Caffeine As A Fat Burner
Caffeine is a stimulatory compound extracted from coffee beans.. it is an ingredient commonly found in certain nootropic medicines, performance enhancers and fat burners
Also known as Coffee Extract, Tea Extract, Liquid Crack (slang) 1,3,7-Trimethylxanthine
Caffeine is found in:
- Coffee Beans
- Green Tea ( Camelia Sinensis)
- Cocoa and Cacoa
- Guarana ( Paullinia Cupana)
- Yerba Mate
- Kola Nut
Its main source is from coffee, this makes up over 90% of worldwide consumption on daily basis. thought to be the words most popular drug with between 92 and 98% of adults in the USA taking it in some form. Scandinavia and Germany are the worlds most prevalent drinkers of coffee.
The Chemical name for Caffeine is 1,3,7-Trimethylxanthine
Safe Daily Doses
Doses should be tailored to suit individual requirements.. it is suggested that if you are new to supplements containing caffeine than start with a dose of around 100mg… most fat burning supplements generally require a dose of at least 300mg to be effective.
Affects Of Caffeine
Caffeine has some well documented affects..
It is known for its ability to increase:
- Heart Rate
- Anaerobic Running Capacity
- Power Output
- Aerobic Exercise
- Blood Pressure
- Blood Glucose
- Reaction Times
- Fat Oxidation ( Fat Burning)
- Oxygen Uptake
- Subjective Well being
- Wakefulness –
- Blood Flow
It Can Also Reduce:
- Insulin Sensitivity
- Rate Of Perceived Exertion
Side Effects Of Caffeine Supplementation
The majority of effects provided by caffeine are dependant on the subjects actual tolerance to the compound.
While many users do not feel any adverse reactions to the compound, it can have the effect of increasing the levels of the stress hormone Cortisol, and can also have the effect of making users feel temporarily jittery, uneasy or restless….. in extreme cases it can also affect the heart rate and cause disturbed sleep if taken late in the day.
Caffeine can impair judgement if taken alongside alcohol
Caffeine In Fat Burning Supplements
One of the most common ingredients to be found in Fat Burning supplements, as long as you have no real intolerance to caffeine, it can be taken on a relatively mid-long term basis without any ill effects….
A good fat burning supplement will contain somewhere in the region of 300-350mg of caffeine per daily serving.