Effects Of Caffeine On The Central Nervous System Essay

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Caffeine is defined as: a crystalline compound that is found especially in tea and coffee plants and is a stimulant of the central nervous system. The stimulazation of the nervous system can begin as early as fifteen minutes after ingestioin and can last up to six hours. In moderate consumption few negative side effects occurred. Moderate consumption of caffeine is up to 250 milligrams or about four twelve ounce cans of pop. Caffeine can increase blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, and blood sugar levels. In high consumption caffeine can lead to many negative side effects such as, dizziness, muscle tremor, nausea, and anxiety. During the week I consumed 24.77 milligrams of caffeine, this came from the Orange Fanta I was drinking during that week. This amount is not enough to cause side effects and is considered a very low intake.
Caffeine is well known the harm it can do in the body. Normally the harms of caffeine do not set in until you consume large amounts of it on a regular basis but these problems include: rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, headaches, heart burn, and anxiety. Although caffeine is known for its downfalls in moderate consumption it does have benefits. These benefits include: increased rate of metabolism, increase awareness, and suppressed fatigue. Even though caffeine has harmful effects on the body, taking in in small doses it has shown helpful benefits in the body.
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