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Nervine drinks, everything you should know


Thenervine drinksthey are defined as such because they containsubstancesthat have an effectstimulatingon the central nervous system. Theeffectsof a nervine drink can be disparate and vary according to the active ingredient contained therein. Generally speaking, theeffectsof thenervine drinksare: increased attention, reduced perception of fatigue, improved physical and mental efficiency.

Nerve substances

What do nervine drinks contain? The stimulants used innervine drinks I'm:

  • Caffeine
  • Theobromnine
  • Theophylline
  • Theine

The substances listed above can be considered as natural stimulants. Suchstimulantsin fact, they are found naturally in substances such as coffee, tea and chocolate.

Be careful not to fall into error. Not all ingredients advertised asstimulantsI'mnerve substances. It is the classic example oftaurine. Taurine is contained in a good number ofenergy drinksome famousRed Bull.

Taurine and Red Bull as a nerve drink

Theretaurineit is not onenerve substancebecause it has no effect on the central nervous system. Because it is used in many energy drinksh? Because it appears to have an insulin-like action, that is, it improves the transport of glucose and some amino acids within the cell and muscle tissues. Between property which are most often associated with taurinethere are antioxidant and stimulating effects but the stimulating effects are related to cell volume. It is believed that taurine can stimulate cell volume by improving protein metabolism within muscle tissues.

So theRed bullit is not onenerve drink?
Yes, Red Bull is a nerve drink but not for the taurine content but for the high presence ofcaffeine.

Nervine drinks

Thereclassificationof thenervine drinksit is based on the basic substance. We have thereforenervine drinksbased on caffeine, based on theine or a bade of cola.

Cola-based drinks are obtained from the seeds ofthere which are rich incaffeine and theobromine. Betweennervine drinksthe most famous are also the most used in the world:

  • you
  • coffee

A 50 ml cup ofmocha coffeecontains 80 mg of caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant substance. Its effects are manifold:

  • gastric secretion increases
  • affects the esophageal sphincter
  • increased heart rate
  • stimulates the release of adrenaline and noradrenaline
  • increase in blood pressure
  • improves reflexes and concentration skills
  • increased metabolism

The effects of norepinephrine and adrenaline release see an increase in body metabolism, increased heart rate and blood pressure.

Tea bringsnerve substancesWhichtheine and theophylline. These substances are released directly from the leaves of the tea plant (Camellians sinensis). The aroma of the drink depends on the variety, the treatment undergone by the leaves and also the place of cultivation. A glass of tea (150 ml) contains 40 to 70 mg of theine.

Stimulant drinks: contraindications

Thenervine drinksthey can present quite a fewcontraindications. It should be noted that thecontraindicationsheside effectsthey are two different things.

Thecontraindications, in medical language, indicate the presence of one or more factors that advise against the use or intake of a substance.

Theside effectsI'meffectsdirectly related to the use of substance even in physiological situations (therefore also in the case of good health!).

Let's say right away that thenervine drinksare contraindicated in case of:

  • Gastritis
  • Ulcer
  • Pregnancy
  • Hypertension
  • Arrhythmias
  • Diseases related to the cardiocirculatory system
  • Alcoholism
  • State of pregnancy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Other medical conditions

Theside effectsof thenervine drinksthey manifest themselves only in cases of abuse. Excessive consumption of coffee, especially if related to othersnervine drinks, can cause a number of side effects such as:

  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia
  • Insomnia
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Palpitation
  • Gastrointestinal reflux esophagitis
  • Gastritis
  • Ulcer

Furthermore, caffeine inhibits the absorption of a fundamental micronutrient for our body: calcium.

Nervine drinks during pregnancy and breastfeeding

In general, the consumption of any nerve drinkshould be restricted in pregnancy. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should limit coffee consumption.

Warning! This does not mean that coffee must be banned, but used with common sense, perhaps limiting consumption to one cup per day in the case of Moka coffee or two cups in the case of Espresso coffee.

The placenta is permeable and the caffeine would be absorbed by the developing fetus. Similar speech in case of breastfeeding: traces of caffeine could be found in breast milk.



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