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Is too much caffeine negatively affecting you?

Is too much caffeine negatively affecting you?

Is too much caffeine negatively affecting you?

For many of us, starting the day with a cup of coffee is a cherished ritual. That little jolt of caffeine helps kickstart our morning and sets us on our way.
But how often, in the middle of a busy, do we reach for a caffeinated beverage to help boost our energy and improve our focus?
Have you ever wondered if that extra caffeine might be doing more harm than good?
 

How much caffeine is recommended?

  • For adults (18 years and older): up to 400 mg per day (1).
  • If you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding: about 300mg per day (1).

Where do we find caffeine?

Caffeine is found in a variety of common products including:
  • Coffee (brewed, dripped, espresso, instant)
  • Teas (black, green, matcha, oolong)
  • Cocoa and chocolate
  • Cola drinks
  • Energy drinks
  • Yerba mate and guarana

The Good and Bad of Caffeine

Caffeine can enhance mental alertness, providing a helpful boost when you need some energy.
However, depending on your genetics, high caffeine intake can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease or make you feel more anxious.
 

How to Find Out if You Are Sensitive to Caffeine?

One of the best way to determine if you are sensitive to caffeine is through a saliva-based genetic test called Nutrigenomix. This DNA-based analyzes 70 different genetic markers related to nutrition, offering personalized insights on how you respond to food, beverages and supplements in order to optimize your health. If you’re an ambitious woman aiming to elevated your health, feel your best, achieve your goals, and shine at work, click HERE to book a call and learn more how Nutrigenomix can benefit you!

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