Why does coffee cause bad stomach cramping and diarrhea? It’s not the caffeine; I can tolerate energy drinks with no effects. But every

Why does coffee cause bad stomach cramping and diarrhea? It’s not the caffeine; I can tolerate energy drinks with no effects. But every time I drink coffee my stomach feels like it’s being shredded up.

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  1. Maybe you – like me – are one of the 30% of people who have a more extreme reaction to coffee.
    From Here’s why coffee makes you poop
    It’s possible that the acidity of coffee is the key: Coffee has a compound called chlorogenic acid that triggers higher stomach acid levels and also higher production of gastric acid. It could be that the overall acidity bump makes the stomach dump its contents out more quickly than usual. Something in coffee may also trigger the release of hormones that aid digestion, which would speed up bowel movements. But it’s not clear which of the hundreds of chemicals found in a cup of coffee are responsible for that boost.
    Anyway, I happen to like the fact that it keeps me regular- I just have to be prepared!

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  2. Coffee, whether decaf or regular, is very acidic. I have the same problem unless I add milk or creamer. The milk is alkaline and will offset the acidity.
    BUT, I still have to limit how much I drink: coffee is harsh if you have a sensitive digestive system. Look up Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

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  3. Coffee isn’t just caffeine in a cup. It’s got a host of compounds in it other than caffeine and any of them might be why it bothers your stomach.
    Fortunately there is an extremely simple solution to the problem, which is to not drink any coffee. Try tea or herbal teas instead.

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