How much is too much? When and how should it be used?

Caffeine, a natural stimulant, can be problematic for athletes. Caffeine is a natural diuretic . A diuretic is a substance that increases the rate at which the body excretes water. You can see how this poses a problem. The higher the caffeine content of a product the higher your risk of dehydration . This can make your recovery twice as difficult.

Additionally, caffeine can stay in the body up to 12 hours. If you are prone to restless sleep consider eradicating caffeinated products from your daily routine. For example, a brewed cup of coffee can contain 70-120 mg of caffeine, Red Bull contains 80 mg in about 8 ounces and Brewed tea can provide 30-70 mg.

Many products labeled as ” workout enhancers” contain stimulants such as caffeine and other natural substances . Read the ingredients list on the food label to check if there is added caffeine to your products