Caffeine, a central nervous system stimulant, is an out-of-favor treatment for overdose of alcohol and narcotic pain relievers. It is currently used to treat neonatal apnea. Caffeine is also widely used in "over-the-counter" beverages to relieve drowsiness and fatigue. Caffeine works by targeting and stimulating the areas of the brain that control breathing and other basic functions. The term "alkaloid" refers to the fact that it is a naturally occurring chemical compound containing numerous nitrogen molecules. Caffeine is isolated fron the coffee bean.
- Q Can caffeine speed up my metabolism?
- Q How does caffeine affect my energy levels?
- Q Does caffeine help with respiratory disorders?
- Q Does caffeine help with apnea?
- Q Does caffeine help with headaches?
- Q How does caffeine alkaloid interact with other medications or foods?