What is Caffeine? How Does It Work and its uses?
Caffeine, a chemical that is found in coffee beans, tea, cola, mate, and guarana is most often used to enhance the mental alertness, but there are other uses as well. Caffeine is used in conjunction with painkillers like aspirin and acetaminophen and a chemical called ergotamine for easing migraine headaches. It is most commonly administered orally (by mouth). Caffeine is also used for usual headaches with painkillers, and after epidural anesthesia to avoid any headache or pain.
How Does Caffeine Work?
It works by stimulating the nervous system, heart, and muscles. Caffeine consumption up to 400mg per day in healthy adults is recognized as safe by health authorities. Caffeine mimics a naturally occurring chemical in the body called adenosine. Adenosine is a neurotransmitter that slows electrical firing in the central nervous system, which helps one become calm and more tired. Caffeine can bind to adenosine receptors and prevent the action of adenosine. This is how caffeine produces wakefulness and energy.
Caffeine Has Been Proven Effective for:
Mood & Energy: Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world. It is consumed in many forms and is most commonly associated with improved energy, stamina, performance, focus, mood, and wakefulness.
Fat Loss: Caffeine is commonly included in “fat-burning” supplements. Caffeine is also believed to provide synergy with other stimulants such as DMAA, yohimbine, ephedrine, DMHA, and others. This synergy is said to result in more fat loss, greater focus, energy, performance, and mood.
Migraine: Research has shown that caffeine with pain relievers such as aspirin or acetaminophen is effective for treating migraines.
Neonatal Apnea (Breathing trouble in premature babies): It is a disorder in which children have breathing delays that last for at least 15 seconds or cause a significant drop in heart rate. In very premature infants this disorder is normal and caffeine has given by mouth or intravenously (by IV) can improve respiration.
Headache after surgery: The use of caffeine by mouth or intravenously is effective in preventing postoperative headaches.
Headache caused by stress: To relieve tension headaches, taking caffeine by mouth in conjunction with pain relievers has shown to be successful.
Asthma: Caffeine in individuals with asthma tends to enhance airway function for up to 4 hours.
Gallbladder diseases: Drinks that provide up to 400 mg of caffeine daily tend to reduce the risk of gallstone disease development in research.
Parkinson’s disease: Some research suggests that there is a reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease among people who drink caffeinated beverages. However, this reduced risk is not observed in people who smoke cigarettes.
Skin Cancer. Research has found that higher doses of caffeine are related to a decreased risk of developing a certain type of skin cancer, called skin cancer that is not melanoma.
Diabetes Caffeine is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. More research is needed on the dose-dependent function of caffeine for this effect.
Why ELV Bioscience?
At ELV Bioscience, you can buy caffeine online for research purposes. We maintain strict quality control procedures to ensure all of our products are the highest quality. Any product that does not match our standards is rejected.