If coffee elevates cortisol chronically, does that have negative effects? Isn’t coffee associated with positive health?

If coffee elevates cortisol chronically, does that have negative effects? Isn’t coffee associated with positive health?

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  1. After a few minutes of intake, you can feel the affects of caffeine in your body, so it remains in your bloodstream for several hours — its half-life can stretch between as little as two hours to as long as 12 hours due to human metabolism so absorption differences.
    When in the bloodstream, caffeine affects the bloodstream in a number of ways, including the following:
    Adenosine hormones: can suppress adenosine absorption, relaxing the body, and can make you more alert in the short term, which may cause later sleep issues. Adrenaline (more on this below):
    Caffeine injects adrenaline into your body, giving you a brief lift, while probably leaving you sluggish and eventually stressed. If you take more caffeine to combat these effects, you may end up in an anxious state spending the day and can find yourself jumpy and edgy at night.
    Cortisol: May raise the body’s amounts of cortisol, the “pain hormone,” and may contribute to certain health problems ranging from weight gain and moodiness to cardiac failure and diabetes.
    Dopamine: caffeine raises the amount of dopamine in your bloodstream, functioning in a way identical to amphetamines and may make you feel good when you take it, however, you can feel ‘weak’ until taking it off.

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