A caffeine antidote?

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A caffeine antidote?

Postby James Hoffmann on Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:39 am

When you are horribly over caffeinated is there any that will make you feel any better or do you just have to wait it out?
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Postby nick on Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:00 am

Drink some beer or wine.
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Postby James Hoffmann on Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:02 am

I don't really drink any more. Its not on purpose or anything. I just kind of stopped. Its been quite nice to wake up in the mornings and not feel like death!

The family business is wine so sometimes I miss a good Rioja or something similar...
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Postby coffeeactivist on Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:04 pm

I once heard that the potassium in bananas helps make you feel better... I have a feeling that it's a load of whooie. Maybe we should experiment.
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Postby Alistair Durie on Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:15 pm

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Postby coffeeactivist on Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:03 pm

hmm... I guess that's where I heard about the bananas...
funny.
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Postby tonx on Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:53 pm

there are some reports about the amino acid L-theanine blocking the action of caffeine in certain brain areas. It is not commonly found in too many food sources (some mushrooms, green tea) but can purchased at some vitamin stores.

I took some a couple months ago after a long day of cafe crawling followed by cupping followed by more cupping. The next morning as I was walking to work I experienced a small migraine which is peculiar and has scared me off from further experimentation with L-theanine. I will give it a whirl again with less of a caffeine overdose. Your mileage may vary and if you google it or search PubMed there are probably a number of references.
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Postby James Hoffmann on Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:34 am

It would be interesting if something claimed to block caffeine. The last theory I read is that caffeine blocks adenosine sits, adenosine being a hormone that calms the body down, lowers body temp, metabolism etc.

If something were blocking caffeine wouldn't it also block the adenosine?

(note - may have spelt adenosine wrong!)
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