National Caffeine Awareness Month


Bianca Schnerre, Writer

Many people rely on caffeine to start their day and use it to feel awake, and energized. Most of those same people also feel that caffeine is a need to be able to function throughout their morning or day. In fact, caffeine is one of the most widely used substances on the planet. Caffeine has been around for decades, and it is one of the most researched in regards to how it interacts and affects the human body. There are many health benefits associated with caffeine. Caffeine is shown to detox the liver, stimulate hair growth, relieve post workout pain up to 48%, and much more. You can check out more caffeine benefits here. Although caffeine has many health benefits it also has unhealthy effects on the body. Consuming more than 400 mg of caffeine per day can trigger anxiety, insomnia, and an increase in blood pressure. The whole month of March was chosen to help make people more aware of their caffeine consumption whether or not it is a healthy or unhealthy habit.

I’m not trying to be the caffeine police, but I do think you should be conscious of how much caffeine you consume in a day. An unhealthy amount of caffeine can do more bad than good. The best ways to observe national caffeine awareness month and possibly implement it into your life are very simple, straightforward activities and behaviors. Cutting down on the amount of caffeine you intake, drinking more water, and exercising are all ways to observe national caffeine awareness month. Caffeine is a great substance that helps many people function, but don’t let caffeine addiction control you.