Source: a chemical found in coffee, tea, cola, guarana, mate, and other products.
History and benefits of caffeine anhydrous
Caffeine was first discovered by a German chemist in 1819, caffeine is a chemical compound found in over 60 species of plants, including coffee beans, tea leaves, cocoa beans, gaurana, and kola nuts. It remains one of the most well researched and used ergogenic aids in the world, providing beneficial effects for both physical and mental performance. Caffeine is absorbed within the stomach and intestine. Blood levels of caffeine peak 45-60 minutes postingestion, triggering a number of physiological responses in the body that may aid performance for as long as 4 hours. Through its stimulant effects on the brain and central nervous system activity, caffeine allows an athlete to feel more alert with a clearer flow of thought, increased focus, and better general body coordination. Through its metabolic activity, caffeine mobilizes fatty acids from fat tissue in the bloodstream and increases fat oxidation, thereby helping to spare muscle glycogen and protect the athlete against premature muscle fatigue known as hitting the wall.