Few people talk about the emotional effects of coffee. In recent years, most of the research on coffee and caffeine has revolved around their physical impact on your health. Whether it’s reducing wrinkles in skincare products or preventing diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
But there’s another side to the caffeine debate, and that’s the impact that it can have on your mood and emotions. And, as with most things related to caffeine, there’s a fine balance to be struck here. Drink a moderate amount, and caffeine can have a positive effect on emotions. Go overboard, however, and it can lead to problems. We spoke with the skincare and beauty researchers at Callysee Cosmetics about how it can impact your mood.
More Than Just Beauty: The Emotional Effects of Caffeine
#1 Alert & Awake
This is the most well-known emotional impact of caffeine, and there’s no question that drinking it in moderate amount can lead to heightened alertness and focus during your workday. However, as with most things related to caffeine, there is a flipside to this if you drink too much. Veer into the 5 to 7 cups a day range, and suddenly you’re looking at the possibilities of irritability, anxiety and other issues that can throw your focus off in a hurry.
#2 Mood-Boosting Potential
Another interest aspect of caffeine and coffee is that they can serve to put you in a better overall mood. Several studies have shown that moderate coffee consumption led to a reduced risk of depression. But interestingly, the same “flip side” seems to occur with depression if you drink too much coffee. Overconsumption has been linked to an increased risk of depression.
#3 Exercise & Weight Loss
A secondary effect of caffeine on mood has to do with its positive impact on exercise potential and weight loss. Caffeine has been shown to increase exercise endurance. It also improves recovery after workouts and also help people lose more weight in general. These, of course, are all factors that can help improve mood overall.
Callyssee is a freshly brewed line of skincare that will pamper you head to toe, add a little zip to your day and some serious glow to your skin. Our fun line of coffee-inspired cosmetics includes Coffee Crush Exfoliating Peeling Gel, Whipped Moisturizing Cream, and even Fizzy Macaron Bath Bombs, to name a few.
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