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    How much is too much?

    I try to have no more then two coffees a day, and one espresso latter in the afternoon...

    Does anyone know how much caffine a person is allowed to have per day before negitive affects kick in?

    Thx

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    Well it differs in a lot of people. I know some who have are alergic and will have a bad reaction to even the slightest amount of caffeine. Then there are people like me, who drink a gallon of coffee a day and have no problems.

    Here's a site who has some more info.
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency ... 002579.htm
    Have you ever walked through the aisle of your local grocer and smelled the death of a dying bean?

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    too much coffee

    for me there is a threshold of about a pot before I get a little jittery. here is some more info from a gov source

    http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/health-...ions/4630.html

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    According to me, anything when you do overdose or intake more then it should be then it is harmful for yor body.

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    You can overdose on water sooo....

    (yes you can die from excessive water ingestion)

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    What?! no you cant, our bodies are around 90% water. any thing above 600MG is too much caffeine

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    Too much caffeine?

    I vary a lot. I think it's all in how your body reacts to the caffeine. I have had four cups of coffee when I'm drowsy, and after several trips to the privy I'm still sleepy. Other times I'm jittery after one cup. Trust your body's reaction to your intake. Stop when it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Addict?
    What?! no you cant, our bodies are around 90% water. any thing above 600MG is too much caffeine
    Of course you can and its easy. Water intoxication happens when you consume ridicules amounts of water in a very short time. Basically you drown out your electrolytes, get one hell of a headache, and you die.

    As for the 600mg, thats where they like to draw the line in the sand.
    Have you ever walked through the aisle of your local grocer and smelled the death of a dying bean?

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    The 600 mg recommendation isn''t accurate. The number is 400 mg, as per multiple guidelines from osteoporosis to menopausal triggers. 400 mg is roughly equivalent to 4 cups of coffee per day.

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    I wasn't going to reply but you mentioned some very controversial subjects. My grams has osteoporosis and about half the docs all said caffeine is bad for it. The other half said BS. That topic hasn't been answered properly because the tests have been inconclusive. There are so many things that can contribute or take away from osteoporosis that they really haven't been able to isolate just one thing that causes it or makes it worse. They all seem to say the same thing however. Add more calcium to your diet.

    Menopausal triggers include caffeine but also contains dozens of other triggers heat, alcohol, spicy food, and stress to name a few.

    As for a specific number I haven't seen anyone say 400mg. Most of the stuff out there talks about moderation. One or two cups a day. I think the reason why 600mg's get picked is because it is considered to be on the side of a heavy drinker. Someone who drinks upwards of 5 - 7 cups a day. I have friends who polish off a 6 pack of Dew before the head to work. Each bottle has about 55mg of caffeine. Most of them wouldn't consider themselves a heavy caffeine drinker.
    Have you ever walked through the aisle of your local grocer and smelled the death of a dying bean?

 

 
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