THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF CAFFEINE: HOW COFFEE CAUSES EXHAUSTION, FATIGUE, AND ADDICTION

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COFFEE: THE FIRST PERIPHERAL!

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing to do is wake up.

What happens when we drink a cup of coffee? Are we actually getting energy from caffeine?

In this article, I am going to discuss what are the hidden dangers of caffeine? In my opinion, following are some of those risks associated with coffee addiction:

 

11. Exhaustion and Fatigue towards work

Caffeine keeps us alert to our optimum level. When it exhausts, the tasks become fatigue. This decreases our performance and eventually, we fail to achieve our targets.

 

10. Increase in the Stress Level

It is true that coffee boosts our energy. Caffeine addicts make minor issues significant. This overwhelming behavior exaggerates the situation and keeps them in stress.

 

9. Mood Swings

When we are happy or sad, we need a cup of coffee. Coffee swings our mood according to the situation. This makes us depressed or happier. This is dependent on its usage.

 

8. Quitting Caffeine is tough

Once we are coffee addict, our hormones exist in “fight or flight response “situation. We continue doing our work in the same level of anxiety, depression and stress. We need a cup of coffee to relax.

 

7. Bone Loss

The caffeine consumption weakens our bones. In real, it reduces the calcium level in our bones which is an essential part for our bones’ growth. This increases the risks of Osteoporosis in females.

 

6. Premature Aging

Caffeine produces age-defying hormones. These hormones result in premature aging. Mostly, this happens when we work very hard to achieve our tough targets.

 

5. Dehydration

Coffee contains antioxidant ingredients. These antioxidants limit our water absorption capacity. Dehydration victimises us. Eventually, our skin becomes dry, saggy and wrinkled.

 

4. Sleep Disruption

Mostly, coffee addicts are found in sleep disruption or insomnia. This is due to the vicious cycle. We need coffee to increase our productivity. Coffee keeps our brain active that results in loss of night’s sleep.

 

3. Dangers to Pregnancy

The research highlights if caffeine is used more than 300 mg per day, it increases the risks of infertility. This may result in miscarriages, low weight births, and issues in delivery processes for pregnant females.

 

2. Causes the heartburn

In some people, caffeine relaxes our sphincter muscles. This allows our stomach contents to back up into the esophagus. This state is called heartburn. So, caffeine causes the heartburn.

 

1.    Causes the Ulcers

Caffeine can increase the secretion of both acid and pepsin in the stomach. The acid and pepsin both cause to create the ulcer.

 

 

References:
  1. http://adrenalfatiguesolution.com/caffeine/
  2. wordsiseek.com/espresso-machines/
  3. http://www.naturalnews.com/012352_caffeine_coffee.html

 

 

 

Three must use supplements for the Modern Man – Guest Post

Here is a post from Adam at ‘Shreddy Brek’, as aspiring bodybuilder. This is his advice on the three must use supplements for the Modern Man. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @ShreddybrekGYM.

Long gone are the days where protein shakes and meal replacements were solely thought of as a ‘meat head’ only product.

The sophisticated modern man is more active than ever. Whether this is pumping iron in the gym, playing 5 a side football with the lads, or taking part in a fitness class, an active lifestyle is becoming more and more popular than ever. For those who want to take their training to the next level, we can look beyond the exercise plan and diet, and venture into the world of sports supplements. Although I do take part in competitive bodybuilding, i think the term ‘bodybuilding supplements’ is old hat. With the advancements in science, taste, product availability and product awareness among the mass market, rather ‘sports supplements’ or ‘sports nutrition supplements’ is a far more suitable term.

However that is all semantics. Today I want to share 3 must use supplements that the modern can benefit from, regardless of their sporting activity.

Protein Powder

For anyone looking to gain lean muscle mass, a higher amount of protein is required, compared to that of a non-active adult.

Even if muscle gain isn’t your primary goal, simply taking part in physical activity will put stress on the bodies muscle. Anything such as swimming, cycling, weight lifting or even team sports such as rugby or football will all fatigue our muscle’s, and require the proper nutrition to encourage repair.

Protein works. It is needed for muscle repair (and if the muscle is placed under enough stress, muscle growth), but don’t be frightened by the thought of turning into the Hulk. The larger than life physiques you see bodybuilders sporting are from years of intense weight lifting, high calorie diets, and often, performance enhancing drugs.

The simple addition of a protein shake into your diet will not make muscles sprout up over night.

Why Use a Protein Powder?

  • Easy to digest
  • Fast absorbing
  • Enhances Immune function
  • Convenient To Drink

Consuming a whey protein powder is digested far easier, and far quicker than regular ‘whole foods’. This makes it ideal to consume upon waking, post workout, or when you need to ingest protein without putting your digestive system under too much work.

Whey protein contains a full amino acid profile. When we consume protein, our body breaks it down into amino acids, and sends it to the muscle. Certain types of protein sources all contain different amino profiles. Eggs and beef are 2 whole foods that contain complete amino profiles.

This is why it is important to have a wide range of protein sources in our diet, chicken, beef, turkey, fish, eggs, cheese, nuts and so on.

However whey protein contains a full amino acid profile.

Over on myprotein discount code website I’ve highlighted the best budget protein powder in my impact whey review. This whey protein concentrate is a market leading whey protein, and the most affordable in the UK.

You don’t need to spend a fortune on big name brands, or expensive protein powders. Despite what the marketing claims will lead you to believe. My protein shake recommendation would be a solid whey protein concentrate, from many of the bulk suppliers that sell supplements online.

Some of the most popular brands are MyProteinGo Nutrition, The Protein Works and Bodybuilding Warehouse.

I used Impact Whey all throughout university, and made solid progress in the gym.

Caffeine

Many people start their day with a cup of coffee, but I hate the stuff. Its an acquired taste. Besides, I’d likely end up burning my mouth every morning and spilling it all down my shirt. Not the best way to start your day.

Caffeine is known to:

  • Enhance Cognitive Functioning
  • Provide Energy
  • Enhance Fat Burning Ability
  • Improve Endurace

If you do like coffee, the problem is, most brands do not disclose how much caffeine per serving you are consuming. It is recommended to supplement with 100-200mg prior to exercise.

Adding a caffeine supplement, such as a tablet or capsule, to your supplement stack would be a wise choice.

You will know exactly how much caffeine you are using, and can taper the dosage based on your tolerance. It’s convenient, cheap, and you won’t have to worry about coffee stains or burning your mouth!

Creatine

Creatine is arguably the most cost effective supplement that provides the greatest ROI.

It has been proven in study after study to work. Its cheap, and it gets the job done.

Creatine does the following:

  • Improves muscle strength
  • Increased Endurance and offsets muscle fatigue
  • Helps to promote the growth of lean muscle tissue

Without getting all Walter White and jumping into the science too much, creatine provides the muscle with more energy. Creatine can be found in food sources such as beef. However supplementing with 5-10 grams of creatine daily will greatly enhance sports performance.

I’ve been using it for years, and its one of the few supplements I would recommend to anyone, regardless of their experience with training, goals or current size.

No matter what your activity is, or what your goals are, creatine will help enhance your performance.

Supplements aren’t magical

Remember that no supplement is a magic potion. There isn’t a product on the supplement market that will make you lose fat, or gain muscle without having to put the hard work in.

However supplements definitely do help. If you’re training or exercising regularly, then the above 3 supplements, are in my opinion, sure fire ways to help your performance, and lead to greater gains.

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