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SOURCE: Natural Health Sherpa
Studies show that caffeine helps fight against fatigue and drowsiness and can help boost alertness. These benefits, however, comes with a price, says Natural Health Sherpa.
Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) January 21, 2013
Natural Health Sherpa, leading natural health website, recently published its review of caffeine. The website agrees that “caffeine is an effective way to wake up and may even act as medicine” but warns against its long-term effects.
Caffeine increases levels of the hormone epinephrine in the body, explains Natural Health Sherpa. This hormone stimulates the sympathetic nervous system thereby increasing heart rate, blood pressure and blood flow to the muscles. Epinephrine, at the same time, decreases blood flow to the skin and the inner organs and induces the liver to produce glucose. According to Natural Health Sherpa, “This is the same process that occurs when your body reacts to a perceived threat. It’s like facing a saber-toothed tiger every single morning!”
Natural Health Sherpa explains that the body’s reaction to caffeine is the same as what happens when it’s under stress. Caffeine can cause side effects such as “insomnia, nervousness and restlessness, stomach irritation, nausea and vomiting, increased heart rate and respiration, tremors, chest pain, and ringing in the ear,” according to the health website.
Natural Health Sherpa advises people who consume a lot of coffee to cut back slowly rather than quitting cold turkey to avoid unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
Natural Health Sherpa provides in-depth, science-based, independent reviews of natural health therapies and remedies that have been proven to be both safe and effective and are backed by good science -- multiple double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized studies. Unfortunately, there are many charlatans making bogus, unfounded claims in the natural health area, so our goal is to separate fact from fiction to pinpoint what actually works.
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