How much caffeine is dangerous? Safe recommendations for adults, kids.

Whether we like it or not, the legal stimulant drug known as caffeine is a big part of our lives. We grab coffee on our way to work, refill our mugs at work and maybe grab an espresso martini after work. 

As the saying “everything in moderation,” dictates, there are healthy and unhealthy ways to get your caffeine fix. The right amount of coffee is linked to longevity, a stronger liver and lower chances of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, strokes and colon cancer, Johns Hopkins Medicine writes.

But there is such a thing as too much of a “good” thing.

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How much caffeine is dangerous?

According to registered dietician Jordan Hill, the recommended limit for caffeine intake is about 400 milligrams per day. Still, Hill recommends 300 milligrams per day for adults, especially those who may be more sensitive to the side effects of caffeine.

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