Many people drink coffee, cup after coffee cup, in an attempt to increase their energy from another hit of caffeine. Instead of feeling more energized, they start to experience energy crashes and find they can’t get off the caffeine roller coaster.
Approximately 20% of the population is sensitive to too much caffeine. Even just a few milligrams of caffeine can set off an immediate reaction. People who have no problem drinking coffee all day long simply can’t understand how dramatically caffeine sensitive people respond to the slightest bit of caffeine.
If you are caffeine sensitive or if you simply drink too much caffeine for your body to handle well, you may have any number of reactions.
Here are the most common symptoms that too much caffeine can cause:
- The “jitters”
- Feelings of anxiety, nervousness and irritability
- Heartburn or acid reflux
- Insomnia even though the caffeine was consumed many hours before
- Incessant thinking and restlessness that interferes with relaxing
- Sweaty palms
- Rapid speech
Some people may experience more severe reactions from too much caffeine such as:
- Muscular pain and tension including neck and back pain
- Skin rashes and other allergic symptoms
- Obsessive-compulsive behavior
If you suspect you are caffeine sensitive, the best test is to completely eliminate caffeine from your diet. If the symptoms that are bothering you disappear, you’re among the 20% of caffeine sensitive individuals who need to avoid caffeinated beverages and coffee-flavored foods.
On the other hand, if you simply drink too many cups of coffee a day, the best way to cut down on caffeine is to either blend Teeccino with your coffee to reduce caffeine and acidity, or alternate your cups of coffee with a cup of Teeccino. If you stop drinking coffee at mid-day, you can enjoy Teeccino the rest of the day without any concern about caffeine interfering with sleep at night.