Cati dintre voi insa sunt impotriva cafelei? Cati dintre voi stiu ca substanta activa din cafea, respectiv cofeina indeplineste toti parametrii unui drog psihoactiv (ca LSD-ul sau ciupercile, de exemplu).
Caffeine is the world's most widely consumed psychoactive substance, but unlike many others, it is legal and unregulated in nearly all jurisdictions. In North America, 90% of adults consume caffeine daily
Psychoactive drugs are divided into 3 groups:
- depressants - those that slow down the central nervous system; such as tranquillisers, alcohol, petrol, heroin and other opiates, cannabis (in low doses)
- stimulants- those that excite the nervous system; such as nicotine, amphetamines, cocaine, caffeine
- hallucinogens - those that alter how reality is perceived; such as LSD, mescaline, "magic mushrooms"
[x] crosses the blood-brain barrier
[x] acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it alters brain function
[x] resulting in changes in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, and behavior.
Dependenta de cofeina:
[x] Caffeine tolerance develops very quickly
[x] Complete tolerance to the sleep disruption effects of caffeine develops after consuming 400 mg of caffeine 3 times a day for 7 days.
[x] A reduction in serotonin levels when caffeine use is stopped can cause anxiety, irritability, inability to concentrate, and diminished motivation to initiate or to complete daily tasks; in extreme cases it may cause mild depression. Together, these effects have come to be known as a "crash".
[x] Withdrawal symptoms: headache, irritability, an inability to concentrate, drowsiness, insomnia and pain in the stomach, upper body, and joints — may appear within 12 to 24 hours after discontinuation of caffeine intake, peak at roughly 48 hours, and usually last from one to five days
Riscuri de sanatate:
[x] In large amounts, and especially over extended periods of time, caffeine can lead to a condition known as caffeinism. Caffeinism usually combines caffeine dependency with a wide range of unpleasant physical and mental conditions including nervousness, irritability, anxiety, tremulousness, muscle twitching (hyperreflexia), insomnia, headaches, respiratory alkalosis, and heart palpitations. Furthermore, because caffeine increases the production of stomach acid, high usage over time can lead to peptic ulcers, erosive esophagitis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
[x] There are four caffeine-induced psychiatric disorders recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition: caffeine intoxication, caffeine-induced anxiety disorder, caffeine-induced sleep disorder, and caffeine-related disorder not otherwise specified (NOS).
Caffeine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ce vreau sa subliniez aici e modul in care propaganda si senzationalismul duc la extrem lupta impotriva drogurilor, si in acelasi timp o substanta care e recunoscuta ca facand parte din aceeasi categorie de droguri ca amfetaminele si cocaina face parte din viata de zi cu zi a sute de milioane de oameni in mod absolut legal.
Se intreaba cineva de unde ipocrizia asta? Atat cofeina cat si nicotina din tigari pot dauna sanatatii. Alcoolul la fel, ba mai mult, alcoolul e cauza multor acte de violenta/prostie care duc la moartea oamenilor.
De ce nu lupta nimeni impotriva substantelor astora?
Cei care ii vad pe oamenii care fumeaza iarba ca "drogati" or sa ii vada si pe cei care beau cafea ca "drogati" acum oare?