No Jolt From Morning Cup Of Joe

Living 2010/06/02 21:00:00
Yes, coffee definitely gives me a lift.
Coffee doesn't really give me a lift.
I think caffeine …
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Spend as much as you like on your fancy morning cup of Starbucks, but instead of helping you keep your eyes open during that boring presentation from Neil in accounting, at best it’s just going to keep you from getting joe sick.

In a recent study of habitual coffee drinkers, researchers at England’s Bristol University found that because drinkers build up a tolerance to the anxiety-producing and stimulating effects of caffeine, not only does the first cup of java in the morning not provide a pick-me-up, it actually just gets you back to your regular level of alertness, but no higher.

Even if you feel like that cup of coffee or tea is giving you laser focus, it’s actually just reversing the fatiguing effects of acute caffeine withdrawal.

Do you think coffee makes you more alert?
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  • soma stardust 2010/06/05 01:23:12
    Yes, coffee definitely gives me a lift.
    soma stardust
    not that i don't think this study has merit... it could very well be true.all i know is i can't wake up without it, nor get through the day without 2-3cups of the stuff. energy drinks are for when i *really* need to be awake.
  • Alexis 2010/06/04 05:42:44
    I think caffeine …
    tastes weird. I like my starbucks not because of the coffee, but just because it tastes good. Well, plus I get to see this handsome hunk whenever I go. Haha. He's actually the only reason I go almost everyday.

    caffeine tastes weird starbucks coffee tastes handsome hunk haha reason
  • Kalayaan 001 2010/06/04 04:31:30
    Yes, coffee definitely gives me a lift.
    Kalayaan 001
    I have tried going to my 19:00h Accounting class with and without coffee and my findings are these:

    With coffee: awake.
    Without coffee: either asleep or devoting all attention to not falling asleep so that I don't even remember what the professor was teaching even when I was "awake"
  • StopDecomp 2010/06/04 03:59:44
    Coffee doesn't really give me a lift.
    But I drink it anyway. I love my coffee.
  • Fef 2010/06/04 03:05:23
    Yes, coffee definitely gives me a lift.
    I don't drink that much caffeine, so when I do it really affects me.
    coffee lift drink caffeine affects
  • Caity 2010/06/04 02:54:07
    Yes, coffee definitely gives me a lift.
    I don't drink it every day, so when I do it wakes me up. I only drink it when I'm really tired or stressed out.
  • jackolantyrn356 2010/06/04 01:05:26
    Coffee doesn't really give me a lift.
    Hell, I don't care. I like the stuff and don't tell me all that crap. Coffee used to give you cancer. "Science in the Pubklic interest" turned out to be a Marxist Fool Group
  • Nisa PinkySwear(*~*) 2010/06/04 00:06:44
    I think caffeine …
    Nisa PinkySwear(*~*)
    i was wondering why i always felt sleepy after coffee
  • crstrode 2010/06/03 22:52:04
    I think caffeine …
    It's a shot in the dark.
    Double shot of espresso into a cup of strong drip coffee.
    MMM, MMM good! dark double shot espresso cup strong drip coffee mmm mmm
  • luigi1- in god we trust 2010/06/03 21:45:39
    I think caffeine …
    luigi1- in god we trust
    i agree with the study. heavy caffeine users do become more immune to the effects of it after time. caffeine study heavy caffeine users immune effects

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