In the last ten or twenty years, the place of coffee in our lives has changed. It’s gone from something you have the odd bit of at home to an actual lifestyle choice, with a proliferation of outlets on the high street, all purveying different kinds of coffee-based hot and cold drinks. In the 1970s, some households didn’t even have any of this stimulating stuff and, of those that did, most just had a tin of foul-tasting instant granules. So complete has been coffee’s intrusion into our cultural lives that it’s hard even to remember when it wasn’t all over the place. With thousands of options for having good coffee both at home and out and about, it’s the drink that’s never more than seconds away at any time. It may be that you’re partial to some of it after your next experience of gay massage in London. If so, all you have to do is step outside and you’ll find a dizzying range of choices. But what about the side-effects of glugging this caffeine-rich beverage? It’s worth keeping an eye on them. There is such a thing as caffeine poisoning and it’s very much possible to overdose. So how can you spot the signs that you’re over-doing it and rein yourself in? Here are some tips to keep your coffee intake safe and sound. So, if you can, put down that triple-shot and take a moment.
Firstly, there’s not much to worry about when it comes to a little over-caffeinating of the body. An extra shot or two is not gravely dangerous. But it’s worth knowing that it’s going to hang around in your system for quite a while. The stimulating effect could be with you for up to six hours; not good news if you’ve had that final coffee at midnight. Of course, some people metabolise caffeine faster than others, with a number of variables (height, weight, genetics) coming into play.
If you’ve really gone over the top and the caffeine has put you into extreme fight/flight mode, it’s best to take some steps to usher the caffeine out of your system. Keep hydrating to flush it through and take some exercise (this will not only speed up your metabolism, it will drain some of your excess energy). Take deep breaths, too, and resist the urge to freak out. You could also immediately book gay massage in London. A treatment like this – one that helps you relax and focus on peace and pleasure – is a wonderful way of off-setting the upsetting effects of excess coffee.
Once you’re back to normal, limit yourself from now on to 400mg of caffeine per day. It isn’t always easy to estimate how much is in each cup, but most cups of brewed coffee are in the range of 80-200mg. Good luck!