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Last edited at 9:10AM on 3/9/2013
It depends on your particular genetics. People from some backgrounds can drink more caffeine than others can. Men metabolize it faster than women (in general) so can tolerate more. Even more than 2 cups of coffee can cause anxiety and jitters in some. Smoking or being on the pill can change how you tolerate it. The general recommendation for a healthy adult is no more than 400 mg. The average person does not have heart or anxiety problems at or below this level. Low dose caffeine is considered by many to be good for you, high dose effects can cause anxiety, irritation and general mental discomfort. High enough doses can send some to the hospital or worse. Canada recommends a limit of 2.5 mg per kg of body weight a day for children.
www.CEN-online.org has an article (Feb 4, 2013) about this, and a chart of the amounts of caffeine in various drinks, from 5mg in an 8 oz cup of decaf to 330 mg in a 16 oz Grande from Starbucks.
9 months ago
Last edited at 12:05PM on 3/9/2013
Drinking coffee (teas & caf sodas) can & often DOES create or add to anxiety----ESP if you aren't used to the caffeine to begin with, But if you are a regular 1-2 cup a day drinker, I'd tend not to worry, also add soda to that list, unless it's DEcaf. lol At Teamfunzen!!! Gosh my grandkids give ME anxiety.....good luck!! pssst higher anxiety-CAN cause &or add to high blood pressure, for me, anyhow....it's like a snowball or 'crap'...everything kinda goes downhill......