Can Coffee Kill You?

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Jason Coffee

Can Caffeine kill you?

While this video is hilarious I thought I would do some research on how much coffee is too much coffee.

According to the Mayo Clinic most people can consume 200-300mg of caffeine a day safely without any adverse side effects or 2-3 cups of coffee. Beyond that this is what they have to say:

“You consume unhealthy amounts

Though moderate caffeine intake isn’t likely to cause harm, too much can noticeably affect your health. Heavy daily caffeine use — more than 500 to 600 mg a day, or about four to seven cups of coffee — can cause:

  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tremors
  • Sleeplessness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea, diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems
  • Abnormal heart rhythms”

But with the a grande cup of Starbucks Coffee having 320mgs of caffeine it makes that 500-600 mg easily attainable in under 2 cups.

And get this according to several sources 60 cups of coffee a day would actually kill you, or if a cup of Starbucks Coffee about 30 grande cups a day could kill you.*

When it comes down to it everyone is going to have a different tolerance on this, I personally drink upwards of 2-3 cups of premium coffee per day and feel no adverse effects. At least with knowing what some of the adverse effects are we can make more informed decisions.

Here’s to your health, your loved ones and coffee – in moderation? what’s that? =0) Cheers~!

*totally a ball park and I have none of my own scientific experience to back up any of this. just sharing what I’ve read. :)

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  1. dbxgraphics

    Well in case I ever want to end my life, I will go for the 60 cups of coffee.
    I can’t imagine a better way of ending it than with that nice dark strong substance called espresso.

  2. Tariq

    I dont know about 60 cups of coffee being traumatic. But I do know that I personally drink around 10 cups a day. And all it does for me is make my girl happy becouse she knows that its MR. NASTY TIME!!!

  3. Cindy

    This is the truth. When I was in the Navy, and for years afterwards, it was not uncommon for me to drink 2 to 3 POTS of coffee in a day. Now, I DID have undiagnosed ADD, so there was some unconcious self-medication going on. But, none of the listed bad side-effects. I never considered I was intaking a “dangerous” amount of caffeine.

    These days, I’m at about 1 to 2 cups of coffee, maybe 2 10oz Coca-Cola’s.

  4. Mannie of MannieMandible

    Nice research (: Some days I drink two quad espressos and some days I have none. If I have A LOT of espresso one day, I try to skip out the next day. I know this really doesn't change anything, but it's my justification. I just love espresso!