Why does coffee act as a laxitive ?!

Question: this is nothing new amongst coffe drinkers and I was wondering if putting it in an IV bottle would by-pass the laxitive part ?

Answers: this is nothing new amongst coffe drinkers and I was wondering if putting it in an IV bottle would by-pass the laxitive part ?

What is Caffeine?
Caffeine is known medically as trimethylxanthine, and the chemical formula is C8H10N4O2 (see Erowid: Caffeine Chemistry for an image of the molecular structure). When isolated in pure form, caffeine is a white crystalline powder that tastes very bitter. The chief source of pure caffeine is the process of decaffeinating coffee and tea.
Medically, caffeine is useful as a cardiac stimulant and also as a mild diuretic (it increases urine production). Recreationally, it is used to provide a "boost of energy" or a feeling of heightened alertness. It's often used to stay awake longer -- college students and drivers use it to stay awake late into the night. Many people feel as though they "cannot function" in the morning without a cup of coffee to provide caffeine and the boost it gives them.

Caffeine is an addictive drug. Among its many actions, it operates using the same mechanisms that amphetamines, cocaine, and heroin use to stimulate the brain. On a spectrum, caffeine's effects are more mild than amphetamines, cocaine and heroin, but it is manipulating the same channels, and that is one of the things that gives caffeine its addictive qualities. If you feel like you cannot function without it and must consume it every day, then you are addicted to caffeine.

I've always felt it's the heat part of having that first coffee in the morning.

If it doesn't make you go in the first 10 minutes then it ain't going to.

Coffee comes from a bean; need I say more.

caffeine is a drug. An 'upper' we used to call it. like cocaine, amphetamines etc, it stimulates your smooth muscles. For example, the intestines. My guess is even in the I.V. it would act the same. Don't know.

Oh my gosh, where is Rachelle when I need her? she is the doctor of the family !!!!! So, I say Bartlidd, says it all. "BEAN". I feel very blond right now. LOL

The body uses more fluids than otherwise to rid the body of caffeine and flush them out

I never had that problem with coffee. I drink a lot in the morning and it takes about 5 or 6 cups before it affects me

it doesn't ... diuretic maybe, laxative no

Coffee is a stimulant... it affects the nervous system which puts things in motion! Why on earth would anyone want to put caffeine in an IV? That's beyond weird!

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