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What Does Caffeine Really Do?

Almost 80% of adults drink caffeine daily. It keeps us from falling asleep when we are running on empty, but it also does a few more things to our digestive system.

Acid in your stomach increases when caffeine enters your system, causing heartburn and a more frequent need to pee!

Caffeine adjusts the rate at which the with which the GI (gastrointestinal) tract moves, thus affecting speed of digestion. It can trigger movement in your intestines, leading to an immediate need to poo and even diarrhea.

We love coffee AND caffeine. However, keep your intake to under 4 cups a day if possible.

Also, those who suffer from GI problems should be weary of consuming caffeine as it could worsen symptoms.

A good solution to any messy coffee bowel movements is a LuxyLoo bidet attachment! A gentle (or more intense, depending on your preference) stream of water on your butt will take care of any degree left from the harsher side effects of caffeine. Feel confident to continue your day with a coffee buzz and a fresh bum. Drink coffee. Let LuxyLoo take care of the rest.


  1. Medically reviewed by Natalie Olsen, R.D., L.D., ACSM EP-C — Written by Ann Pietrangelo — Updated on September 28, 2018

  2. Manhattan Gastroenterology -

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