How can caffeine cause low energy in the afternoon?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
You may be experiencing a midday slump due to hidden sources of caffeine. These days, caffeine can be found in gum, mints, pain relievers, ice cream, and even decaffeinated coffee! All this unintentional caffeine consumption builds up our tolerance and desensitizes us to caffeine’s helpful effects when we do mean to ingest it through a cup of tea or coffee. Be sure to check the labels on everything you use for unwanted caffeine, so your afternoon “cuppa” gives you the boost you need.
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