Surprising Facts About Caffeine Explained by Science You May Not Know Yet

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First in the morning, we typically drink a cup of coffee but did you know that the best time to drink coffee is between 9:30-11:30am, 12:00-1:00pm, and 5:30-6:30pm? This is because our brain is already flooded with cortisol at morning, a natural chemical that helps us to be alert, that is why drinking coffee is best when drank after cortisol levels dropped.


Coffee quickly kicks in after 10 minutes of drinking and give reaches its full stimulating effect after 45 minutes. The effect could be 3 to 5 hours depending on how fast or slow your body can break it down. Caffeine is mostly broken down by hepatic micromosal exzymatic system and metabolism of caffeine depends on the state of this enzymatic system of the liver.

The primary compound that coffee has is caffeine, an adenosine antagonist which is known for its stimulant effects. It also contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors beta-carboline and harmane which contributes to its psycho activity.

Coffee does not have essential nutrient in significant contents; however, there are significant contents that have B vitamins, magnesium, riboflavin, and niacin.

Most people think coffee to give harmful effects on human health but there are extensive scientific research that has been conducted which examined the relationship between coffee consumption and an array of medical conditions.

1. Mortality

In a 2002 National Institutes of Health study, analyzed the relationship between coffee and mortality and they have found that higher coffee consumption lowers the risk of death and those who did not drank coffee does not lived longer.

A 2012 meta-analysis found that drinking 4 cups of coffee a day has inversely lowers the risk of all cause of mortality by 16%, cardiovascular disease mortality by 21% by drinking 3 cups of coffee a day, and reduces the risk of death by all disease caused by drinking 2 to 4 cups of coffee a day.

2. Cardiovascular Disease

A 2012 meta-analysis concluded that people who drank more the four cups a day has a bigger effect on lowering the rate of heart failure and habitual consumption of coffee was associated with improved vascular function.

A recent meta-analysis also shown that coffee consumption was associated with a reduce risk of death to those who are suffering in myocardial infarction.

3. Type-2 Diabetes

In a systematic review and meta-analysis of 28 prospective observational studies wherein there are 1,109,272 participants, shown that those who drink EVERY additional cup of caffeinated coffee was associated with 9% of lowering the risk of type-2 diabetes and 6% of lowering the risk of type-2 diabetes every additional cup of drinking decaffeinated coffee.

4. Risks of Diabetes

Not all is fortunate because some are NOT suited to drink coffee because some experiences palpitation even in a small amount. It may also aggravate pre-existing conditions such as migraines, arrhythmias, and can cause sleep disturbance so you should not drink this one of the most popular drinks in the world if it happens that you have these pre-existing conditions.

Sources: WikipediaIdealist4ever