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Caffeine: world’s most widely used psychoactive drug. Created by Danielle Payne Proposal Slide Show English 2010 Professor R. Frank PhD . What is Caffeine?. Caffeine is: Naturally found in tea leaves, coffee beans, and fruits of over 60 plants worldwide.

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Caffeine world s most widely used psychoactive drug

Caffeine: world’s most widely used psychoactive drug

Created by Danielle Payne

Proposal Slide Show

English 2010

Professor R. Frank PhD


What is caffeine

What is Caffeine?

  • Caffeine is:

  • Naturally found in tea leaves, coffee beans, and fruits of over 60 plants worldwide.

  • It is a white, bitter crystalline alkaloid

  • It is tasteless and odorless

  • It can be produced synthetically


Central nervous system stimulate

Central Nervous System Stimulate

  • Is an agent that provides pleasure or reliefs pain, and may cause physical dependence and tolerance, with a tendency to increase the dose in order to achieve the same effect.

  • In descending order of addictive potential .


Side effects when consumed in large amounts

Side Effects when Consumed in Large Amounts

  • Caffeine consumed in amounts greater than 350 mg, depending on the age, gender, and weight of a person may result in side effects such as:


Recommended daily dose

Recommended daily dose

  • Food and Drug Administration does not provide any recommendations for caffeine consumption.

  • American Dietetic Association states that 300 to 400 mg of caffeine is safe to consume for Adults

  • No recommendations have been given for young children and teenagers.


Why is caffeine added

Why is Caffeine added?

  • Caffeine is a tasteless, odorless ingredient used in many beverage products.

  • The average annual intake of caffeinated beverages is over 64 gallons per year for children and teens, according to a 1994 Department of Agriculture study

  • Why is it included in products if it adds no taste advantages? The answer is simple: It is only included in products for its legal stimulant effect.


Caffeine content of frequently consumed beverages

Caffeine Content of frequently consumed beverages


Proposal

Proposal

  • FDA needs to get involved and educate consumers about possible side effects.

  • Amount of caffeine should be added to the nutrition label.


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