March is Caffeine Awareness Month

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI)- March is Caffeine Awareness Month and a fact sheet by John Hopkins Medicine estimates that 80 percent of Americans habitually consume caffeine.

Carol Hurst from Old Town Spice Shoppe spoke with Fox 2 about healthy ways to keep your caffeine intake in check.

Caffeine, particularly coffee, is the most widely used stimulant in the world. It works by blocking the neurotransmitter adenosine, preventing drowsiness.