Caffeine Is A Substance Of Caffeine

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Caffeine is a substance that occurs naturally in certain plants, Caffeine can also be man-made, and it is added to many substances. Caffeine is one of the most commonly tested ergogenic aids (substances that enhance an individual 's energy use, production, or recovery) and is known to help athletes improve their performance allowing them to train harder and longer. Caffeine stimulates the brain and contributes to clearer thinking and greater concentration.
WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) are observing the usage of caffeine by athletes, because it has been seen that since its removal from the prohibited list, its use has dramatically increased. Though the substance still holds performance enhancing effects the WADA have the choice of reinstating their ban our lowering the permitted amount before a sporting event. If the ban where to be reinstated it would be difficult for athletes as caffeine remains in the system for 48 hours after consumption therefore allowing for zero caffeine in that time period before a race.
The recommended maximum daily intake for most healthy adults to consume up to 400 milligrams of caffeine per day which can come in the form of coffee, medication and other substances. How much caffeine each beverage contains varies a lot, so it is near impossible to know the exact amount that is being consumed. There’s also a great variation in the amount of caffeine an individual can tolerate without unpleasant side effects.
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