Think about the piping hot cup of coffee you had this morning; or better yet, the one you’re now thinking about brewing to help push through your afternoon slump. Walkthrough the entire process. You fill your mug, take a few sips, and then wait fifteen minutes for the whirl of energy to shuttle through your brain and body. But, then what? Do you ever think about what comes next?
When you consume caffeine, it passes through the lining of your small intestines and into your bloodstream. There, it stimulates your central nervous system and enhances dopamine signaling to produce the rush you know so well. Chances are, you are left feeling more awake, alert, and focused.
We aren’t here to vilify caffeine. In fact, drinking a moderate amount of coffee doesn’t seem to have any negative side effects. However, we all know that it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. So does the World Health Organization, which officially recognizes caffeine dependence as a clinical disorder.
Is Your Caffeine Intake Harming Your Health?
If consumed regularly, many individuals who drink caffeinated beverages find that they build a tolerance over time. One energy drink turns into two, two turn into four, and before they know it, they’re buying cases in bulk just to get through the week. Tolerance occurs when the effects of the stimulant decrease over time and after habitual usage, such that more and more caffeine is needed to produce the same effects in your brain and body. The alertness that you are seeking and craving actually get harder to obtain.
As tolerance and consumption increase, individuals start teetering closer to the tipping point and negative health outcomes become more probable. Some studies have shown a relationship between coffee consumption and various types of cancers, and many others have drawn links between excessive caffeine and the exacerbation of clinical-grade anxiety.
This isn’t even taking into account the health impact and physical toll of the other lesser-known ingredients that are often mixed into energy drinks, like refined sugars and artificial flavoring. Even coffee can have its hidden dangers, like mold, mycotoxins, and pesticides. So, do you really want to keep chugging away?
The Implications of Caffeine’s Half-Life
All of this aside, there’s one more negative consequence that we just can’t seem to shake. We know that sleep is the foundational pillar of physical, mental, and emotional health. Without sleep, any effort to boost performance or enhance well-being is pointless.
Before you close the tab on your internet browser and shuffle over to the coffee maker, know this: caffeine has a half-life that can last up to twelve hours. Yep, you read that correctly. This means that it can take up to twelve hours for the levels of caffeine in your bloodstream to decrease by half. That tired and wired feeling you hate has biochemical evidence to back it up.
Your innocent attempt to bust through your afternoon slump may have short-term benefits, but it also has long-term repercussions. When you are filling your tank with the average cup of coffee or energy drink, it hasn’t completely left your system by the time your head hits the pillow at night. Critical aspects of your sleep, like latency, efficiency, and restfulness, are diminished. So, you may feel temporarily buzzed, but at what cost? Without adequate sleep, physical and psychological burnout are inevitable.
Feel Clean Energy with Cured Euphoria
If you’re ready to kick your caffeine addiction, we have the remedy. We created Cured Euphoria because we knew that you finally needed a beverage that was as serious about your short-term goals and long-term health as you are. Every ingredient was hand-picked with you in mind. We understand what dependence feels like, and we’re here to help you beat the habit without sacrificing your pursuits.
Isn’t it time you discovered the best energy for your brain and body? Drink Cured Euphoria.