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Caffeine

Posted by Jasmine Freeman on

We all know that caffeine is additive. 

It helps us wake up, focus and feel good!

Especially due to the fast paced, busy lifestyles most lead these days... caffeine dependance is at an all time high. 

However, it has been shown caffeine intake is not such a bad thing after all. 

Dosage

It has been shown that 250 milligrams of caffeine per day can..

  • wake up the brain
  • improve concentration
  • relieve stress
  • help you live longer

However, like everything else is life, everything should be take in moderation. If you over exceed a healthy intake of caffeine, it may turn into an addiction.  

If you consume too much caffeine you may potentially suffer side effects such as...

  • dehydration
  • troubled sleep
  • anxiety
  • gastric upset

...just to name a few.

Exercise Benefits 

Believe it or not, caffeine can be very beneficial to your training...

Carbohydrates

After a workout it is very important to replenish glycogen stores. If you mix caffeine with carbs in your post workout meal, muscle glycogen concentrations will replenish at a faster rate. 

Pain

If you consume caffeine post workout, it can help reduce muscle soreness by up to nearly 50%.

Stamina

If you consume caffeine prior or during training, you ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort will increase. 

Weight Loss

Caffeine can aid in weight loss. It acts a appetite suppressant and stimulates your metabolism. 

There has been research that those who drank 2-4 cups of caffeine a day, were more likely to be successful at keeping the weigh off than those who did not consume any caffeine. 

Supplementation

As Spartans we offer many caffeinated supplements. However if you are after a lower dosed caffeine product that can be used any time throughout the day, we recommend one of this months monthly specials... 

 

Optimum Nutritions Amino Energy is a amino acid blend with added natural caffeine.

The caffeine will provide a boost of recovery fuel to your muscles and an energy kick to the brain.

Once taken the product, it will kick in within 15 minutes and should last for around 1-2 hours.

Amino energy is most beneficially consumed during a workout however can be taken anytime throughout the day.

 


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