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11/11/15

The Use of Caffeine as an Ergogenic Aid

Caffeine is the world’s most commonly consumed stimulant. Despite being classed as a ‘Drug’ it is a legal ergogenic aid (performance enhancing substance).  Following extensive research into its potential performance benefits, Caffeine is considered one of the most effective legal performance enhancing substances you can take and is utilised by many athletes whether that’s in the form of sports nutrition products or just a good old espresso!

Recommended intake

Caffeine is found naturally in a range of foods with coffee being the most obvious, other sources include tea leaves, chocolate, cocoa beans and kola nuts. The safe daily intake of caffeine for men and women aged 19+ is 400mg per day... Read More Here!

 


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