Caffeine Pills: weight loss effects of the psychoactive stimulant
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Caffeine Pills are widely used as weight loss remedies all across the globe. They are known to have a number of benefits and are useful in the treatment of various chemical conditions. Caffeine, a bitter crystalline xanthine alkaloid which acts as a psychoactive stimulant drug and mild diuretic in the human body is the prime ingredient of these pills. Caffeine is also called guaranine, mateine and theine. It is found in the beans, leaves and fruits of more than 60 plants. Human beings are known to consume caffeine extracted from the beans of the coffee plant and leaves of the tea bush. It is also available in the form of soft drinks, beverages, energy drinks etc. Caffeine is known as the world’s most prominent psychoactive substance. It is also derived from the kola nut or from cocoa. Other sources include yerba mate, guarana berries and yaupon holly.

Caffeine pills are the latest rage in the health and fitness industry. They are used extensively as weight loss agents and are known to improve alertness and boost energy.

Tolerance:

The level of tolerance of caffeine varies from person to person based upon the body size and the amount of caffeine necessary to produce the desired effects. It takes less than an hour for the drug to start effecting and a mild dose tends to wear off in 3-4 hours.

Benefits of caffeine pills:

Caffeine pills are used in the treatment of asthma.
They are a great remedy for reducing weight.
They help enhance the mood.
They help enhance the process of metabolism and break down of fat.
They are used in the treatment of various respiratory diseases.
Caffeine intake is associated with a reduced risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
Caffeine pills increase the efficiency of pain relievers up to 40% and enable the body to absorb headache medication more rapidly.
They are used in the treatment of migraine and cluster headaches as well as to overcome the drowsiness caused by antihistamines.
They help reduce fatigue, drowsiness and exhaustion.
They increase the level of concentration and grasping power.
They enhance short term memory and increase alertness.

Overdose:


The recommended dosage of the drug is 200 mg per day which is present in a single serving and varies in proportion in different brands of the pill. An overdose may lead to various conditions including nervousness, depression, hyperflexia, headaches, peptic ulcers, tremulousness, irritability, anxiety, shaking, insomnia, heart palpitation, psychomotor agitation, increased urination, flushing of face, excitement etc. Extremely large doses of the pill may lead to the development of manic depression, hallucinations, delusions, psychosis and even death.

Before taking caffeine pills it is recommended that you consult a registered medical practitioner in order to determine if the product is suitable as per your body’s requirement or not. You must also make a note of your present medical condition or if you are suffering from any diseases such as diabetes, thyroid disorder, depression, coronary heart disease, digestive disorder, cancer, high blood pressure etc. before taking the product. It is not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers to consume these pills as high doses may result in miscarriage.

Side effects of caffeine pills:

These include increased heart palpitations, headache, restlessness, insomnia, psychomotor agitation, hallucinations, respiratory alkalosis, peptic ulcers, erosive esophagitis, nervousness, irritability, disorientation, lack of judgment, loss of social inhibition, depression and even death. Prolonged use of caffeine pills may result in the impairment of long term memory.  The drug increases the levels of cAMP in the cells cloning the effects of epinephrine. It diffuses through the cells and acts as a secondary messenger, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease. It may lead to stunted growth in children.