There was a time when I would have said very quickly that there's no such thing as "too much caffeine." Friends and I joked about how all we drank was filtered water--filtered through ground coffee beans. :-D
Unfortunately, i've been drinking it for such a long time and at such quantities and variety of strengths that I can drink coffee all day and still be exhausted--I think now that most of the feeling of alertness I have for a short time after drinking coffee is really just the sugar or creamer that I've included.
I don't have the health effects that some commentors before me have suffered, but I do know that my tolerance for caffeine is much higher than my possible intake. I'm still quite happy to drink coffee (I still love it) but to do so as an alertness aid just doesn't work anymore. And I've never known the buzz some people get off drinking espresso or anything like that. You've got to remember that caffeine is a drug, albeit legal (thank goodness, right?) and will interact with your body in ways you might not expect.
Meanwhile, I'm enjoying my cup of plain water.
- 11/19/2013 2:49:49 PM