Caffeine pills (usually found as caffeine citrate) are over-the-counter or prescription drugs classified as central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. The pharmaceutical information website Rxlist.com states that caffeine is “an odorless white crystalline powder or granule, with a bitter taste.” Caffeine occurs naturally and is found in common products like coffee, tea, soda, kola nuts and guarana berries. Continue reading
Normally, the immune system elicits a response for body invaders such as bacteria, toxins, and viruses. But for some people, the immune response is a result of some food substance introduced by ingestion. Many people suffer from food allergies. A food allergy is a very exaggerated response of your immune system brought about by certain food items such as nuts, eggs, milk, and even chocolates. Some symptoms of food allergies are hoarseness of the voice, hives, swelling, wheezing, itching sensation, hard time swallowing, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fainting, runny nose, nausea, nasal congestion, cramps (stomach), and vomiting. Wheezing and difficulty in breathing are caused by the inflammation of the air passages. Difficulty in swallowing and hoarseness of the voice may be brought about by the swelling of the oral cavity and esophageal area.
Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid generally works as an antioxidant. It is popularly known to boost up the immune system of the body for protection from several diseases and infections. As they say, “Prevention is better than cure.” Most households have vitamin C supplements and regularly intake ascorbic acid pills in addition to the vitamin C that they get from the food they eat. Continue reading