Endurance performance increased with Caffeine

coffeeA new study published by the University of Georgia in the International Journal of Sport and Exercise has revealed that increases endurance performance by 24%.

The study reviewed more than 600 articles and focused only on caffeinated- conditions, measured the dose and measured an endurance performance. Nine studies routinely used to improve endurance.

“Previous has focused on itself as an aid to improve endurance,” Simon Higgins said. “ is a popular source of , so this paper looked at the surrounding its ergogenic benefits.”

In the studies used to determine endurance performance between 3 and 7 per kilogram of body weight of from increased endurance performance by an average of 24 percent. The amount of in a cup of can vary from 75 mg to more than 150, depending on the variety and how it’s roasted and brewed.

The either cycled or ran after drinking . They then exercised vigorously and the results were measured. In a majority of cases, endurance was noticeably improved after the use of .

“This is helpful for athletes because is a naturally occurring compound,” Higgins said. “There’s the potential that getting your by drinking has similar endurance benefits as taking pills.”

“While there is a lack of high-quality on as a source of , there is an abundance of on pure ,” Higgins said. “It’s surprising how little we know about from when its endurance effects could be just as beneficial as pure .”


Simon Higgins, Chad R. Straight, Richard D. Lewis. The Effects of Pre-Exercise Caffeinated- on Endurance Performance: An Evidence-Based Review. International Journal of Sport and Exercise , 2015; DOI: 10.1123/ijsnem.2015-0147

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