Decadent Decaf Coffee Company
My Account

How long does it take for caffeine to kick in?

Your body's membranes absorb caffeine very quickly, so you should feel the effects of caffeine within 15 to 45 minutes of consuming caffeine, but depending on the physiology of a person, it has been known for caffeine to affect some people within just 5 minutes.

How does the body process caffeine?

After the body’s membranes have done the work of absorbing the caffeine, a group of enzymes in the liver metabolize and degrade the caffeine.

Your genetic makeup determines how much of the enzyme you produce, so this means that while some individuals metabolize (or break down) caffeine extremely slowly, others do so quickly that they hardly notice its stimulating effects. It really depends on the individual!

You can only truly understand how you process caffeine by actually drinking it and watching what happens. The "coffee jitters," which can include heart palpitations, nausea, diarrhoea, restlessness, anxiety, and irritability, could be experienced by people who are hypersensitive to caffeine, even in small doses (like half a cup of coffee).

Whereas, if you are hyposensitive, this means that caffeine does not have a strong effect on you a normal dose won't have much of a stimulating effect, even if you've never had coffee before.

 IMPORTANT: This information is intended to support, not replace, discussion with your doctor or healthcare professionals. Nothing in the content or products should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always talk to your health care provider for diagnosis and treatment, including your specific medical needs.

Related Posts

How is coffee decaffeinated?
This is one of the most searched coffee-related questions on the web: How is coffee decaffeinated? Well, in simple te...
Read More
Decaffeinated Coffee Meaning
What is the meaning of decaffeinated coffee? The answer is that decaffeination is the act of removing caffeine from c...
Read More
Can You Drink Decaffeinated Coffee While Pregnant?
For pregnant women, decaffeinated coffee is a much safer alternative to caffeinated coffee and, though it still conta...
Read More
Does decaffeinated coffee make you poop? Is decaf coffee a laxative?
Caffeinated regular coffee is well known for having laxative effects, but what about decaffeinated coffee? It used to...
Read More
Can I drink regular or decaffeinated coffee if I have atrial fibrillation?
What is Atrial Fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation, or AFib for short, is a type of irregular heart rhythm that can lea...
Read More
Can drinking coffee lower stroke risk?
Though a majority of recent research on coffee points to a lowering the risk of stroke, it must be noted there are al...
Read More
Can caffeine cause anxiety?
After alcohol, caffeine is the most popular and most consumed drugs in the world. But does it suit everyone?  Caffein...
Read More
What is the Swiss Water Decaf Process?
  Today, we’re going to ask the question: What is the Swiss Water Decaf Process?   The Swiss Water Decaffeination pr...
Read More

Leave a comment