Caffeine is the most popular psychoactive substance in the world. While it may not seem like it, caffeine is in fact considered a psychoactive substance due to its extreme mind altering abilities in large doses. About 90% of all adults in America have caffeine included in their daily diet
Caffeine is one of very few psychoactive substances that are legal and unregulated. The classification of caffeine anhydrous as it is listed in the FDA database is as a multipurpose food additive, making it safe for consumption in general. While caffeine is normally listed on the label for soft drinks, this is because it is only required to be listed on a product when it is as an additive. In sources where caffeine has been naturally derived such as in coffee, tea, some nuts, etc, it is not required to list the caffeine content on the label or packaging.
This synthetic caffeine powder is a particular kind of psychoactive stimulant called trimexylxanthine which is a part of the larger xanthine family. These are naturally occurring and are found in a few different plants.
Caffeine sends a shock to the central nervous system thereby stimulating it and ridding the mind of feelings of tiredness. Some of the most common sources of caffeine are in sports drinks, energy drinks, tea, coffee, chocolate, anything containing guarana, and most soft drinks.
BENEFITS PROVIDED BY CAFFEINE POWDER
Caffeine provides an almost instantaneous increase to general alertness and is useful in many situations in which one may need to temporarily give their own energy levels a quick boost. Of course, cognitive functions still need real sleep to be fully restored, so caffeine should not be used as a substitute for a good night’s sleep. However it is quite useful in situations in which sleep may not be possible for some time.
Caffeine is also an ingredient found in many diet pills because of its effects on exercise and digestion. Not only does caffeine help to quell large appetites to some degree, it also acts as a diuretic helping rid the body of excess water weight, it helps burn calories in a small way, and its energy increasing effects are helpful to athletes that wish to continue their exercise regimen despite feelings of tiredness that naturally coincide with strenuous exercise. Of course, these effects are not meant to replace exercise, but to increase the effectiveness of a well rounded exercise and diet plan. Caffeine alone will not be enough to stimulate weight loss.
Serving Size and Timing
The suggested serving size of caffeine powder is anywhere from 50mg (1/64 teaspoon) to 200mg (1/16th teaspoon) per day, adding up to a total of no more than 600mg per day to be taken in three different servings depending on intended effect. Caffeine being consumed from other sources such as coffee and sports drinks should always be taken into account when apportioning out the remaining supplement amounts to avoid chance of accidental overdose. Despite the teaspoon measurements being given, it is best and safest to obtain the apportioned amount by using an accurate gram weight scale.
This product should be avoided by anyone that is pregnant, nursing, or has a history of heart issues, liver issues, insomnia, or any other kinds of cardiac issues in their past. If diabetic it is important to consistently monitor blood sugar while consuming this supplement, and if on any other drugs, medications, or suffering from any other ailments or illnesses not mentioned here it is best to consult a medical professional before usage of this supplement.
Serving size: 1/16 teaspoon (200mg)
Serving per container: * Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value**
Caffeine Anhydrous...200 mg *%
* Daily Value not established.
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
Other Ingredients: None
Free of: Sugar, Soy, dairy, yeast, gluten or additives
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 50 to 200 mg (1/6 tsp) up to three times daily. DO NOT use more than 200mg in a single serving, or more than 600 mg in a day...
US Standard Measuring Spoons
Spoon Size(level) milligrams
1/16 teaspoon 189mg
1/8 teaspoon 378mg
1/4 teaspoon 756mg
INGREDIENTS & FURTHER INFORMATION
CAFFEINE POWDER CONCENTRATION
This caffeine supplement comes as a fine white powder and is considered pharmaceutical grade because of its strength, and its purity from excess fillers and additives. It should be stored in an area away from any heat or light sources that is also relatively dry.
CAFFEINE POWDER SIDE EFFECTS
Taken in small servings caffeine’s side effects are immediate, usually resulting in an increase to overall alertness as well as an increase in body temperature, frequency of urination, and increased metabolic rate. The ways in which caffeine can affect someone depend on many factors, the most important of these being height, weight, and tolerance (or resistance) to caffeine already established, as well as whether it is being taken with food or other medications/supplements/drugs. Those who have little exposure to caffeine already are more likely to experience side effects from the drug almost immediately and at a more intense level.
On the more negative side, caffeine has the potential to cause dilation of the pupils, tightening of the muscles, and an increase in adrenaline rate (which may be useful for athletes but not those involved in being sedentary). Taking too much caffeine at once can cause elevated blood pressure, restlessness, headaches, irritability, nausea, and increased heart rate which could be very dangerous. It should also be noted that caffeine is extremely toxic in large doses. The larger the doses the more likely one is to experience negative side effects, and the more intense those negative side effects will be. In some cases large doses of caffeine beyond the recommended daily value could even be fatal. This information is not to be taken lightly.
CAFFEINE POWDER SOLUBILITY
Caffeine powder comes in the form of soft white crystal powder and is bitter to the taste. It can be mixed effectively with most liquids, water included, but it is recommended that it be mixed with a flavored sugary drink to help assuage some of the bitterness innate to the taste.