Death by Caffeine: The Scary Truth of Caffeine Overdose

Caffeine is a substance that most of us consume daily. But, you may not be aware that, in large doses, it can be fatal.

What is caffeine?

Caffeine is a plant product found in over 60 plants, including cocoa beans. It is a mild stimulant, which means that it acts on the central nervous system, increasing cell signaling, heart rate, and the release of dopamine. Caffeine is often used to help individuals stay alert and energized. It is absorbed quickly by the bloodstream, so you may notice its effects just 15 minutes after consumption. The effects of caffeine may last up to six hours.

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