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Explain Caffeine in Supplements

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Explain Caffeine in Supplements

I have always enjoyed caffeinated supplements like Zipvit, Gu, Hammer, etc.

I started thinking about it, and caffeine is a constrictor, so why is it considered good to have while you are exercising? I know it gives you an adrenaline boost and such, but it seems counterproductive.

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I enjoy caffeinated supplements like espresso.
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since the caffeine increases blood pressure and heart rate, perfusion of blood to the organs will be greater. meaning that your muscles and organs are getting blood faster.

however, there is a crash will caffeine.
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Also, rumor has it that caffeine increases "fat burning".

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"Coffee" Breakfast of champions!
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Yeah supposedly it liberates free fatty acids...but I can't really say that makes a difference.

ps please don't ask if they are already "free" why do they need to be liberated!
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