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Caffeine Addiction, Dependency, and Withdrawal: New Resource Published on RateTea

Caffeine is a mildly addictive substance, causing a physical dependency with unpleasant, but relatively mild and short-lived withdrawal symptoms. RateTea has published a new guide on this topic, including both discussion of symptoms and remedies.

Jan. 19, 2012 - PRLog -- Caffeine is a stimulant that naturally occurs in coffee, tea, Yerba mate, and a few other plants.  Caffeine is widely-known to be addictive, but the addiction is mild.

RateTea, in its quest to be the most comprehensive tea resource on the web, has added a new page on the topic of caffeine withdrawal, dependency, and addiction, as this topic is relevant to tea drinkers as well as coffee drinkers looking to switch to tea.  This guide is science-based, and references studies published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as authoritative sites such as WebMD and Johns Hopkins University.

Summary of findings:

RateTea's research found that caffeine withdrawal tends to be mild and brief, especially when compared to other physically addictive stimulants such as cocaine or amphetamines.  However, caffeine withdrawal can produce symptoms, which include withdrawal include headache, low energy, and difficulty concentrating, as well as occasionally flu-like symptoms such as muscle pain and nausea. Caffeine withdrawal also manifests in negative effects on mood, including depression, anxiety, and irritability.

Read more about caffeine addiction, dependency, and withdrawal on RateTea:


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RateTea is the web's authoritative resource on tea, a community where anyone can rate and review tea and herbal teas, with a database of teas classified by brand, style, and region, and articles on tea, health, sustainability, and related topics.

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