2Famous Quote“I’m all Jacked up on Mountain Dew!” – Texas Ranger, Talladega Nights
3Food ConsumptionMost people are unaware that everyday they consume what is considered a psychoactive drug.A psychoactive drug is a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions
4Caffeine, a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant, is consumed by 90% of Americans daily Reasons why include:Staying awakeStaying alert
5Where can I find it?Coffee PlantThis naturally occurring chemical can be found in several plants such as:Coffee plantTea plantKola NutTea PlantKola Nut
6Killer PlantsIn each of the plants, caffeine also acts as a natural pesticide.The pesticide paralyzing and killing insects that try to feed on the plant.
7How is it Safe?If caffeine is both a psychoactive drug and a natural pesticide, how can it be sold and consumed so regularly?The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lists caffeine as a “generally recognized as safe food substance” and therefore requires little to no regulation