How Long does Caffeine Last in the Body?

image001Caffeine is a substance found in coffee, tea or chocolate and also some medicine components which stimulates the central nervous system, giving the effects as following:

How Long Does Caffeine Last in the Body?

Caffeine is metabolized within the liver by the enzyme system called cytochrome P450 oxidase into three separate physical effects on the body; known as paraxanthine, theobromine and theophylline. Caffeine from coffee or other beverages is absorbed by our digestive system about 45 minutes after drinking, and then distributedto all tissues in the body. The half-life of caffeine, which refers to the time needed to eliminate half amount of caffeine out of the body, depends on many other factors such as age, body condition, liver function, etc.

What Is the Recommended Daily Amount of Caffeine?

The results of some research scientists at the University of Tokyo (Japan) showed that drinking a coffee daily (about 100-150 ml of diluted coffee) can help prevent the risk of asthma, decrease 25% of colon cancers, 45% of gallstone disease, 80% of cirrhosis and nearly 90% of Parkinson's disease. Some people tend to be sensitive to caffeine than others. Those who don’t regularly drink coffee are more susceptible to negative effects of caffeine. There are some studies showed that men prone to the effects of caffeine more than women, especially those special subjects.

If you are susceptible to the possible effects of caffeine, just a small amount - a cup or even a sip of coffee or tea - can make you feel excitable, jittery or even insomnia.

What Will Happen if Taking Too Much Caffeine?

If drinking 4 or more than 4 cups of coffee a day can lead to some unpleasant effects because using more than 500 to 600 mg of caffeine a day can cause.

Cautions for Caffeine Intake

Above are the benefits and disadvantages of coffee on human health. It is important to take control of coffee consumption daily. Do not drink too much; otherwise it will be harmful to your body. Here are some cautions for caffeine intake.

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