Category Archives: Mood

Perhaps caffeine’s greatest gift is its ability to improve our moods, to make us feel better, happier, more optimistic. Even 100mg of caffeine has been proven to improve your mood all day.

Caffeine and an “Attitude of Success”

Many studies have proven that caffeine increases feelings of optimism and self-confidence and dispels boredom and fatigue.  Caffeine also increases mental and physical capacities and allows you to release your hidden potential.  Can there be any doubt that this line … Continue reading

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Yerkes-Dodson Effect: How Much Coffee or Caffeine is Too Much?

One of the reasons that caffeine is not a drug of abuse is that, unlike cocaine, amphetamine, or heroin, caffeine does not produce effects that indefinitely increase as you increase the dose.  Caffeine has a built in mechanism that guarantees that … Continue reading

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Caffeine Protects the Brain from Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

There are no more dreaded misfortunes of increasing age than the onset of the debilitating brain diseases, Alzheimer’s disease and senile dementia.  What could caffeine have to do with these life-destroying, intractable conditons? It’s simple:  Caffeine is a tonic for … Continue reading

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Zen and Caffeine: Tranquil Energy

Caffeine is a CNS (Central Nervous System) stimulant.  Most stimulants, such as methamphetamine and cocaine, increase anxiety.  Perhaps for this reason, the myth has arisen that caffeine makes you edgy and nervous and tense.  However, the exact opposite is the … Continue reading

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Dreaded Caffeine Withdrawal

We’ve all heard that caffeine is addictive and that, if you use it regularly and then stop using it, you will experience the pains and discomfort of drug withdrawal. Dr. Peter B. Dews, Professor Emeritus of Harvard University, the dean of … Continue reading

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