What’s the difference between drinking coffee versus taking caffeine pills?

What’s the difference between drinking coffee versus taking caffeine pills?

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  1. If you’re talking 100 mg of caffeine within a coffee and not 100 mg of coffee, there are no major difference.
    On the other hand, there are two minor differences.
    1. The extra of drinking something which can cause rather good feelings for you, over the “I am awake” feeling. Based on recent researches I’ve heard about in a local radio station, the smell of the coffee usually connected to a very positive feeling for almost every individual, including those, who have never drank coffee. Of course, not to mention all other benefits of a well prepared quality coffee based drink.
    2. The metabolism of caffeine is different when you consume it as a coffee drink compared to consume it as a pill. For example, milk will change the way as your body uses caffeine, make it lasts longer and sometimes a bit harder. Or another example: if you consume the same amount of caffeine devided into many short drinks (ristrettos) throughout the day is not the same is a single pill once a day.
    On the other hand, these mentioned effects are less significant differences, than those differences caused by other circumstances, including your health status, your relaxed/tired state, the deepness of your caffeine addiction, the quantity and quality of every food or drink you consumed within hours before caffeine intake.
    Pros: a personal question. I guess, simplicity is one of them. And, of course, if someone can not accept the taste or smell of the coffee, a pill may be a good solution for caffeine intake.
    Possible downside: chance to overdose. (It is literally impossible with coffee.)
    Personally, I prefer coffee over the pills because of “other factors” (taste, aroma, feelings and so on). A great friend of mine prefers pills in her workplace because of the lack of any quality coffee source, and the high need of continuous and high attention needed to fulfill all tasks, as well as the simplicity of pills.

  2. While caffeine in any form acts a diuretic and increases urine output, coffee may cause a more significant increase because it is liquid. Also, caffeine pills make it easier to take in more caffeine faster. It may slightly boost weight-loss efforts or help prevent weight gain, but there’s no solid evidence that caffeine consumption leads to noticeable weight loss. Caffeine is found in many beverages, including coffee, tea, energy drinks and colas, and in products containing cocoa or chocolate.

  3. Coffee is a lot more than just caffeine, that’s the difference.
    Chlorogenic acids, polyphenols, theobromine, theophylline, and the enzymes in coffee are just a handful of things in there that affect your brain in different ways to caffeine alone.

  4. Coffee is obviously known for caffeine, but there’s a lot more going on in there. It’s also got various vitamins and minerals (notably B-vitamins), monoamine oxidase inhibitors, and some really intriguing compounds like chlorogenic acid; all these together both potentiate and counterbalance some of the stimulation from caffeine, with components like vitamin B12 and chlorogenic acid offering a little stimulation of their own. There’s also water, typically enough of it to overcome the inherently dehydrating effect of caffeine. Overall this means coffee is substantially more healthy than pure caffeine, though caffeine itself in moderate doses is not exactly bad for you.
    On the other hand, the pills are a tiny fraction of the price of a coffee habit, and if stimulation is all you’re after or you hate coffee’s taste, it’s fine to opt for them. Just be aware that it is very possible to overdose on the stuff, and you should avoid caffeine powder unless you know what you’re doing and have a scale. People have died.

  5. “What’s the difference between drinking coffee versus taking caffeine pills?”
    Coffee is delicious; caffeine pills are not.
    Coffee is a chemically complex substance that provides health-supporting anti-oxidants. Caffeine pills only provide the drug caffeine.
    13 Health Benefits of Coffee, Based on Science
    Caffeine Uses, Effects & Safety Information – Drugs.com

  6. I drink coffee because I love the whole process. The opening of the canister with the coffee beans in it, inhaling that glorious aroma that promises all the wonderful sensory inputs to come…the grinding of the beans with its own lovely aroma. Waiting for the coffee to drip, smelling the new smell from the coffee almost ready, a…

  7. You will feel more jittery when you take caffeine pills. It will be more like taking a drug, and there will be no antioxidants to protect your cells so you’re risking deficiency from taking pure caffeine pills. You need B-vitamins and minerals to support caffeine metabolism.

  8. As regards the caffeine consumption and its effects, given equal amounts of caffeine, there is no difference. The rest is obvious.


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