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Researchers Lost in Caffeine Fog?
18 June 2003

Caffeine is a dangerous drug, similar to cocaine and amphetamine. It causes an increase in catecholamine production and prevents timely reuptake.

In addition, chronic use of any drug including caffeine presents a risk for consumers to develop an allergy, commonly called a sensitivity. Allergic reactions to caffeine manifest as anaphylaxis, poison the prefrontal cortex, and generate symptoms of ADD, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Alone, or in combination with ephedra or another stimulant, including ritalin, caffeine can induce psychosis.

Chemical manufacturers cite caffeine as "toxic" when swallowed and "harmful" when inhaled. Yet, with advances in technology and medicine, researchers haven't correlated the increase of caffeine production and intake with ADD, mental disorders, and suicide. Is this because they are lost in a caffeine fog? Or is intellect a rarity in 2003?

Ruth Whalen, MLT, ASCP


Whalen, Ruth. "Caffeine Anaphylaxis, A Progressive Toxic Dementia." Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Vol 18, No 1, 2003.end-of-story




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