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.


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.