Not many of us can function without coffee, but its stimulatory nature poses questions on its safety when used with fat burner drugs. So, in this article, I am explaining if and how much coffee you can take with diet pills like PhenQ.
- When taking PhenQ, you should lower your coffee intake to avoid caffeine toxicity.
- Switching to coffee types with lower caffeine content helps you stay within the safe limit and thus prevents toxicity.
- Take PhenQ and coffee with a gap of a few hours to prevent overdosing effects.
- Find out more about PhenQ on its official website.
It is okay to drink coffee when using PhenQ as it has no other stimulant but a moderate caffeine concentration. But to stay on the safe side, your total caffeine intake must not exceed the daily safe limit as directed by FDA.
Also, you should consider certain things before taking fat burners and continuing your coffee routine. In the upcoming sections, I have given the calculations and results about the amount of coffee you can consume with PhenQ.
So, keep reading to get all the information about PhenQ and coffee combination;
Can I Drink Coffee With Fat Burners?
Well, It depends!
The answer can be a yes or no, depending upon your caffeine tolerance, the caffeine content of your drink, and the stimulant content of your diet supplement.
If the fat burner contains a small amount of caffeine or any other stimulatory agent, then “yes,” you can drink coffee with it.
But if the diet drug is filled with highly potent psychostimulants like topiramate or yohimbine, it’s better to keep your caffeine intake through coffee, tea, or sodas at a minimum.
Such stimulatory ingredients are effective fat burners because they trigger fat-oxidizing reactions and thermogenesis, leading to faster fat loss.
Caffeine itself is a great natural fat burner. Hence, pairing a small amount of coffee with fat burners can speed up weight loss. But you must carefully monitor the overall caffeine intake to stay on the safe side.
According to FDA guidelines, the daily safe limit of caffeine for healthy adults is 400 mg. So, the combined caffeine intake from the fat burner, coffee, and other beverages or food items must not surpass 400 mg/daily.
Because excessive intake can lead to overstimulation of the nervous system, leading to many side effects as follows;
Caffeine overdose makes it harder to fall asleep and also reduces sleep quality. It has a half-life of 5 hours and stays for a longer time in the body.
That is why PhenQ is recommended only before 3:00 pm, so that overall caffeine level has dropped until bedtime.
However, if you consume too much caffeine through coffee and supplement, enough of its amount would be present at night. Resultantly, you can experience sleep disturbances, waking up agitated the next morning.
Increased blood pressure due to a daily high dose of caffeine can strain the nervous system constantly. This, combined with the neural agitation caused by the stimulant, can lead to migraines.
A recent review of clinical reports confirms that repeatedly taking higher doses of caffeine results in daily chronic headaches and physical dependency.
Besides caffeine, other PhenQ ingredients, like Nopal extracts, also aggravate headaches. Hence, your weight loss regime may become a headache if you do not monitor your stimulant intake.
3. Anxiety and Jitters
Caffeine in smaller amounts improves moods and focus. It does so by blocking adenosine receptors which are responsible for sleepiness.
In the short term, such stimulation is well-tolerated by most people. However, higher doses overtime eventually overburden the cognitive machinery.
Resultantly, the person becomes anxious and demotivated. Other side effects of the stimulant, like sleep disturbances and headaches, further worsen this condition.
4. Nausea and Get Unrest
Caffeine also triggers acidic secretions from gut walls, and too much of it can lead to stomach ache, acid reflux, or vomiting.
To avoid all these negative consequences, always check the caffeine content of the diet medicine from its nutritional label and subtract it from 400 mg to figure out how much coffee you can safely take with it.
Now, let’s do this estimation for PhenQ;
How Much Caffeine Is In PhenQ?
The total amount of caffeine in one PhenQ tablet is 142.5 mg.
About 34.5 mg of this content comes from Capsimax Powder, while 108 mg is directly added to the PhenQ recipe.
Hence, it supplies as much caffeine as a double espresso or an 8 oz cup of café Latte.
Can You Drink Coffee While Taking PhenQ?
