Now that we’ve got science out of the way… I hear a lot of you guys talking;
‘but I haven’t experienced any of those effects and I drink coffee all the time!?’
It may very well be possible you have (developed) a very high tolerance towards caffeine or your body can break it down better than most can. But, unfortunately, these above mention side-effects are not the only things you need to be worried about. It is also being addicted to an extremely addictive psychoactive substance.
It is estimated that 1.4 billion cups of coffee gets consumed every single day worldwide. That’s hundreds of millions of people addicted to a dangerous psychoactive substance.
We as a society are used to being constantly stressed out. Social media, mainstream media, politics, coffee, sugar, and so many other things are ravaging our dopamine receptors and messing with our cortisol. This is a big reason why anxiety disorder is THE most diagnosed mental health disorder in the world and steadily growing.
Can you quit coffee for 30 days without getting withdrawal symptoms?
Without feeling lethargic and experience a short fuse?
Function properly throughout the day and perform your A-game?
Most likely, the answer is no and this is where the impact on performance comes in, but more about that later.