Improve Performance with Caffeine

Diet tips
Migliora le Prestazioni con la Caffeina
Caffeine does not bring any nutritional value to the body, but for centuries, if not millennia, it has been used by man for its well-known properties. Its chemical name is 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine, that iso 1,3,7-trimethyl-1H.-purin-2.633H., 7H.)-dione and it is present in many plants, leaves, seeds and fruits. After taking caffeine, orally, through the exciting drinks that are often part of our habits, or through specific supplements, it is absorbed very quickly by the body, with the peak reached within 90 minutes. The effects of caffeine arousal and energy last for about three to four hours, but itsua half-life (it defines itselfhalf-life the time taken to dispose of 50% of the substance is in fact very variable. It depends on body weight, age, liver health and other minor parameters. Among the various effects caused by caffeine, a significant benefit was found at a sports level; the performance of the athletes, in fact, seems to improve. In fact, it has been shown that caffeine can:uò:
  • Limit fatigue and the sense of tirednessa
  • Improve attention and concentratione
  • Act directly on the central nervous system
  • Promote the absorption of glucose contained in food taken before performancee
It must be said, however, that the doses are extremely important, and only by strictly adhering to those indicated can you reach an excellent level during training or competitions. In fact, 3 milligrams of substance are recommended for every kilogram of body weight. The dose should be taken in full about one hour before athletic effort. For subjects who routinely consume caffeine throughout the day, they should avoid coffee and other beverages for at least 1 day prior to performance, according to recent studies conducted by EFSA, more specifically in 2011..

Herbalife products with caffeine

The company produces several formulations containing important doses of caffeine, namely:
  • Guarana, in tablets, a supplement to be consumed during the day rich in caffeine more than 30 mg per tableta)
  • Liftoff, in effervescent tablets, with vitamin C and others of group B and as much as 75 milligrams of caffeine; it is recommended to take it about an hour before sports performanceva
  • Herbal infusion, with tea extract, to be consumed both cold and hot, provides about 85 milligrams of caffeine per serving
In any case, we advise against excessive consumption of this particular substance, limiting the quantities to what was established by EFSA in 2015, i.e. no more than 400 milligrams to be distributed throughout the day, and no more than 200 milligrams in a single dose. To give a few examples, a coffee at a bar contains about 80 milligrams of caffeine, while a can of Cocacola only contains 40 milligrams..

What is EFSASA

And the European Food Safety Authority, an independent EU-funded agency, established in 2002 with head office inale a Parma. It works in a totally detached way from other European Community bodies such as the European Parliament and others. It deals with studying any risks related to the food chain. There are four distinct bodies that are part of EFSA:
  • Thescientific Committee which is responsible for issuing opinions and advice on a scientific level
  • Theboard of directors who draws up the annual budget and approves programs and projects
  • TheExecutive Director which legally represents EFSAA
  • Thefinal forum responsible for risk assessment

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