Since I became a Coffee Addict (Thank you Dunkin’ Donuts… Seems like I won’t have enough of your bitter coffee that I like), my friends (Dragon and another special one) started to worry about me so that kicked some sense in me… So Dragon mentioned the definition LD which meant Lethal Dose…
I surfed the net and first website I checked was Wikipedia (Yes… One of the best websites for resources) and read about Caffeine.
As quoted from Wikipedia:
“In cases of extreme overdose, death can result. The median lethal dose (LD50) given orally, is 192 milligrams per kilogram in rats. The LD50 of caffeine in humans is dependent on weight and individual sensitivity and estimated to be about 150 to 200 milligrams per kilogram of body mass, roughly 80 to 100 cups of coffee for an average adult taken within a limited time frame that is dependent on half-life. Though achieving lethal dose with caffeine would be exceptionally difficult with regular coffee, there have been reported deaths from overdosing on caffeine pills, with serious symptoms of overdose requiring hospitalization occurring from as little as 2 grams of caffeine. Death typically occurs due to ventricular fibrillation brought about by effects of caffeine on the cardiovascular system.”
That kinda freeked me out. So I calculated my Lethal Dose (Though I’m sure I did it wrong… But just for the fun of it)… I weight 75Kgs… So my Lethal Dose is (150mg x 75Kg) to (200mg x 75Kg) … Basically 11.25g to 15g… Yet I don’t know the “per” time period… Don’t know how to calculate the Half-Life thingy (NOT THE GAME YOU IDIOTS!!) Wikipedia mentioned.
Click Here for Wikipedia page on Caffeine
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check out erowid.org .. i think you’d find better information for the calculations from there ..