Why Coffee, Tea And Other Caffeinated Beverages Are So Addictive



We are all guilty of consuming something a little too addictive. Whether it is a double shot espresso, a Redbull energy drink, a nice warm cup of seeping hot tea, we have all been there. All of these things have several things in common.

First of all everyone, no matter their background whether they are people rushing to their first client as a metal roof specialist or a freelancer working on her five hundredth project, cannot deny that they all taste so delicious. Each and everyone one of these beverages comes in so many brands, colors, tastes, textures, and varieties. But most importantly they have one crucial ingredient in common. They all have caffeine

Caffeine is a strong addictive psychoactive substance. As bad as that sounds, caffeine is a drug that seems to do us a lot of good. They boost our metabolism, mood, and improves health, and prepares us for the long drive of the day. They keep us perky, energized, delighted and motivated as well. But much like any other drug, they create a similar effect of dependence and addiction. 

People develop dependence and addiction to the drug fairly quickly. And they also see the withdrawal effect incredibly fast. As we consume more and more of the substance, it does create substantial changes in our behavior and chemicals that create tolerance. And as we build more and more tolerance, w only have the choice of increasing our caffeine dosage. 

Caffeine is a stimulant in the central nervous system. And much like any stimulant, the stimulants that cause happiness and boost energy are addictive. Much like most drugs around the world, dopamine is enhanced as a result of caffeine. And we all know what dopamine does, don’t we? Our beloved dopamine, right next to serotonin, is the neurotransmitter necessary to increase happiness.

Dopamine is the chemical that sends the message to your brain to be happy, to be motivated, perky, up in the morning, goes for a run, finishes up your work, talks to your friends, and stays generally happy with yourself. A lack of dopamine can lead to visible distressing and mental illnesses. 

When we are unhinged and addicted to coffee, there are some visible signs. Are you exhibiting the signs of caffeine addiction? Maybe if you have any of these or maybe more than 4-5 of these, you may have a slight addiction. 

  • High Tolerance To A High Dosage Of Caffeinated Beverages
  • The First Thing You Reach For In The Morning Is A large Cup Of Coffee, Tea Or An Energy Drink 
  • You have trouble sleeping at night
  • The only way for you to get through the day is with the help of caffeine
  • Have fluctuating moods throughout the day 
  • Spending a great deal of energy on obtaining the caffeinated drink 
  • Experiencing signs of irritability, drowsiness, concentrations problems without caffeine
  • Failure to meet your obligations at school, university, and work. 

A caffeinated beverage is not bad on its own. They have their perks and amazing benefits in moderation. Caffeinated beverages in excess can lead to disturbing side effects and withdrawal symptoms. But unlike other drugs, the side effects are not as severe and bad. 

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