Murfreesboro man decides to test his body by consuming 5,000 mg of caffeine - Not a good idea

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WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS - - How many caffeine pills can a human body withstand? A man who consumed approximately 25 caffeine pills had to be rushed to the hospital.

Murfreesboro Police responded to a Raiders Ridge apartments on Wenlon Drive where they met with the 25-year old man who had ingested the caffeine pills at about 4:30 in the morning. Police were called to the address about an hour after he took them.

Officer T. Major wrote in a report, "[The subject] was extremely shaky and was vomiting. I discovered nineteen empty packs, each of which is supposed to contain two 200mg. Stay Awake pills on [the subjects'] desk along with residue where the pills had been crushed." The man then told police, "That he wanted to test the limits of his body."


If the man took 25 caffeine pills, that adds up to 5,000 mg of caffeine. However, if all 19 packets of the pills contained 2 in each punch out container, then he may have had up to 7,600 mg of caffeine. Needless to say, the man was taken to the hospital. He is expected to recover.

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