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Dietary supplement Olimp Caffeine Kick is the preparation with a very high content of caffeine as the active substance. The dose of 200 mg of caffeine contained in one capsule is an equivalent of two cups of coffee, thanks to which a single dose ensures stimulation and supports thinking processes.
Caffeine is a plant alkaloid, which by means of a few mechanisms stimulates the nervous system. It is the most popular stimulant, which ensures energy growth after the application and reduces physical and mental symptoms of fatigue. The stimulating effect may be achieved as soon as after 40 minutes from application.
Due to the lipophilic character, it has the ability to cross blood-brain barrier, thanks to which it demonstrates stimulating influence on the nervous system. Moreover, by regulating the level of many hormones and neurotransmitters, it has lipolytic and thermogenic effect.
Caffeine causes its biological effect on the basis of a few mechanisms. They include: the inhibition of cAMP breakdown in a cell, blocking adenosine receptors, inhibition of the activity of phosphodiesterase, the influence on the release of calcium in cells and antagonism of benzodiazepine receptors.
The increase of the catecholamine concentration
Catecholamines are hormones produced by adrenal medulla, which are responsible for the stimulation of the organism to the “state of fight”. They include adrenaline and noradrenaline.
The growth of their concentration in synapses is achieved thanks to inhibiting an enzyme which degrades them – Catechol-O-methyl transferase. It ensures the increase of their concentration and stimulates their reuptake by neurons. It allows to achieve their strongest activity, reflected in higher stimulation of the organism and reduction of the feeling of fatigue.
Blocking adenosine receptors
Adenosine is an organic neurotransmitter which has inhibiting influence on the work of the central nervous system. Its biological effect is caused by binding with adenosine receptors.
Caffeine binds with this receptor and blocks it, thanks to which it ensures the growth of cognitive functions. It results mainly from the fact that it increases the release of neurotransmitters, i.e. noradrenaline, dopamine, acetylcholine, serotonin, glutamate and GABA. It influences the stimulation of the nervous system and the feeling of mind clarity. Additionally, many studies confirm that reaction time is shortened and the growth of serotonin level ensures gentle euphoric influence.
The growth of intracellular level of cAMP
Caffeine inhibits the enzyme – phosphodiesterase – in the muscle and fatty tissue. It allows to inhibit and increase the level of cAMP inside these cells. It is the main mechanism responsible for the growth of lipolysis. This process consists in inhibiting the utilization of glycogen as the source of energy and promotes the utilization of fat as the basic energy source.
An additional asset of cAMP increase inside a cell is higher release of catecholamines – hormones which switch the organism from the state of rest to the state of fight.
The influence on calcium metabolism
An alkaloid in the form of caffeine influence the growth and release of calcium from the sarcoplasmic reticulum of skeletal muscle cells and heart. However, this influence is gentle. It is responsible for regulating muscle contractibility.
Blocking benzodiazepine receptor
Caffeine demonstrates gently inhibiting influence on the receptor for benzodiazepines. It causes the growth of blood flow through coronary vessels, which results from the indirect inhibition of the phosphodiesterase function. Additionally, it gently relaxes muscles of the respiratory system and bronchioles, which facilitates efficient oxygen exchange. The growth of oxygen level in the bloodstream enables proper tissue nourishment.
Caffeine Kick is a dietary supplement constituting an ideal solution for people, who are prone to large physical and mental effort. High dose of the active substance in a single dose supports the organism in the fight with the symptoms of fatigue. Moreover, by influencing the level of neurotransmitters, it improves cognitive functions and ensures stimulation. The preparation also constitutes a wonderful pre-workout element for sportsmen, who need additional stimuli to maximize training effectiveness.
Due to different caffeine sensitivity, it is recommended to start using the supplement from the lowest recommended dose. It is believed that the dose of 600 mg spread during the day does not cause side effects.
In order to maximize the effects, the supplement should be taken away from meals, as food content may decrease and slow down the absorption of the active substance. During long-term application, tolerance to caffeine is increased, therefore at least one-week breaks should be taken when we notice increasing tolerance.
The application of an excessively high dose may cause diarrhea.
Olimp is a Polish company offering dietary supplements and supplements for athletes that are made of carefully selected and safe for health ingredients. Among the products of this brand are protein supplements, amino acid supplements, pre-workout supplements and creatine. The company also allows the purchase of supplements inducing a strong muscle pump by raising significantly the level of nitric oxide in the blood and supplements restoring acid-alkine balance. Also noteworthy are supplements helping to reduce body fat, regulating metabolism and improving of the hair, skin and nails.
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Bulking agent – microcrystalline cellulose; anti-caking agent – magnesium salts of fatty acids; capsule (gelatine, colour: E 171).
Caffeine (1,3,7-trimethylxanthine, 1-methylotheobromine) is a purine alkaloid occurring in the natural state in plants (Coffea arabica, Camelia sinensis, Paulinia cupana, Ilex paraguariensis), which acts as a natural pesticide, acting toxic to insects. Peculiar smell and taste also deters herbivores. Caffeine in the body inhibits the adenosine receptors in the brain, fighting fatigue and allowing for action activation. It has a beneficial effect on the metabolism of oxygen, which increases the exercise capacity (strength and endurance) and rapid post-workout recovery. In the sports supplementation, caffeine is used as a stimulant nervous system. It has the thermogenic potential and in combination with other substances (e.g. Polyphenols, both occurring in coffee beans, such as cocoa beans, tea leaves and mate) can effectively participate in the reduction of body fat. It is included in many dietary stimulants (creatine stacks, no-boosters, beverages). It is a component of fat burners. It is also in the form of mono-preparation supplements.
Dosage: 100-600 mg per day. Due to the long release of activity should not be used in the evening, before sleep.