Caffeine Overdose Is Real Danger and Can Result in Death

Amos Gonzales
May 18, 2017

The Richland County Coroner says too much caffeine led to his death. That averages to about five cups of coffee.

According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 400 milligrams of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults.

The doctor added that while it could take anywhere from 50 to 100 coffee cups to get a lethal caffeine dose, pure powdered caffeine can prove deadly enough with a teaspoon consumed at once. "Other responses to that people can have nausea, vomiting and significant headaches".

"An energy drink can have 150-300 milligrams of caffeine", said Novant Health Sports Medicine Medical Director Dr. Eric Warren. He had a cafe latte, a large diet mountain dew and an energy drink. "We shouldn't demonize coffee or caffeinated drinks, they have their role in our society and our lifestyle, use them safely which means use them with moderation", said Dr. Rozmus. Caffeine increases blood pressure in a very short term and increased nervous system activity that can result in a heart attack, which is what killed Davis Allan Cripe. and Davis Allan Cripe death isn't the first there have been many in the past as its very easy to have a caffeine overdoes and not beeing aware of it.

According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a venti Starbucks Blonde Roast contains 475 mg of caffeine, while a 2 oz.

Reider, chair of the Canadian Paediatric Society's drug therapy and hazardous substances committee, said the CPS has not developed a position statement on whether energy drinks are appropriate for children or teens.

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There are tools out there to help you track your caffeine intake.

"The American academy of pediatrics recommends no caffeine for children and adolescents". You're laughing because you're probably drinking way more than that.

"Parents, please talk to your kids about the dangers of these energy drinks", Cripe said.

Caffeine is a stimulant.

"I think it means parents just need to have a conversation about responsible drinking of the energy drinks", he said.

"We worry about their safety, their health, especially once they start driving, but it wasn't a vehicle crash that took his life, instead it was an energy drink", Cripe said in a press conference on Monday, as he lamented the risky and unlikely cause of his son's death.

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