We should know that caffeine is the least regulated stimulant here in Singapore and the world. The perils of caffeine are not always discussed that is why Murray Carpenter wrote a book entitled Caffeinated. The book talked about the most intriguing revelations of caffeine.
We misjudge the effect of caffeine in our lives. It has negative impacts on our system and patterns. Carpenter’s book will give us some intriguing revelations of caffeine. Here are some:
- Coffee packs contain more caffeine compared to soda: Caffeinated sodas only contain thirty five to forty milligrams of caffeine per twelve ounces. Even if you drink at least five cans a day, the caffeine is moderate. However, caffeine in coffee is more intense and concentrated.
- Overdoing caffeine can lead to problems: With caffeine, the common problem is not getting enough sleep. Insomnia is possible. You have to know too hat caffeine can promote anxiety. Finally, it is possible to easily build heavy dependency to caffeine. You need it every time you want to fire up.
- Caffeine can build tolerance: It was tackled earlier that you can get dependent to caffeine to fire you up. In fact, caffeine is known to boost performance for athletes not to mention it can be effective for improving focus and mental acuity. The challenge is that the longer you use it, the effects will wane.
- It is not required to label caffeine: In United States, Food and Drug Administration does not require companies to label caffeine. If you notice, Coca-Cola and Pepsi products subtly write caffeine content (a tiny print actually at the end of the list).
The government should look for ways to regulate caffeine since it is not purely good. We have to be wise if we do not want to depend on caffeine.