Caffeine

Scientific Name


Overview

Certain plants contain caffeine although it can be man-made as well.  It absorbed rapidly to the brain and is excreted through the urine hours after being consumed.  Caffeine is not required in the diet but many consume caffeinated food products to relieve fatigue and to provide an energy boost.  It is found naturally in tea leaves, kola nuts, coffee, and cocoa beans.


Function


Forms Available


Recommended Intake


Deficiency


Sources in the Diet


Challenges Presented


Watson Products


Sources

  1. [0] – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002445.htm