Managing your caffeine intolerance and symptoms
Let’s start with a simple task: We are guessing you are now reading this blog on the train, on your phone with a cup of coffee by your side. Whether it is consuming caffeine through a morning cuppa, an energy drink or even in chocolate, it could be bad for you. Especially if you are suffering from a caffeine intolerance. Stop your symptoms of bloating with a test today.
Caffeine – What is it?
Caffeine is a staple of many people’s diets. But in some cases, people simply drink too much of it. If this is the case then it can have an effect on someone’s health and wellbeing. Consuming too much caffeine can also lead to a caffeine intolerance. But there are plenty of other benefits to doing an intolerance test.
Symptoms of caffeine intolerance
Caffeine is often thought of as a ‘pick me up’ in the mornings or when that Monday afternoon is really beginning to drag. Because it is transported so quickly around the body, people use it as a way to get a caffeine ‘hit’ and this gives them a bit more energy and enthusiasm. It can get addictive though and people rely on it more than they should. But what are the negatives of caffeine and what should you look out for to make sure that you do not have a caffeine intolerance:
Insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, headaches, fatigue, high blood pressure and even IBS could be just some of the signs that you are drinking too much caffeine.
How much caffeine can you drink?
Naturally, some people will be put off when reading this and may consider stopping caffeine altogether. But the question is, how much caffeine is safe to drink before you develop an intolerance to it? As the summer comes around, you may find yourself consuming less hot drinks, but caffeine is actually everywhere. The general consensus is that 400mg of caffeine is actually safe to drink, (around 4 cups) but you need to watch out as an intolerance could be just around the corner.
What else could it be?
If you are suffering from the symptoms listed above, then it might not be a caffeine intolerance. With the vast majority of the population suffering from a food intolerance, the symptoms might not just be the result of a caffeine intolerance. So, if caffeine is not highlighted as an intolerance in your report, then you should look for other common items in your diet which are causing you issues.
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