90% of the caffeine Sources of Caffeine Caffeine people consume comes Source Mg of Caffeine from coffee and tea. Coffee (6 oz / 180 ml) Automatic percolated 72 - 144 Filter drip 108 - 180 Instant, regular 60 - 90 Instant, decaffeinated less than 6 Tea (6 oz / 180 ml) Weak 18 - 24 Strong 78 - 108 Decaffeinated less than 0.08 Iced (12 oz. / 360 ml) 67 - 76 Cola Drinks (12 oz / 355 ml) 1 can 28 - 64 1 cup of tea often contains Mountain Dew (in Canada) 0 less caffeine than 1 cup of coffee because much less tea Cocoa Products Hot chocolate (6 oz / 180 ml) 6 - 30 is used to prepare it. Chocolate milk (250 ml) 2-7 Dark chocolate (56 g) 40 - 50 Milk chocolate (56 g) 3 - 20 The Continence Program Medications (1 tablet or capsule) What it is, where it is Cold remedies 15 - 30 St. Joseph’s Healthcare Centre for Ambulatory Health Services found and how it can Headache relievers 30 - 32 Weight control aides 120 - 200 2757 King Street East affect you. Some diuretics 40 - 100 Hamilton, Ontario The amount of caffeine in a product L8G 5E4 varies depending on the brand, how it was prepared, and the serving size. 905-573-4823 PD 4466 (Rev 01-2008) File: jskelly What is caffeine? Caffeine and your Tips for Reducing Caffeine Caffeine is the world’s bladder... ♦ Cut down caffeine intake at the most popular drug. rate of 1/2 cup a day. This is Caffeine is a diuretic which The white, bitter-tasting known as Caffeine Fading. means that it can lead to an substance was first found Plan to reduce your intake over increase in frequency of ♦ in coffee in 1820. a 1 or 2 week period. This way urination or peeing. It can you can avoid a withdrawal also increase the urge to Caffeine has a direct headache and other unpleasant urinate if you have too much. effect on the brain and symptoms. central nervous system. An example of too much ♦ Replace caffeinated beverages For example, 3 or more caffeine is drinking 3 to 4 with vegetable or fruit juice, cups of coffee can give milk, water or other cups of brewed coffee or decaffeinated beverages; you the “jitters”. (400 to 450 mg of caffeine) especially with meals. Other side effects of ♦ Drink caffeine-free colas caffeine are insomnia, instead of regular colas. Research has shown that headaches, irritability, Caffeine acts as a diuretic, so it caffeine may have a direct ♦ nervousness, heartburn, draws water out of the body. effect on the bladder’s indigestion, and frequent To maintain proper hydration of smooth muscle. It may urination or peeing. your body, balance your intake irritate the tissues of the of caffeinated beverages with bladder and cause an non-caffeinated ones. involuntary bladder ♦ If you use caffeine to keep you contraction. This can awake, rethink your lifestyle. contribute to urge Perhaps you need more sleep! incontinence.
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