caffiene addiction Essay

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Everyone has had caffeine in one form or another. Whether they are a five year old [five-year-old is a hyphenated word] child or a 50 year-old adult. Caffeine is a natural drug, and is in many of the things that people eat or drink, chocolate, soda, tea, and cold medicine are just a few items that contain caffeine. People give their children tea in their bottle or Sippy cups not realizing that tea is high in caffeine, or by using some cold medicines we are consuming caffeine. Make sure to check your ingredients labels to make sure caffeine is not in the product you are purchasing. Caffeine is the most commonly used stimulant in the world, and it is inexpensive, and is readily available. So people can maintain their use of caffeine easily.
Many people feel the effects of caffeine, most do not know what they are experiencing. While it can make people feel more alert, and reduce boredom. There are negative effects also. It can cause insomnia, increase anxiety, nervousness, high blood pressure, and heart palpations are also results of too much caffeine. Adults, teens, and even children have become increasingly addicted to caffeine. This maybe because of the young age which children begin drinking it. Caffeine is the most widely used behaviorally active drug in the world. In North America, 80 to 90 percent of adults report regular use of caffeine. Average daily intake of caffeine among caffeine consumers in the United States is about 280 mg. or about one to two cups of coffee, or three to five bottles of soft drinks, with higher intakes in some European countries.
According to a John Hopkins study that reviewed more than 170 years of caffeine withdraw research. That the more caffeine consumed, the more severe withdraw symptoms are likely to be, but as little as one standard cup of coffee, can produce caffeine addiction.
When people do not get their usual intake of coffee they can suffer a range of withdraw symptoms. Such as[Remove semicolon] headaches, fatigue, difficulty concentrating. They may even feel like they have the flu with nausea and muscle pain.
We can gradually reduce caffeine consumption over time by substituting decaffeinated or non-caffeinated products. Using such a method allows people to reduce or eliminate withdraw symptoms. College students are using caffeine in forms of energy drinks to keep up the demands on them to get their work done on time and their papers done, and also still having time for a social life. Or [In academic writing, avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction ] they are buying espressos’ which are just coffees with flavor and froth on top or whip cream on it. Which is just a way for coffee shops to make them look and sound more appealing to the college students. Nobody realizes caffeine is so addictive just like alcohol or some other ["some" is redundant--"other" indicates an alternative, so "some," meaning unspecific, is not needed] drugs. They should have more alerts out there [This is a slang term; avoid slang and informal English in academic writing. It could be confusing in an international business communication] to let people know what products have caffeine in them, and that it [Remove comma if the following is not a complete clause] is addictive to people no matter the age. There is no age limit to buying caffeinated drinks. School children have been showing signs of caffeine addiction after consuming energy drinks such as red bull. Complaining of headaches, chest pains, restlessness or sleeplessness.
In a survey by Dr. Mindell sleep deprivation directly to the teenage caffeine habit. They are twice as likely to fall asleep in school. It will wake you up for a minute, but then you crash. Seventy-two [Express numbers higher than nine in digits (if not the first word in the sentence)] percent of teens agreed that caffeine is a drug. A drug we think we can handle. It is a drug that is really not a problem yet. Until they fail that