View Full Version : Coffee = Laxitive?

The Badass
12-15-2002, 04:06 PM
I always wonder why every time I have a cup of coffee, it's like BANG, gotta go.

Is it something about caffeine that does that?

the doc
12-15-2002, 04:10 PM
the reflex action which triggers bowel movements is not well understood.
presumably this is happening in the morning, and might have something to do with the stimulating action of consuming a warm item first thing in the morning after a period of intestinal relaxtation during the sleeping hours

12-15-2002, 04:44 PM
I though caffine had a slight diuretic effetc?

12-15-2002, 06:05 PM
It does, but he's talking about having to go the other direction, I think.

12-15-2002, 08:28 PM
The badass

when i take caffine tablets i have the same problem

The Badass
12-17-2002, 03:33 PM
I'm still trying to figure this **** out. (No pun intended)

And yes, it does always happen in the morning....

12-17-2002, 03:58 PM
I used to have a cup a coffee around 2:30 pm when second shift came in and usually had to poop. Could be habit though. I've heard it is a laxative. I've also heard a warm glass of water in the morning does the same thing. Maybe the temp. But Buff Stuff said it happens to him with caffience pills. Why are we worried?

Miss Rezza
12-17-2002, 09:46 PM
hehehe- coffee??? a laxative???

Gee, i hope not......... i have like 6cups a day!! :p

12-18-2002, 03:05 AM
i have a few friends that say coffee acts like 'go time' for them too heh. doesnt do a damn thing to me thou.

the doc has an interesting insight on it thou....weird that buff stuff has the same thing with caffeine tablets.

buff stuff do you take the tablets on a routiene, or is it just at random times? if you were on some sort of routiene id say its just coincidence and that your highly regular, many a man would envy you :p

12-25-2002, 01:17 AM
I take caffine tabs when ever I want like b4 workout or when drinking booze

caffine is in ECA as a fatburner too

12-25-2002, 11:30 AM
From the little that I have read caffiene can stimulate gastric secretions which could explain the bowel movements after drinking coffee. Could also be due to the oils that are in coffee causing some GI distress.