Would a 200 mg caffeine pill be too much caffeine for you, personally?

Would a 200 mg caffeine pill be too much caffeine for you, personally?

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  1. I’ve never actually taken caffeine pills before, however, I’ve drunk an equivalent of 200mg of caffeine in one take very often.
    There’s this canned drink that’s called Celcius or Celsius (I’m not sure) that I drink all the time that has 200mg of caffeine per can (325ml I think).
    Is it too much for me personally? No. How do I know this? The first time I drank one, was when I was in the market looking for a drink to go with my lunch. My usual drink was out of stock so I had to get another. I saw the Celsius drink and though it looked good, so I took it. I had no idea that it was a “workout drink” or that it had 200mg of caffeine per can. I was thirsty and finished it in about 2 minutes. It tasted so good, that I started getting it almost every day. One time I was basically chugging it when someone walks up to me and asks me if I know that there’s a lot of caffeine in there. I look at the back of the can and sure enough, there’s 200mg. I would have never noticed.

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  2. It would have been a lot when I was 19. Now it would be fine in the morning. That’s like a caffeine pill. If you’re concerned take half and wait three hours to see how it effects you. I have an acquaintance who can’t take caffeine. It makes her noticeably manic and brings out some underlying issues.
    Many people love a stiff dose of caffeine in the morning. Cheers.

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  3. Only 2 or 3 cups of coffee, depending on how strongly it was brewed would equal 200 mg of caffeine and not too much for me personally…but not caffeine pills. My breakfast in my Jr. Year of high school was a can of coke and 3 No-Doze pills on an empty stomach (100 mg each pill). I wound up becoming a 16 yo with stomach ulcers. The caffeine pills ate away areas of my stomach lining as they dissolved. So coffee yes…caffeine pills no.

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  4. The standard cup of coffee is 95 mg of caffeine. That’s American coffee.
    From the Mayo:
    Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That’s roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola or two “energy shot” drinks. Keep in mind that the actual caffeine content in beverages varies widely, especially among energy drinks.
    Now for my personal answer. I was raised by Southern Italians and spent a lot of time in that country. I make a pretty darn good cup of espresso. Drank quite a bit of it too. Including colada Cubano while living in South Florida for 2 1/2 decades. It never seemed to bother me physically mentally or did nor did my pressure go up. I loved Café con Leche. I suspect that those around me would say that I talked a bit faster and louder after a large cup of Cuban coffee.
    Occasionally I would go on black coffee diets to help lose weight. Of course eventually came back
    During the summer of 2019 I was working off-site in a large national institution under a lot of stress because, in my way of thinking, I found the way they were doing their work as repugnant. Thus, a stressful situation.
    As a rule I would drink one large coffee in a large mug thermal over the span of the morning. That was probably 32 to 36 ounces, see you can guesstimate how much caffeine there was in it. Again, over the span of the morning.
    (I never drink it piping hot, I don’t see the point.) It was basically my beverage.
    September 15 or thereabouts I felt a peculiar queasiness and nausea but really no other symptoms and for some rea…

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  5. 200mg is the recommended dose for optimum benefits vs. negative effects in some literature on caffeine, I believe. It is quite a lot, however, by conventional (coffee) standards – the equivaent of 3 or so expresso shots in most coffee shops.

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  6. I’ve never taken caffeine pills so I can’t be sure. However…
    I’ve been drinking coffee since I was 2. Not for the caffeine (I did not know that caffeine existed at the time) but because it tasted wonderful. I’ve often had two cups of coffee at a sitting, which is around the 200mg mark. At least, close to it. I can handle that.
    So I am pretty sure I could handle a 200mg caffeine pill.
    But I’d much rather have a cup of coffee. It tastes great. The caffeine is incidental.

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  7. Would a 200 mg caffeine pill be too much caffeine for you, personally?

    I’m not so sure John,
    I answered a question previously on “Should you drink coffee in the morning or not?”
    It really depends on the factors I spoke about in that answer..
    For me, I know I’ve had too much caffeine when I get the feeling of jitteryness and spaciness, this just tells me that my Sympathetic Nervous System is getting close to overdrive, my adrenals are pushing out too much glucocorticoids and its time to eat some fat & protein, and get plenty of water into me.
    Here are my top tips for taking caffeine:
    1. Start small and increase the dosage until you feel the negating effects. What I wouldn’t want you to do is take 200mg feel nothing then double the dosage and have a bad experience (you will get over it yea, however it isn’t pleasant), we need to remember caffeine is a stimulant drug, your Liver still has to process whatever you are giving it, so be mindful of this when you order that 2nd, 3rd espresso..It will hit hard.
    2. What is your reason in the first place? Is it for improved energy, clarity and focus, for fat loss, for the taste or the smell? Find your reason and then you can begin exploring options which might be better suited to your goals. For example for fat loss, you could try green tea extract and L-Carnitine Citrate..for the taste and smell try an organic Decaf Option..for the energy clarity and focus try Lions Mane or Chaga Root.

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  8. I seriously doubt I could handle 10 mg of caffeine. I have a psychiatric condition that’s highly reactive to caffeine. Most likely I’d lose an entire night’s sleep and feel pretty bad the next day.
    For 25 years I was a heavy coffee drinker, 200 mg sounds about right. I cycled continually between hypomania and depression. That all ended when I quit all caffeine cold turkey.

    Victor Allen’s

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  9. It wouldn’t be too much caffeine for me—I am a grown man who weighs over 90 kg, and 200 mg of caffeine would constitute an appropriate dose if I wanted to boost my physical performance. (Caffeine is an ergogenic aid, i.e. it enhances many aspects of physical performance such as long-distance running, short-term/high-intensity activities such as middle-distance running, and stop-start sports such as tennis.)
    The appropriate dose depends partly on your body weight. For an effective boost to performance, with little or no risk of adverse side effects, a dose of about 3 mg per kilogram of body weight is appropriate. This would mean that a small adult (e.g. someone weighing 40–50 kg) might do better by taking 100–150 mg of caffeine rather than 200 mg.
    For more on caffeine’s effects on performance (including cognitive performance) and also on health I recommend you read two articles I wrote a few years ago, but which I believe are still relevant:
    Health Check: does caffeine enhance performance?
    The effect of caffeine on human health

    Eight O’Clock

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  10. Yes. That much in a pill has made me dizzy, shaky and caused me to vomit. The most caffeine I ingest now is the amount in a Coke or occasional energy drink. It doesn’t affect me that way if its in a drink but I still am cautious.

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  11. Question: Would a 200 mg caffeine pill be too much caffeine for you, personally?
    Yes. I don’t consume caffeine at all (well I get just a bit by eating dark chocolate).
    So if I consumed a 200 mg pill of caffeine I would probably act like a cat who has the zoomies.
    My body metabolizes caffeine faster than most so at least it would get out of my system faster. Until then I wouldn’t be able to sleep.
    I’m cortisol dependent so taking a 200 mg pill of caffeine would probably tank my cortisol levels, too.
    Personally I stay away from caffeine.

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