The Benefits of Coffee
Studies show that caffeine (in moderation) can enhance athletic performance!
This is due to improved circulation, energy & reduced pain which may all help you push just a little bit harder during workouts, resulting in improvements in muscle strength and/or endurance.
A 75-mg serving of caffeine can increase attention & alertness, while a 200mg to 400-mg dose may improve mental alertness, speed reasoning, and memory.
Please note that caffeine is not a substitute for sleep!
Also, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends a maximum intake of 400 mg a day, or two to three cups of coffee.
Coffee may help enhance some thinking skills and slow the mental decline that comes with age. Caffeine affects adenosine receptors in the brain, while coffee contains polyphenol antioxidants, and these, too, act on various pathways (However, more research is needed to confirm this)
Caffeine may boost weight loss or prevent weight gain, by:
- Suppressing the appetite and temporarily reducing the desire to eat
- Stimulating thermogenesis, so the body generates more heat and energy from digesting food
Caffeine can increase endurance performance, endurance capacity, & reduction in perceived exertion.
Nutrients in a single cup of coffee contains:
✅Riboflavin (vitamin B2): 11% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI).
This is a vitamin that is needed for growth and overall good health. It helps the body break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to produce energy, and it allows oxygen to be used by the body.
✅Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5): 6% of the RDI.
Necessary for making blood cells, and it helps you convert the food you eat into energy.
✅Manganese and potassium: 3% of the RDI.
Important for muscle function, including relaxing the walls of the blood vessels. This lowers blood pressure and protects against muscle cramping
✅Magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3): 2% of the RDI.
Vitamin B3 is important to the maintenance of healthy brain cells. It's a potent antioxidant and plays a role in the signalling between nerve cells which in turn can help with mental agility.
There are loads of cool coffee brands out there to try. We are currently using Naked Barista which is going down an absolute treat!
What if I don’t like the taste of coffee but I want the caffeine hit?
We offer two products that contain 200mg of caffeine per serving.
- FOCUS. A great alternative to coffee in tablet form. 200mg of caffeine per serving, with L-Tyrosine supporting as a part of the seven ingredients blend due to its capabilities in negating the “crashing” effect of caffeine.
- PUMP. 200mg of caffeine per serving, supported by ingredients which help blood flow and lactic acid build up in the body.
When you drink a lot of caffeine your body will build up a tolerance to it. Then usually what will happen is you then drink more of it to feel the desired effects. This will eventually lead to “adrenal burn-out.” (Nonspecific symptoms, such as body aches, fatigue, nervousness, sleep disturbances and digestive problems)
Remember that the amount makes the poison, and too much of a good thing, can be a bad thing!