Caffeine Highs and Lows

What Are the Benefits of Caffeine Withdrawal?

I have always been sensitive to the effects of caffeine.  Even half a cup can be a problem.  I get a nice little burst of energy…followed by anxiety, and a drop in energy and mood.  Some are more sensitive to this drug than others depending, in part, on the enzymes in your body and whether they are fast or slow-burning.  The slower you process caffeine through you system, the longer it stays around and builds up, creating negative side effects.  Have a look at this article…

http://www.livestrong.com/article/517190-do-caffeine-crashes-make-you-depressed/

An excerpt:

“Caffeine and Depression

Low blood-sugar levels can cause feelings of depression. Caffeine works for a few hours to increase energy levels, but afterward, people often experience a caffeine crash. When caffeine is consumed, insulin, the hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar, is increased. Insulin lowers blood sugar levels, which can cause depression a few hours after you consume caffeine.”

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One Response to Caffeine Highs and Lows

  1. George M says:

    No you don’t – i have given up a lot, but they are not taking my coffee away without a fight!

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