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Caffeine is a commonly used stimulant, well-known and is present in a wide range of everyday products such as tea, coffee, cola, energy drinks and some medications which are used to heighten alertness. There are many biological processes that this can affect, however, it is most known for increasing alertness and physical performance through increased energy levels. It can aid both physical and mental focus.
What are the benefits of Caffeine?
- Increased memory capacity
- Helps to keep you alert
- Can aid to help to cleanse of the colon and to detox the liver
- Can relieve post muscle workout pain
- Can help with treating headaches
- Increased stamina when exercising
- May help to prevent weight gain
What is Caffeine?
One source of caffeine is from coffee beans. Additionally, it can be synthesized in a lab. It has an identical structure regardless of whether it is in coffee, tea, supplements or energy drinks. It is essentially a chemical which is found in the above, along with other places such as guarana and mate.
What is Caffeine used for?
Caffeine is commonly known for increasing mental alertness and acting as a stimulant, this ranges from normal everyday users through to athletes. However, it does have a range of other functionalities and uses. It has been researched that it is also useful as a treatment for combating certain types of migraines and headaches. There are studies which show that Caffeine has also been useful in the treatment of asthma, ADHD and for helping with low blood pressure. It is also often used for weight loss.
How does Caffeine work?
How best to explain the workings of Caffeine and the science behind the supplement is that it basically blocks certain receptors within areas of the brain, which are responsible for controlling motivation and arousal. It essentially stimulates the nervous system, muscles and the heart, and the bits that are in charge of controlling blood pressure. Caffeine can be responsible for increasing a persons blood pressure, although if used continuously this effect can wear off.
Who should use Caffeine?
Caffeine has a range of different uses and functionalities, therefore, it is suited to a wide range of people
- For those who suffer from headaches or migraines
- Athletes or bodybuilders
- For people who are looking to lose weight
- For people who are feeling tired and need to increase their alertness
- Asthma sufferers
- It is ideally suited to adults only
How to take Caffeine?
- Increasing mental alertness or for treating headaches, a maximum of 250 mg is recommended per day
- Around 150-600 mg maximum per day for combatting tiredness
- If taking for weight loss, the caffeine combination products will normally be dosed at 20 mg/200 mg to be taken, 3 x per day
- Increasing or improving athletic performance, 2-10 mg/kg or more has been shown to be effective
Generally, a single cup of coffee will provide between 90-200 mg of caffeine. A small serving of black tea gives around 35-120 mg of caffeine. Fizzy drinks such as Coca-Cola give around 20-80 mg of caffeine per serving.
Overall, as long as the recipient is not pregnant or lactating, a moderate amount of 400mg per day is considered safe for adults.
Specifically for athletes or body builders, doses from around 2-6mg per KG have been shown to help increase physical performance.
Calcium Carbonate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Caffeine, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose, Glycerol.
What studies have been conducted on Caffeine?
- Caffeine: Clinical and experimental effects in humans
- Caffeine in your drink: natural or synthetic
- Caffeine Identification, Differentiation of Synthetic and Natural Caffeine
- Absorption and subjective effects of caffeine from coffee, cola and capsules
- Genetics of caffeine consumption and responses to caffeine
- Reinforcing effects of caffeine in humans
- Caffeine enhances working memory for extraverts
- Personality, caffeine and human cognitive performance
- Are we dependent upon coffee and caffeine? A review on human and animal data
Increasing Alertness / Stimulant / Stamina
- Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use
- Acute caffeine ingestion increases voluntarily chosen resistance training load following limited sleep
- Stimulus functions of caffeine in humans: relation to dependence potential
- Caffeine ingestion reverses the circadian rhythm effects on neuromuscular performance in highly resistance-trained men
- Caffeine and the central nervous system: mechanisms of action, biochemical, metabolic and psychostimulant effects
- Caffeine and exercise
- Minimal effect of acute caffeine ingestion on intense resistance training performance
- Influence of caffeine on the resting metabolic rate of exercise-trained and inactive subjects
- Effects of caffeine on prolonged intermittent-sprint ability in team-sport athletes
- Expectation of having consumed caffeine can improve performance and mood
- Fat burners: nutrition supplements that increase fat metabolism
- The effectiveness of long-term supplementation of carbohydrate, chromium, fibre and caffeine on weight maintenance
- Caffeine and coffee: their influence on metabolic rate and substrate utilization in normal weight and obese individuals
- Body weight loss and weight maintenance in relation to habitual caffeine intake and green tea supplementation
- Obesity and thermogenesis related to the consumption of caffeine, ephedrine, capsaicin, and green tea
- Rapid determination of theophylline, theobromine and caffeine in dietary supplements containing guarana by ultra-performance liquid chromatography
- Food sources and intakes of caffeine in the diets of persons in the United States
- Dietary caffeine consumption and withdrawal: confounding variables in quantitative cerebral perfusion studies
Safety And Quality
- Manufactured to GMP protocols
- Uses pharmaceutical grade ingredients
- Manufactured in the UK
- EFSA compliance (European Food Safety Authority)
- Manufactured in an Informed Sport registered facility
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