Caffeine and Exercise

Caffeine (1,3,7-trimethyl-1H-purine-2,6(3H,7H)-dione) is the world's most widely used ergogenic (external influences that positively affect mental or physical performance) pharmacological aid. Caffeine has been used for over 5,000 years, dating back to when the Chinese first discovered tea. Today, the substance is primarily consumed in the form of coffee and other beverages. Caffeine is found in coffee beans, the tea bush, the kola nut, guarana berries, yerba mate, and cocoa. Caffeine is commonly used in pill form (NoDoz), is sometimes used in combination with ...

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