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In today’s video, I will go over the 3 different times to drink coffee for 3 entirely different results! Let’s dive in and I’ll see you in the COMMENTS!!
Pre Workout for Fat Loss & Performance
caffeine is a phosphodiesterase inhibitor – a phosphodiesterase inhibitor is a drug that blocks one or more of the five subtypes of the enzyme phosphodiesterase (PDE), thereby preventing the inactivation of the intracellular second messengers cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)
cAMP activates hormone sensitive lipase, promoting lipolysis and increasing FFA’s
Sparing Effects on Glycogen
Study – International Journal of Sports Medicine
The purpose of this study was to look at the sparing effects of caffeine on the utilization of muscle glycogen during 30 min of leg ergometer cycling (70% V̇O 2 max)
There was a modest increase in serum FFA and muscle triglyceride use was 150% greater in the CAF as compared to the CON trial
Caffeine Pre-Workout Fat Loss
A study published in The American Journal of Physiology found that taking caffeine before exercise increases the release of stored fat by up to 30%
The estimated calorie burn range of caffeine, per studies, is typically from 3 to 11%, or somewhere in the area of 60 to 200 calories – these studies used doses of about 100 to 200 milligrams of caffeine
Caffeine Pre-Workout Performance
One study (Journal of Applied Physiology) found that 9.8 mg/lb (4.45 mg/kg, or about 400 mg total) of caffeine increased endurance in athletes.
They were able to cover 1.3–2 miles (2–3.2 km) more than the placebo group: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9729561/
In a study of cyclists, per Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, caffeine was shown to be superior to carbs or water – it increased workload by 7.4%, compared to 5.2% in the carb group: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/481158/
For Focus as a Nootropic (work, school, etc.)
Caffeine blocks adenosine – when that happens, the amount of other neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine actually increases, leading to enhanced firing of neurons – aside from dopamine, chronic caffeine intake has been shown to increase the receptors of serotonin and acetylcholine
Caffeine Mental Performance Study
Cordyceps & ATP
In one study, published in Life Sciences, cordyceps supplementation for 3 days enhanced ATP generation capacity (in mice) by up to 32%
Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) is a neurotrophic protein that is guided into production by the BDNF gene
Cordyceps & Performance: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27408987
Coffee for Recovery/Refueling
Study – Journal of Applied Physiology