What facts should I know about caffeine?
- Caffeine is a stimulant obtained from over 60 different types of plants worldwide.
- The scientific name for caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine.
- Caffeine is considered to be the most commonly used psychoactive drug in the world.
- Coffee, soda, and tea are the most common sources of caffeine in the American diet.
- Discontinuation of regular caffeine use may produce withdrawal symptoms.
- The effects of caffeine persist for about three hours or less.
- Caffeine is found in some combination medications and weight control products.
- The American Medical Association and US Food and Drug Administration consider a moderate intake of caffeine to be “generally recognized as safe.”
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