What does Caffeine do ?

Effects of Coffee and/or Caffeine on the Gastrointestinal Tract

Coffee stimulates GI tract resulting in over activity


Coffee elevates stress hormones


Acidity of coffee irritates the intestines


Caffeine Decreases Magnesium Absorption


Coffee acts as a diuretic


Caffeine interferes with GABA metabolism


Withdrawal symptoms from coffee/caffeine may include any of the following:


*Caffeine is considered an addictive substance and must be slowly decreased over days (or weeks ifheavy user) to

decrease the effects of caffeine withdrawal.

http://www.gaianaturopathic.com/docs/Effects_of_Coffee.pdf


Caffeine and IBS?

Another common suspect for IBS sufferers is caffeine. Caffeine is no longer the adult preserve, served in our latte’s and cappucinos.  Caffeine is everywhere.


Kids are now frequently found indulging in caffeine rich sweet sodas.  It is in pill form, drink form , gum form.  Caffeine has become a mainstream addiction.


Many are now aware of the dangers posed by caffeine, however hear we look at the very specific ways in which it may effect your digestive system.  In particular those with rapid motility and anxiety issues should look at the following.

Caffeine