Caffeine is a naturally occurring compound that is found in a number of plant species, most famously the coffee bean. A typical cup of coffee contains about 50-100mg of caffeine. Aside from coffee, caffeine can be found in tea leaves (camellia sinensis), guarana nuts, kola nuts (cola nitida and acuminata) and several species of the ilex genus, which includes yerba mate. A relative of yerba mate, ilex guayusa contains the most caffeine of all plants. The beans or seeds of the cacao (cocoa) fruit also may contain low levels of caffeine. However, more than caffeine, cacao contains a related alkaloid called theobromine, a name derived from the plant’s scientific name, theobroma cacao. Aside from this pure anhydrous caffeine, we also carry raw cacao powder, kola nut powder, yerba mate, guarana seed and cacao plants.
Warning: Individuals should consult a doctor or healthcare professional before using caffeine. Caffeine is listed as a central nervous system stimulant. As such, it has the potential to burn fat and increase memory and concentration. It can also be beneficial by opening up breathing passages. However, it also has the potential to cause severe anxiety and hyperactivity in some individuals. Caffeine is said to be addictive, and it is possible to overdose or become impaired. Use of caffeine is known to cause jitters, headache, nervousness, irritability, insomnia, muscle twitching, heartburn, irregular heart beat and heart palpitations. In severe cases, users can experience hallucinations, depression, psychosis, disorientation, seizures and heart attacks. Stimulants are capable of contracting blood vessels. Therefore, those with heart or cardiovascular problems may be at extra risk of side effects. Caffeine may also increase the risk of miscarriage in women. It is also not recommended for children, lactating women, diabetics and hypoglycemics. Caffeine may interact with certain drugs or medications.
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