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The Downsides Of Caffeine Intake

The average American adult consumes about 300 mg of caffeine per day.[1] That’s equivalent to the caffeine content of nearly three cups of coffee (we have previously covered how much caffeine is safe to consume.


With so much caffeine being consumed by so many people, it’s worth taking a look at potential downsides. We recently added some side effect data to our caffeine page, and here’s a quick summary of what we found:


Blood pressure

It’s pretty clear that caffeine increases blood pressure in the short term, and this spike seems to be