Caffeine & Health
Caffeine and Sleep
You might reach for a cup of coffee to keep you awake and alert through the day, but is this cup of coffee preventing you from getting a quality sleep at night?
Caffeine and Anxiety
Caffeine directly affects the central nervous system, thus producing a stimulatory effect. Several studies report that caffeine can aggravate the symptoms of anxiety in some people, especially in those who are prone to psychological disorders. Learn more about Caffeine and Anxiety at the Caffeine & Health Blog.
Caffeine and the Human Body
Caffeine is considered the most extensively used psychoactive drug in the world, altering brain activity and mood. It is found naturally in coffee, tea, and cocoa. Caffeine can pass through the blood-brain barrier, cross the placental membrane and pass into the amniotic fluid, and even enter into the fetus . Caffeine...
Caffeine and Breastfeeding
If you are a breastfeeding mother, you may have a craving for a cup of coffee—or a few—to survive the sleepless nights. Caffeine in coffee stimulates your central nervous system to keep you more awake and make you more alert. But is coffee and caffeine consumption safe for breastfeeding mothers? How...
Caffeine and Pregnancy
Is it safe to consume caffeine when pregnant? Caffeine is considered harmful during pregnancy if consumed in higher doses. Upon consumption, caffeine is readily absorbed into the bloodstream and it is distributed throughout the body rapidly. Caffeine easily crosses the placental membrane and passes into the placenta and the brain of...