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    ok i got question i drink a ton of energy drinks and soda

    so how much caffeine is a too much a day. and is it addictive.

  • #2
    What level is too much? I've read that up to 200mg/day is OK. Just one strong coffee or energy drink may have that much in it. But I don't recall what a dangerous level is.

    Is it addictive? As a stimulant that is fairly quickly processed by the body it's not really physically addictive. It's more of an emotional hook. Withdrawl usually means headaches, moodiness, tiredness(duh). But it only lasts a day or two. It varies from person to person too.
    Give me some cane sugar real Pepsi in a glass bottle... and not Throwback!


    • #3
      check out this site, bro

      Death by Caffeine


      • #4
        My drop dead point is 630 cans of Pepsi. LOL
        Don't worry, be happy. Meher Baba


        • #5
          I have a question... I know that Mt Dew and Vault have a lot of caffeine, but does fruit flavored sodas like Fanta or Fresca have caffeine too?


          • #6
            no fanta and fresca do not have caffiene
            Join the fight to bring the Fully Loaded Citrus Soda back to store shelves!


            • #7
              For some strange reason, Sunkist does have caffeine. So beware if you want an orange soda and cannot have caffeine. I am not sure if the other Sunkist flavors have caffeine.


              • #8
                I have a bottle of Sunkist grape right here - no caffeine listed.

                A&W cream soda also has quite a bit of caffeine in it.

                Tropicana, Slice, Fanta orange (as well as most, if not all private labels) are caffeine free.


                • #9
                  I also have a question about too much caffeine. I really limit my intake to just one energy drink on the weekend, but usually the rest of the week I only have either one 12 oz. cola or a 12 oz. Mtn. Dew a day. However, my husband has been struggling with depression and this last weekend he has been drinking upwards of 3 energy drinks a day just to stay awake - but he is still crashing and sleeping almost 16 hours a day. I think the energy drinks are contributing to the depression. Help - please?
                  Jack's Mom
                  "Life is too important to be taken seriously."


                  • #10
                    I dunno about how much is too much, but let it be known that caffeine is definitely addictive, and addiction to it (or anything else) follows the same chemical pathways in the body that addictions to drugs do.

                    Caffeine, like anything, is something to be done in moderation.


                    • #11
                      I think I mentioned this last week.
                      I have been off caffien (I cheated twice LOL) for
                      the past 6 days. I'm still having a very hard time.
                      I will not go into details but in short I feel sick and my
                      headaches have not gotten better.

                      I agree, caffeine is addictive physically at least in my case.
                      Don't worry, be happy. Meher Baba


                      • #12
                        I doubt this wll help you out Zabe, but here's a quote from the following website:

                        Caffeine & Health: Clarifying The Controversies

                        CAFFEINE AND WITHDRAWAL

                        Depending on the amount ingested, caffeine can be a mild stimulant to the central nervous system. Although sometimes colloquially referred to as "addictive", moderate caffeine consumption is safe and should not be classified with addictive drugs of abuse. When regular caffeine consumption is abruptly discontinued, some individuals may experience withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches, fatigue or drowsiness These effects usually are temporary lasting up to a day or so, and often can be avoided if caffeine cessation is gradual.(49, 50, 51) Moreover, most caffeine consumers do not demonstrate dependent, compulsive behavior, characteristic of dependency to drugs of abuse.(4) Although pharmacologically active the behavioral effects of caffeine typically are minor. As further elaborated by the American Psychiatric Association, drugs of dependence cause occupational or recreational activities to be neglected in favor of drug seeking activity.(5) Clearly, this is not the case with caffeine.
                        Give me some cane sugar real Pepsi in a glass bottle... and not Throwback!