Can a caffeine intolerant/sensitive person drink decaf coffee?

Can a caffeine intolerant/sensitive person drink decaf coffee?

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  1. Yes, in moderation. Even decaffeinated coffees generally contain small amounts of caffeine. If you’re caffeine sensitive it shouldn’t be enough to bother you, but if you’re intolerant you may have a problem.

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  2. I would say it depends on your level of sensitivity/intolerance. If you cannot handle even minuscule amounts of caffeine (like me), then even chocolate is out of the question. Try going without any caffeine (e.g. no decaf coffee, chocolate, caffeinated soda, etc) for a few days, then add in decaf coffee and see how it affects you.

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  3. Decaf coffee does have some residual caffeine in it. Depending on the brand, there could be 4–20mg of caffeine. A regular cup of coffee is about 160–200mg and an espresso shot is about 90mg of caffeine. Decaf coffee has less caffeine than a cup of black tea.
    So how sensitive are you? Choose a day you aren’t working and try a regular sized cup of decaf coffee at a local coffee shop or gas station, or where ever. Monitor how you feel for next few hours: Heart palpitations (this is the most common reaction)? Bad headache? Do you have increased anxiety? Did your blood pressure go up (this is a good opportunity to see if your blood pressure is very caffeine sensitive too)? Are you having urgent intestinal distress (you know, the shits)?
    If you have any of these unpleasant reactions, then you can’t do ANY caffeine from coffee! Caffeine can cause different reacts depending on it’s source, though. Black tea, dark chocolate, preworkout supplements, energy drinks, can all feel different for a caffeine sensitive individual.
    Keep in mind that a lot decaf coffee beans are processed with chemicals to take the caffeine out. Not everyone feels good after having decaf coffee just for that reason alone. When I was pregnant, I was determined to have my coffee no matter what! So I sought out “Swiss water process” decaf coffee. It’s a natural process for taking caffeine out of the coffee bean. My favorite organic coffee brand Kicking Horse Coffee sells a Swiss water process decaf (just a strong suggestion)

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