Why Caffeine Powder is Not an Option for Weight Loss
There will always be dangerous weight loss trends; some of these trends are more dangerous than others. One disturbing weight loss trend is proving to be more dangerous than the others. People are using concentrated caffeine powder for weight loss. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, caffeine powder is an extremely dangerous option for trying to lose weight.
Why is Caffeine Powder Dangerous?
Caffeine powder is dangerous because it is concentrated caffeine. Although it is rare without a caffeine concentrate, you can actually overdose on caffeine. A teaspoon of concentrated powder is the equivalent to around 25 cups of coffee. 25 cups of coffee over an extended period of time are not harmful but 25 cups of coffee all at once is extremely dangerous. The amount of caffeine that you consume when you take caffeine powder can cause:
- Respiratory failure
- Heart failure
Most people who drink coffee, energy drinks, or other caffeinated beverages do not consume a concentrated form of caffeine. There is only a tiny amount of caffeine in these beverages. The powdered caffeine is much more concentrated.
No matter what measuring device that you use, concentrated caffeine is difficult to measure. There is only a few grams difference between a dose that will just make you sick and a dose that will kill you.
Why People Use Concentrated Caffeine
People use concentrated caffeine for a variety of purposes. Like amphetamines, caffeine is a very addictive and very powerful stimulant. It speeds up your metabolism, which is why people consider it as a weight loss treatment. Unfortunately, it is also a dangerous one. Unlike amphetamines, caffeine powder is also legal, you can purchase it just about everywhere that sells caffeine products.
The fact that it is legal makes it more dangerous because many people think that it is safe. The fact that it is advertised as a safe product makes people think that it will not hurt them and is not addictive.
Its stimulant properties make it very attractive to dieters. Unfortunately, it kills at such small amounts people have a hard time regulating how much they are taking. Somehow, they think that taking more will make them lose weight faster or perform better. This is not true. Building a tolerance and taking more caffeine powder than is strictly needed can easily kill you.
If you are resorting to concentrated caffeine in order to lose weight there might be more wrong than you think. Anorexia and dieting addiction might also be a problem. An eating disorder can cause caffeine addiction and the combination causes irrational decisions when it comes to losing weight. It can cause you to take more than the recommended amount of things like caffeine or the diet powder that is made of caffeine.
Both of these disorders are extremely dangerous. For treatment for either caffeine addiction or an eating disorder call 800-605-6597 Who Answers?.