Millions of people around the world drink tea, coffee, soda and other caffeinated products daily, presumably for the boost of alertness that it can give. Now a recent study reveals that caffeine-the amount of 2 cups of brewed coffee may help relieve the pain and soreness of muscles (which results from eccentric contraction of muscles) that sometime follows a strenuous workout. While these results may be welcome news to those who suffer from post-workout pain, it is important to bear in mind that caffeine is a stimulant and that may be accompanied by negative effects such as anxiety, heart palpitations and sleep problems.

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