13 Caffeine Facts You Everybody Should Know

Ido Zimet

  1. Woman metabolize caffeine slower than men.

  2. Caffeine increases fat burning during workout.

  3. Caffeine is typically used to "cut" cocaine.

  4. Caffeine accounts for only about 10% of coffee's bitterness.

  5. Once you do take a sip, it takes only 10 minutes or so for the caffeine to kick in.

  6. Caffeine works by blocking the effect of the brain's natural regulator, adenosine.

  7. Bees also love caffeine, and it helps their brains too!

  8. Your brain can become unhealthily addicted to caffeine ... (which means that you can have horrible caffeine withdrawals).

  9. Caffeine causes the release of dopamine in the brain.

  10. Caffeine isn't too great for spiders either (Spiders can't metabolise caffeine as well as humans, so they are much more affected by the drug.)

  11. Drinking your caffeine rich coffee takes only 15 minutes to kick in - and hours to get out.

  12. People aren't truly "addicted" to caffeine (When was the last time you robbed a bank to get money to buy coffee?)

  13. Caffeine in plants acts as a natural pesticide and herbicide.


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