Caffeine is considered a drug because it stimulates the central nervous system and causes an increase in alertness. It gets you in a good mood and gives you lots of energy. It is a drug that is naturally produced in the seeds and plants. The caffeine is produced artificially and is added to certain foods. When it is in its natural form it has a bitter taste to it. But most things that have caffeine in them have gone through a process to hide the bitter taste. It can be found in chocolate, coffee, tea, soft drinks, over the counter medications and pain relievers. Lots of teens get their caffeine from energy drinks and soft drinks. It is not stored in the body but you can feel the effects of the caffeine for up to 5 hours.
Some people think that it helps them be more alert but when to much caffeine is taken you could jitters, anxiety, dizziness, headaches and it could interfere with you sleeping normally. The amount of it that will affect a person depends on usually the size of the person. If you take it every day it will take more caffeine to give the same effect. It is also a diuretic which means it makes you urinate more than usual. It also causes the body to lose calcium and can lead to bone loss way over time and you could start developing osteoporosis. It can also aggravate certain types of heart problems. It also can also so stress or anxious feelings to get worst than they really are. It has also been used to treat migraine headaches but on the other hand, it can cause you to have headaches for some people.