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.
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.