What is Caffeine
Caffeine is present in coffee, tea, maté, cola nuts, and guarana plants, roughly to an extent of 4%. Caffeine stimulates the heart and respiratory systems while another alkaloid, theobromine (also found in tea) relaxes the smooth muscles.
Nowadays, caffeine is a common ingredient in several of the products we consume daily – from coffee and colas to chocolates and energy drinks. Scientists opine that caffeine in limited amounts is okay. But there is a flipside too – its psychoactive stimulant properties can lead to caffeine addiction which is as detrimental to health as other addictions can be.
References:1. COSIC Coffee Science Information Centre - www.cosic.org
Latest Publications and Research on Caffeine and DecaffeinationEffect of Chronic Caffeine Consumption on Cardiac Tissue Metabolism in the Rabbit. - Published by PubMed
Effect of Caffeine on Serum Tumour Necrosis Factor Alpha and Lactate Dehydrogenase in Wistar Rats Exposed to Cerebral Ischaemia-reperfusion Injury. - Published by PubMed
Multi-ingredient pre-workout supplements, safety implications, and performance outcomes: a brief review. - Published by PubMed
An anti-caffeine antibody-oligonucleotide conjugate for DNA-directed immobilization in environmental immunoarrays. - Published by PubMed
Acute hemodynamic effects of methylxanthine therapy in preterm neonates: Effect of variations in subgroups. - Published by PubMed