Many rely on caffeine to get them through the day – and for good reason. Caffeine can help improve energy and performance. It can fight fatigue. It can even have a positive impact on certain health conditions, like inflammation, obesity, migraines, and cardiovascular disease.
But having one too many cups can leave you feeling less than ideal. So, how can you tell when you've indulged in too much caffeine?
Common Symptoms of Too Much Caffeine
Everyone’s body metabolizes caffeine differently. This makes it difficult to know how much caffeine you should have on any given day. Once you cross that caffeine line, you might find yourself experiencing one or more of these common yet milder symptoms:
Though rare, it’s possible to overdose on caffeine. This can result in more severe and concerning symptoms, like:
If you experience one of these telltale signs shortly after having caffeine, you may have taken a bit too much. If necessary, be sure to seek medical attention.
What Do You Do When You’ve Had Too Much Caffeine?
If you’ve had too much caffeine, chances are you’ll notice it within the first 45 minutes after consuming it. When that happens, the effects can last for as long as 3-5 hours or, up to 10 hours. Yikes!
Learning what to look for when it comes to too much caffeine is an important first step. This will help you recognize when to cut it off.. But what should you do if you accidentally have too much? Here are three ways to help you manage some of the more mild symptoms:
Caffeine in moderation isn’t a bad thing, especially when it comes from green tea (one of our favorites!). Better to keep the black coffee to a minimum to avoid the jitters or upset stomach that can follow.
Keep an Eye on Your Caffeine Levels
We’ve all been there – when you realize you’ve had one cup too many. Once it’s down the hatch, you can’t do much about it. However, there are a few super-simple ways you can minimize the unwanted side-effects.
If you suspect caffeine could be contributing to your health challenges, we’ve got even more ways to help you kick the habit and improve your overall health without losing the quick ‘pick-me-up’ effects. Let us know and we’ll get you on the road to better health right away!
Contact Us Today at Lifetime Wellness Center NW. We would love to hear from you!