This is what happens to your body after you drink a cup of coffee
For many of us, coffee is more than a beverage: it’s an indispensable part of our wake-up ritual, something we can’t do without. Whether you enjoy the silence of an early morning or dining with family, friends, or business partners, having a cup of hot fragrant coffee is always a good idea.
Coffee Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter
Coffee can help people feel less tired and increase energy levels (1, 2).
This is because it contains a stimulant called caffeine, which is actually the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world.
After you drink coffee, the caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream. From there, it travels into the brain (4).
In the brain, caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine.
When that happens, the amount of other neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine actually increases, leading to enhanced firing of neurons.
Many controlled trials in humans show that coffee improves various aspects of brain function. This includes memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and general cognitive function.
We at Wizelo have decided to take a look at what happens to our body a couple of hours after enjoying that cup of java. Get ready — some of what we found is pretty astounding.