The ABC's of Sports Supplements
Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. We most commonly associate caffeine with our cup of coffee or tea. However, caffeine itself is a bitter substance, and technically a psychoactive, and very frequently consumed drug.
Getting Caffeine & Why It's Important
Our body does not naturally synthesize caffeine, so it must be added to the diet and ingested to reap its rewards. Natural food sources for caffeine include:
• Energy Drinks
When these foods are lacking in your diet, or unavailable, caffeine can be taken as a supplement.
Depriving the body of caffeine, or trying to withdraw from caffeine consumption may result in:
• Constipation, as caffeine also stimulates the bowels
• Palpitations or changes in heart rhythm, and low blood pressure
When ingested as a sports supplement, caffeine may help to:
• Induce alertness and provide a mood boost
• Promote calcium release in the muscles
• Increase sprint, endurance and performance during workouts
* As always, FILTUR™ recommends that you check with your physician before trying any sports supplement. They will help decide how supplements can best serve you as you work to attain your health and fitness goals.
How are Caffeine Supplements Sold?
Caffeine Supplements are sold either in powder or capsule form.
Only you can decide the "best" way to take supplements. Some people claim that capsules, or pills, don't always disintegrate properly once swallowed. Others have trouble swallowing pills at all.
Powdered supplements get mixed with liquid, so some people find this an easier way to digest them. If taken this way, be sure to stir thoroughly, and consume the full contents of the glass.
Whatever you choose, always follow storage instructions properly. Heat and moisture will affect any product.
How Much Caffeine is Right for Me/Recommended Daily Intake (RDI)?
A healthy or tolerable amount of caffeine varies greatly, based on one's age, sex and other relevant factors, like body weight and present state of health. Some people have a greater taste for, desire for, or tolerance of caffeine's effects. For adults:
130-300 mg/day of caffeine consumed is considered a low to moderate dose of the drug;
200-300 mg/day of caffeine consumed is considered a moderate dose of the drug; and greater than 400 mg/day of caffeine consumed is considered a high dose of caffeine. Consumption any greater than 400 mg/day is not recommended.
Different distributors list different ratios of ingredients in their sports supplements. Read product labels carefully to fully understand your purchase.
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