Did you know that caffeine is the most commonly used ‘psycho active’ substance, meaning that it is the most popular mind altering mind drug in the world. In North America alone 90% of adults consume some form of caffeine each day.
Caffeine is a naturally produced substance found in some plants, and the plants produce it as a defence mechanism to kill of bugs…so if the bug bites into the plant, the plant will produce caffeine and the bugs will die. This is basically a natural organic pesticide.
Caffeine is used as a commercial pesticide to spray on crops…so a small bug eating into the sprayed plant of caffeine will die. Now if you give that to a person it will act as a stimulant. However caffeine is still a poison and if consumed on a regular basis you can suffer from headaches, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and even nausea and muscle pain.
Listed in the DSM ( Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) of Mental Disorders, caffeine intoxication can cause: restlessness, nervousness, excitement, insomnia, wanting to go to the toilet a lot, intestinal disturbance, muscle twitching, rambling flow of thought and speech, cardiac arrhythmia, psycho-moto agitation, periods of exhaustion. If you struggle with waking up in the morning and that you need to have a cup of coffee first thing in the morning its because you are having withdraw symptoms after the overnight abstinence.
So caffeine is bad for your health and so addictive.