Post cycle therapy has been an increasingly popular practice among the fitness community. Two things are common around the body building and running groups these days: One, supplementation is an undeniably helpful and successful practice that leads to results otherwise unattainable and two, a lot of the more effective supplements come with unwanted side effects that can bring you down if gone unchecked. An alarming amount of the side effects are intensified once supplementation cycles have been finished and are only treated through healthy post cycle therapy. Your hormones are thrown all out of whack and you need some help recovering, there is no shame in it. We’ve told you before that we use caffeine anhydrous in our products. Today we’re going to explain why we use it and what caffeine anhydrous is.
Why Caffeine Anhydrous?
Some of the supplements that we advertise enhance your mind’s ability to focus. You’re able to power through the pain and reach new levels of success that you’ve never reached before. This isn’t always because of physical improvements. It’s easy to say that you’re tired and uncomfortable and would rather be doing something else. It’s easy to quit. Improving mental determination and focus is underrated when talking about supplementation and we try not to let you forget about it.
Still, most of the supplements we talk about will affect you physically. In a lot of cases, once you’ve finished your stack cycle, you’re going to feel tired. You might feel weak or unmotivated. Your body was getting used to the new levels of chemicals that you were providing it. Without them, it goes in a type of withdrawal. We like to see caffeine anhydrous in post cycle therapy products to give you a little pick me up . It isn’t going to make you feel quite normal but you’re not going to feel like you got hit by a truck anymore either.
What is Caffeine Anhydrous?
Manufactured from the extract of the seeds and leaves of coffee plants, caffeine anhydrous is like the caffeine that you’re used to… except on steroids. Dehydrated caffeine turns into a powdery substance that looks sort of like cocaine, to be honest. The powder hits your bloodstream, not unlike cocaine would, and acts like a shot of adrenaline to your brain.
The difference between regular caffeine and the caffeine anhydrous is really just compound and potency . A cup of coffee might has a decent bit of caffeine in it but you don’t typically chug your coffee. You might sip on it for anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. The caffeine of your coffee takes a lot of extra time to get to your brain. It’s also diluted and can only have a lasting effect of 60 minutes, 90 minutes if you’re lucky. Caffeine anhydrous gets to your brain in a matter of seconds and can last for upwards of 4 hours. Some people experience headaches and other uncomfortable side effects, but most people are just fine. It’s definitely something that will help you make it through the day once you’re off of your strong supplement cycles and your body is trying to adjust to the new norm!
- Adrian B. Hodgson, 1 Rebecca K. Randell, 1 and Asker E. Jeukendrup 1 , 2 , *.
The Metabolic and Performance Effects of Caffeine Compared to Coffee during Endurance Exercise
PLoS One. 2013; 8(4): e59561.
Published online 2013 Apr 3. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059561