Ten fun facts about Caffeine

Fact 1
Caffeine withdrawals are actually considered a mental disorder, according to the DSM-5 published by the American Psychiatric Association.

Fact 2
Not only can you die from a caffeine overdose, but you can also experience mania, delusions, hallucinations and psychosis - but it would take at least 100 cups of coffee, consumed at once, to kill you.

Fact 3
Dark roast coffee actually contains less caffeine than lighter roasts. The roasting process slightly reduces the caffeine content in the bean.

Fact 4
The FDA has to regulate how much caffeine is actually used in beverages, restricting it to less than .02%. Caffeine is one of the most widely used psychoactive drugs worldwide.

Fact 5
While many product labels are required to list caffeine as an ingredient if it contains it, they are not required to list how much caffeine is in the product.

Fact 6
During the 16th century, Muslim authorities tried to ban caffeinated beverages under the Islamic dietary laws, calling them 'intoxicating'. They are widely consumed today.

Fact 7
Since animals have a poor ability to metabolize caffeine, it is extremely toxic to animals such as dogs and birds.

Fact 8
If you're thirsty, drinking a caffeinated beverage is a bad idea. Since caffeine is a diuretic, it actually makes your body lose more water, so it doesn't really quench your thirst.

Fact 9
Coffee originally came from a plant in Ethiopia, after they began noticing the increased energy levels in their animals and themselves after consuming fruit from the trees.

Fact 10
Feeling like a cup of coffee in the morning isn't necessary, as your brain is flooded with cortisol. The best times for coffee are 9:30AM to 11:30AM and 1:30PM to 5:00PM.

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Short about Caffeine
A crystalline xanthine alkaloid and a stimulant drug.