As PhenQ does not contain any other stimulant, caffeine anhydrous concentration is the only important consideration for this issue.
The value mentioned above confirms that drinking coffee is safe when using PhenQ.
When you take the recommended dose of 2 pills daily, you will get 285 mg of caffeine through your diet supplement. So, you are still 115 mg down the safe daily limit.
But this safety profile does not apply to caffeine-sensitive persons. Hence, the exact answer varies with your caffeine tolerance.
Coffee and PhenQ For Caffeine-Sensitive People
As not all allergies are equally intense, caffeine tolerance scores differ for different individuals.
- If you are mildly sensitive to caffeine and can generally tolerate 1 or 2 cups of coffee daily. PhenQ will provide enough caffeine, but it leaves no space for coffee.
- But if you are hypersensitive to caffeine and get irritated even by 1 cup of tea or coffee, Daytime PhenQ may not suit you even without coffee as it has 142.5 mg of this stimulant.
However, you can safely lose weight on the caffeine-free version- PhenQ PM.
Coffee and PhenQ For Normal Individuals
If you have high caffeine tolerance and usually drink multiple cups of coffee or tea each day, it’s safe to drink coffee (a lower amount, though!) while taking PhenQ.
Limiting your coffee intake to a certain level is crucial to avoid jitters, headaches, and fogginess with caffeine overdose.
However, you need not worry about feeling sleepy or tired by reducing your coffee intake because PhenQ has caffeine anhydrous to soothe your cravings (and requirements) for coffee.
Another thing to remember is you can consume coffee and PhenQ on the same day but not at the same time.
Always give a gap of 2-3 hours between these two.
Otherwise, you will be dumping too much caffeine into your digestive system at once.
And to figure out the amount of coffee you can take with PhenQ, we have to take a closer look at the caffeine content of coffee as it varies with the bean varieties, preparation methods, and serving sizes.
In the following section, I have given an estimate depending on the caffeine content present in different varieties;
How Much Coffee Can I Safely Drink While Taking PhenQ?
It depends upon the amount of caffeine in your coffee, which varies with the following factors;
- Coffee beans; Not all coffee beans are the same. Robusta beans supply more caffeine than Arabica or Excelsa beans.
- Serving size; 1 cup of coffee may contain 8-20 ounces. So, the caffeine content also varies accordingly.
- Preparation method; Bean processing and the brewing technique is also important factor in determining how much caffeine comes into your drink.
Resultantly, you get different tastes and caffeine content from the same amount of brewed coffee, Milk coffee, espresso, Instant coffee, and Decaf coffee.
Here is a rough estimate of the caffeine amount in 1 standardized cup (8 oz) or espresso shot (1 oz);
These stats prove that with the 285 mg intake through PhenQ, you still have room for one cup of coffee while still staying below the safe limit.
However, you should also remember that serving sizes are usually larger at coffee shops, reaching from 16-20 oz. So, their caffeine content is nearly double these values.
To cope with this problem, you can go for Decaf versions or coffees with relatively lesser caffeine.
For example, opt for the single shot espresso than the double espresso. Similarly, if you drink Latte in a routine (that contains a double shot), you can convert to Cappuccino, made with 1 shot.
Centre of Science in Public Interest, Washington, has published a caffeine chart showing the caffeine content in popular coffees, teas, colas, and energy drinks.
This chart is handy for figuring out if a beverage goes well with PhenQ.
How long after taking PhenQ can I drink coffee?
You should wait at least 2 hours after taking PhenQ before you drink coffee.
Can I drink coffee before taking PhenQ?
No, you should not consume coffee before taking PhenQ
It’s because the combined intake will deliver a concentrated caffeine dose, leading to caffeine toxicity. To prevent adverse reactions, maintain a gap of 2 hours between coffee and PhenQ.
Does coffee make PhenQ less effective?
No, coffee does not decrease PhenQ’S efficacy.
Instead, it acts synergistically with PhenQ ingredients leading to faster fat burn. However, you need to be conscious of the overall caffeine intake to avoid overdosing effects.
(Tips mentioned above in the article can prove to be helpful)