Is caffeine a drug?

Caffeine is a drug that is naturally produced in the leaves and seeds of many plants. Caffeine is defined as a drug because it stimulates the central nervous system, causing increased alertness.

Examples of caffeine

Where is caffeine?

Caffeine is in tea, coffee, chocolate, many soft drinks, energy drinks and pain relievers and other over-the-counter medications. In its natural form, caffeine tastes very bitter. But most caffeinated drinks have gone through enough processing to camouflage the bitter taste.

What can caffeine cause?

Many people feel that caffeine increases their mental alertness. A High dose of caffeine can cause anxiety, dizziness, headaches, and the jitters. Caffeine can also interfere with normal sleep.