PERSONALIZATION #10: GENETICS OF CAFFEINE – We all know people who can have a lot of caffeine with no problem. In fact, caffeine is healthy. It stimulates all aspects of mental energy including attention, memory, mood, and thinking ability.

PERSONALIZATION #10: GENETICS OF CAFFEINE – We all know people who can have a lot of caffeine with no problem. In fact, caffeine is healthy. It stimulates all aspects of mental energy including attention, memory, mood, and thinking ability. Caffeine is also associated with a lower risk of some age-related brain diseases. Caffeine is a Phytonutrient found in tea leaves, coffee beans, cocoa beans and other plants. Like other Phytonutrients from plant foods it stimulates the activity of genes in liver cells to form proteins called enzymes that break down caffeine so it doesn’t accumulate in your body. People who never consume caffeine can get a rapid pulse and sweating until their body activates the liver enzymes enough to clear caffeine from the body. It is good for these people to start with half the usual amount of caffeine-containing herbal tea or coffee. Personalized differences in the genes for these enzymes (CYP 1A1 and 1A2) are associated with differences in the amounts of caffeine consumed. People with the more active form of these genes consume 40 milligrams more caffeine per day or about the amount in a cup of green tea or a half cup of coffee. We consume caffeine in beverages like tea, coffee, colas, energy drinks, and chocolate. As you consume caffeine keep track of your personal best amount that gives you mental energy and helps to burn fat without making you jumpy or tired. Find your personal best caffeine level as part of Balanced Nutrition and a Healthy Active Lifestyle!! #drdavidheber #caffeine #energy #genes #brain #liver to learn more read Personalized Nutrition and Transformation by Heber and Bowerman on Amazon.com for $5.49 and go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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