Caffeine was discovered by a goat herder in 850 A.D. He noticed the goats getting a little frisky after eating the berries from a coffee bush. He tried some himself and noticed caffeine’s pleasuring effects. Little did he know he stumbled upon the most widely used psychoactive stimulant in the world today.

Caffeine causes euphoria, vigilance and concentration.
Caffeine puts your biological rhythms back on track. It’s a known cure for jetlag and a poor night’s sleep. Both regular coffee & decaf contain beneficial antioxidants.

Coffee contains over 1000 toxins, thought to act as an insect deterrent for the plant.
In higher amounts, caffeine increases the metabolic rate of the body by releasing stress hormones. It will fool your body into the classic “fight or flight” response.

If you drink coffee, limit your intake ot 1 to 2 (max) coffees per day. One cup of coffee is equal to 100 mgs of caffeine.

Coffee (5 oz cup) 100 mgs
Tea (5 oz cup) 50 mgs
Cola drink (12 oz) 40 mgs
Chocolate (1 oz) 25 mgs
Iced tea (6 oz) 40 mgs
OTC stimulants (No-Dos, vivarin) 100+mgs
OTC headache/pain medicine (Excedrin) 65 mgs
Red Bull (1 can) 80 mgs

Caffeine addiction
People can be addicted to anything. Food, drugs, sex, TV, etc. Addiction is classified as anything you find pleasure in that leads to uncontrolled or abusive behavior.

Caffeinism is a clinical term and is characterized by drinking 5-10 cups per day.
5-10 cups per day and excess caffeine consumption can lead to nervousness, irritability, and insomnia.
Drinking excess caffeine for energy forces the energy, and eventually wears it out. The effect can be compared to squeezing a tight fist for a long period of time