Caffeine & Diuretics
Caffeine can be found in coffee and tea and we all consume it, especially in the morning, since that is something that we think we couldn’t begin our day without. It gives us strength and clears our minds in the morning. There are some individuals who only drink coffee in the morning, and they don’t need breakfast.
There are certain products that are useful for expelling toxins out of our body throughout the urine, and we call them diuretics. They also evacuate excessive amount of water and release it from our body. A lot of people wonder if coffee is one of the diuretics. Commonopinion among the people is that coffee causes our body to produce more urine than it should, and that is why they are concerned about drinking coffee. This way, our body could be dehydrated and our health endangered. In the text below, we will explain if caffeine is a diuretic and what exactly it does to our body.
There are individuals who believe that drinks that contain caffeine can increase the loss of fluid from the body. However, there are those who say that this is not true and that caffeine has no influence on body fluids. Numerous researches have been done about the changes that caffeine causes in our body. Many factors, such as metabolism, diet, immune system, age are important for balance of water in our organism and certain studies showed that caffeine can have great impact on the water balance. Studies have also showed that if a person consumes coffee regularly, it will have effect on the amount of expelled urine, but if a person takes caffeine rarely, it will have no such an effect.
Things that you should know about caffeine
The effect of caffeine and beverages that contain caffeine on water balance in our body will depend on different factors. Caffeine can enhance the urge for urination, but that will depend on how much caffeine a person will take in. Also it will depend on the choice of the product that contains caffeine that a person will drink. And, at last, it will depend on a person’s tolerance to products with caffeine.
You have to know that every drink that contains caffeine can cause diuresis to some extent. If a person drinks caffeine beverages often, than he or she will develop tolerance to effects of caffeine. As a final conclusion we can say that diuretic effect of caffeine will depend on a person and on some other factors.