Caffeine – the best remedy for copopobia

Copopobia – the fear of fatigue, which we seem to succumb to, and therefore not only start the day with a coffee 😉 The best weapon against fatigue is the caffeine to which I now turn my attention:

Caffeine

  • It is a component of coffee, tea, mate, guaraná, kola nut and in small quantities also of cocoa.
  • In 1820 the pharmacist and chemist Runge succeeded in isolating pure caffeine from the coffee beans for the first time and can thus be regarded as the discoverer.
  • Chemically: C8H10N4O2 – a substance from the group of stimulants.
  • Pure caffeine is a white, odorless, crystalline powder with a bitter taste.
  • More than 1000 ingredients: Besides caffeine, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals and even vitamins are present in the bean.
  • Roasted coffee beans contain depending on the species and variety 1,3-2% caffeine – Arabica less than Robusta.
  • A cup of coffee (150 ml) contains about 40 to 120 mg of caffeine,
  • A cup of espresso (30 ml) about 40 mg.

The dose makes the difference.

  • In lower concentrations attention and concentration are increased, the learning process is facilitated and the long-term memory is improved, fatigue symptoms are eliminated and the peristalsis of the intestine is stimulated.
  • Too high doses can cause caffeine nervousness, sleep disorders, headaches, gastrointestinal discomfort, loss of fine motor skills. All reasons why children should leave their fingers off.
  • From > 1 g even excitation phenomena and a strongly accelerated pulse occur.
  • In case of poisoning, anxiety or circulatory collapse may occur.
  • Caffeine can also become chronically dependent. Caffeinism causes mental disorders with symptoms such as restlessness, agitation, mental changes, urge to urinate, and insomnia.
  • Drive and motivation loss, but also depressive states and irritability are typical withdrawal symptoms.
  • These are used approximately 12-24 hours after the last caffeine intake and can last up to nine days
  • The lethal dose for an average adult is about 10 g caffeine or 200 cups of double espresso.

Properly dosed caffeine can do a lot of good things like:

  • Increase of athletic performance.
  • Use in pain and migraine therapy.
  • Treatment of breathing arrest of newborns
  • Prevention of chronic lung diseases
  • Promotion of hair growth.
  • The dehydrating effect helps against swelling, e.g. the eye part
  • Smoothing and tightening of the skin, e.g. with cellulitis
  • Promotes blood circulation
  • Stimulation of cell renewal, with peelings
  • Activates enzymes that cleave fat.
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Regular, moderate coffee enjoyment prevents skin cancer.
  • Coffee drinkers have more sex and longer. (This is the reason why women, men still ask for a coffee after a date 😉

If this is not enough reason for another coffee …

 

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