Caffeine

Is the most widely consumed central nervous system stimulant. It is a naturally occurring substance that is found in many beverages, chocolates, and over the counter medications. But the sneaky stimulant can pop up in unexpected places. Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t require manufacturers to list caffeine content on nutrition labels, it’s often hard to tell whether a product contains the stimulant, and how much.  Did you know that caffeine can also be found in: ice cream, weight-loss pills, energy water, Alcoholic energy drinks, breath fresheners, sunflower seeds, certain brands of instant oatmeal, and perky jerky.

Caffeine does produce tolerance as well as withdrawal effects, and can produce both physical and psychological dependence. Caffeine can contribute to: insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, gastrointestinal problems, fast heartbeat, muscle tremors, headaches, jittery, stress, Anxiety, irritability, blood sugar & insulin problems, nutritional deficiencies, urinary, prostate, BPH, fibrocystic breast disease, PMS, osteoporosis, infertility problems, miscarriage, low birth weight infants, and menopausal problems such as hot flashes, adrenal exhaustion, dehydration, skin elasticity, wrinkles, and loss of hormones.

Contact Information

Student Wellness Center
North Shepler, Room 101
2800 W. Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505
Ph (580)581-6725
Fax (580)581-6733
Director Jill Melrose
jmelrose@cameron.edu
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