Most parents would love to have an ounce of their child’s energy. Science supports the fact that children under the age of 7 years do have more energy than older children and adults. Some researchers attribute it to their deep breathing pattern, which is more effective at oxygenating cells, and others to a child’s ability to live in-the-moment, not distracted by anxiety, worry or regret. What happens when the already-energized child consumes caffeine?
An Ohio teen mysteriously dies just days away from his high school graduation. One month later, the coroner finds the cause of death: caffeine overdose. He had more than 70 micrograms of caffeine per milliliter of blood in his system, 23 times the amount of a typical coffee or soda drinker. In his room, the teen’s mom found bags of white powder later identified as caffeine powder. This caffeine powder was bought online and is totally legal.