The Science of Caffeine, The World’s Most Popular Drug

The Reactions YouTube channel has released a fascinating video explaining the science of caffeine. The video explores what happens to caffeine once it enters the body and is broken down into theobromine, paraxanthine, and theophylline molecules, and what effect this has on our bodies.

It’s not just in coffee anymore. From drinks to jerky to gum, caffeine is everywhere. In our latest video, we take a look at the science behind the world’s most popular drug, including why that little molecule keeps you awake and reveal just how much caffeine is too much.

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