Caffeine Craze!

Healthy or Harmful?

Subtle sips of coffee or tea or soda or energy drinks! The List is endless!

In a recent article, the topic of caffeine within our system(s) arose. This raised many questions within my classroom such as:


  • Does caffeine leave my system?
  • How much does it affect me?
  • The drinks I love, do they have caffeine in them?
The questions were endless, so a one-man team (Lex W. Martinez) dived deep into the research to find out the truth using a self-governed experiment!


The experiment asked me to record my caffeine intake over a period of two days, starting from the point of 6:00 AM.Below are the items I consumed.


NOTE: I am not an avid caffeine consumer!

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Hershey's Milk Chocolate - 10 mg

Let the experimenting begin!

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Caffeine, Charts, Graphs, Math!

Above we split the columns into different categories because organization is important to success!


The first two columns are informative while the other four are very important to understanding the point of the experiment.

The hypothesis that we dusting off is:

Will caffeine ever leave our system after consumption?


Looking back at the facts of the article

  • Caffeine leaves our system at 13% per hour
  • Less than 32 mg caffeine is no longer affecting your body


Using this information we can make functions that detect our caffeine and how much it is affecting me during certain hours of the day.

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Graph Key & Key Features

  • Blue - No caffeine consumption
  • Orange/Black/Green - Dr.Peeper
  • Purple - Dunkin' Donuts coffee
  • Black - Green Tea
  • Red - Hershey Chocolate Bar until 48 hours


Domain - 0 less than x less than or equaled to 41

Range - 10 less than or equaled to x greater than or equaled to 301


Relative Minimum - 14.364 - This is ABOUT the lowest amount of caffeine before I drank DD coffee.

Relative/Absolute Maximum - 316.31 - This is the maximum amount of caffeine in my system after consuming the DD coffee.

Deciphering the information

Just by looking at the graph and chart simultaneously, the first three caffeine items offer a lower amount of caffeine which results in a minor effect (which will not last for too long) over a period of 27 hours.

Caffeine levels will lower to around 14 mg which is way below the required amount for a stimulating effect.


To mix things up a little, I drank a cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee to see how high my caffeine amount will rise to. It rose to a crazy 315.32 mg, added with the previous amount of caffeine in my system. After 9 hours, I decided to consume some more caffeine as the high wasn't enough. Before drinking another Dr.Pepper, the amount of caffeine in my system dropped to 90.32 mg!


13% works it's wonders...only with high amounts present!


I decided to end off my experiments relaxing wth Green Tea (4 hours later) and a Hershey's bar (1 hour later) Little increments such as a Hershey's bar has decreased my amount of caffeine only by 4 mgs but increased by 10 mg more!

Conclusion!

In conclusion, caffeine is used for energy and keeping your alertness up but you don't need a crazy amount of caffeine, every couple of hours, which is present in items such as Dunkin' Donuts coffee! Yes, the caffeine will decrease in your system pretty rapidly but in the end, caffeine will never leave only reach a point which it won't affect you.


To help your caffeine addiction, result to other alternatives such as teas or change up your pattern of sleep!


Thank you for reading and watch out for the caffeine craze!

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