Caffeine is the most commonly used mood-altering drug in the world. It is the most commonly used, and socially acceptable, stimulant. Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, cola, chocolate as well as common medications for headaches and menstrual cramps.
Drinking coffee becomes bad when you start having greedy cravings of it, and at the same time feeling lethargic when you miss one day of not having the beverage.
Excessive caffeine intake can lead to several health problems, including:
- Severe adrenal stress
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Irritability or mood disorders
If you have been consuming more than three to four cups of coffee (250-500mg caffeine) per day, then chances are you will have caffeine withdrawal symptoms when you decide to kick the habit. These include headache, fatigue, irritability, depressed mood and difficulty concentrating that is severe enough to interfere with a person’s ability to function properly at work or in social situations.
Getting over your addiction to caffeine is definitely possible. If you decide on quitting your caffeine addiction, you need to have a strong determination to kick the habit. Having no drive at all to quit this addiction will just lead you into being more dependent to caffeine than before.
It is usually treated by planning a good and increased intake of some vitamins and minerals. This contains increased intake of Vitamin-C, Vitamin B3, B-Complex, Calcium, Magnesium and Amino Acids. Drinking a lot of water and exercising speeds up the process of detoxification. Homeopathic medicines and hypnosis, a process of limiting the use of caffeinated products psychologically, are also being used by some physicians.