When consumed in moderation, caffeine is now widely regarded as beneficial in its effects on health. Found in coffee, tea, carbonated beverages, chocolate, as well as some medicines, it is typically considered safe for adults with the exception of women who are pregnant or of child bearing age. That said, there are both positive and negative health effects of caffeine.

We know that many people depend on caffeine to give them that extra boost in the morning as well as to keep them going throughout the day. Many people even look forward longingly to that cup of coffee or tea, savouring its taste with great delight. We will take a look at the typical consumption of caffeine in various areas of the world.

Which nations typically consume more, and what about caffeine intake among our children and access to it in the schools? How much caffeine can lead to addiction, and what are the effects of caffeine withdrawal? How long do the effects of caffeine stay in your system, and what are the negative effects its consumption can cause? What can happen when caffeine is mixed with alcohol? We will now take a look at the answers to these questions.