Is caffeine harmful for long term health?
I recently quit caffeine. Initially, I felt awful but over time have noticed an improvement in how I feel, energy levels, mood, motivation, sleep quality, etc.
My caffeine-addicted friends are (I think) in denial, and insist it’s not necessary to quit. They point to studies showing health benefits of taking caffeine every day. Some even insist it’s completely harmless in moderation, but I’m skeptical.
Searching the Internet, it’s nearly impossible to find anything negative about long-term use of caffeine. This makes me even more skeptical. How can this be the only addictive drug with zero (or near zero) side effects and no long-term impact on health?
Did I give up my caffeine addiction for no good reason? Is there something I’m missing? What’s the real story with caffeine? Is it a net benefit or net harm for most people? Have caffeine addicts found the holy grail of drugs, or are they in denial?
Help me understand this better.
I am a 64 year old male. I work out 5-6 mornings a week and bike 25-30 miles a week My natural testosterone levels average 650-800. I am not on TRT but do take several supplements including tongkat ali. I’ve asked my friends who are on TRT what their plan is in the event of a major catastrophe Either man made or natural. Of course they have none. What would happen to the millions of males dependent on their weekly or monthly TRT when none is available? What would you suggest as a back up plan?
Robb Wolf, it is another Rob Wolf. I started training Jiu Jitsu at age 64 and I just got my purple belt. Would love to learn more about how you train.
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