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In general knowledge, caffeine is a bitter, white crystalline xanthine alkaloid, found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, some nuts and certain medicines. It has many effects on the body’s metabolism, including stimulating the central nervous system. This can make you more alert and give you a boost of energy.
ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE According to the latest International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand caffeine is shown to be effective for enhancing athletic performance (in dosages ~3-6 mg/kg). It provides greater ergogenic effect when consumed before and/or during workout (1), through tablet (anhydrous form) as compared to a regular coffee and can enhance attention during extensive exercising; caffeine is beneficial for sustained maximal endurance exercise, including team sports and for strength-power performance (2). Lower doses of caffeine can be as effective as higher doses during exercise performance without any negative influences; after a period of cessation, restarting caffeine intake at a low amount before performance can provide the same ergogenic effects as acute intake (3)..
Caffeine tablets or caffeine pills are primarily used for weight loss programs. The regular caffeine tablet is said to contain about 200 mg of caffeine. This quantity is found to be equivalent to about 2 mugs of strong coffee. This quantity is not considered to be inherently dangerous however caution is advised.
The effect of caffeine capsule or caffeine tablets varies from person to person. One capsule should give you more energy for 3 to 5 hours.
Stay Alert Caffeine 200 is selected pharmaceutical grade caffeine from MVP Biotech® for a serious aid in your hardcore workouts. Just be sure you don’t extend daily dosage through consumption both with other caffeine containing products and alone.References: 1.Ganio MS et al. Effect of caffeine on sport-specific endurance performance: a systematic review. J Strength Cond Res. 2009 Jan; 23(1):315-24. 2.Goldstein ER et al. International society of sports nutrition position stand: caffeine and performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010 Jan 27; 7(1):5. 3.Sökmen B et al. Caffeine use in sports: considerations for the athlete. J Strength Cond Res. 2008 May; 22(3):978-8