As one of the most popular stimulants in the bodybuilding and athletic community, it is no surprise that caffeine is an ingredient in Jack3D Micro.
Although we’re not sure how much caffeine there is, it’s not a crazy amount – nor does it need to be – but we’ll get to that. Our estimations are that it’s around 80mg of caffeine per scoop, but again, that’s just a personal estimate. It’s definitely less than what’s in a scoop of the original Jack3d.
When combined with the 3,4-Dihydroxycinnamic Acid (Caffeic Acid) and Norcoline, it’s an absolutely incredible 1-2-3 combo that is simply ignited by the effects of caffeine.
There’s basically nothing more researched than caffeine. When used properly, it’s incredibly safe and effective for hundreds of purposes. For about 6 decades, it has averaged about 1 study per day being released. So let’s get into it:
Caffeine, Athletics, and Bodybuilding
Caffeine simply makes everything happen faster. It increases the “turnover” in your body, and when your circulatory system moves faster, your metabolic processes that come along with it do too.
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The Caffeine Cognitive Boost
Apart from increasing the body’s stamina and muscle strength during workouts, caffeine also improves cognitive functions and mental faculty by dosing the brain with dopamine.
Dopamine is essentially a neurotransmitter that triggers the pleasure centers of the brain, which in effect allows for better mood, motivation and focus. Japanese researchers have also found caffeine to be instrumental in increasing memory and in preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
Additionally, it has been found that in some cases, caffeine is better than sleep in terms of optimizing concentration when performing motor activities such as running.
Sprinting and Endurance! But You Don’t Need that Much…
In a recent study, Australian researchers have found that sprint runners who drink a cup of coffee before running generally sprint faster than those who don’t have caffeine in their system. Researchers concluded that caffeine, even in relatively small doses, enhances reaction time and running speed.
But here’s the interesting part: More isn’t always better. In fact, one study on cyclists gave crazy amounts of caffeine to cyclists, with ranges of 0mg caffeine, 5mg per kilogram of bodyweight, a very large 9mg / kg bodyweight, and a seriously hazardous dosage of 13mg / kg bodyweight.
We never advocate taking this much caffeine. But what’s interesting is that the study showed that the cyclists who received the 2 highest dosages of caffeine did NOT do better than the one who received moderate doses (like what’s in Jack3d Micro). But they all performed better than the 0 caffeine group.
The moral? Yes, the caffeine in Jack3d Micro will make you perform better in the gym and on the field. But you don’t need as much as with those idiotic pre workout supplements that are loaded with over 300mg of caffeine – that just gets you into side effect central!!!
And Let’s Not Forget Weight Loss / Fat Burn
Caffeine is also used to control body weight. Caffeine has been found to increase metabolism by increasing the rate at which the body breaks down fat. It simply enhances lipolysis (as does the higenamine ingredient).
The above process is what frees up fatty acids, ultimately causing them to be burned – but YOU need to burn that freed up energy. The best way to do it is with resistance training, sprinting, and some slower cardio. There’s a reason why caffeine is in OxyELITE Pro – it works like this for fat burning!
Improved Recovery and Muscle Glycogen Reload
Apart from being the powerful stimulant that it is, caffeine has been found to help replenish muscle glycogen at a faster rate, thus it makes for a great supplement to enhance muscle recovery. In fact, researchers have it that caffeine relieves post workout muscle pain and help the overcome chronic fatigue by as much 48%.
Another related study done on cyclists suggests that caffeinated carb-beverages replenishe muscle glycogen stores 66% more than those without caffeine, thus promoting a faster and fuller recovery rate.
Caffeine and General Health
Needless to say, the many benefits of caffeine are not exclusive to competitive athletes, body builders, and gym enthusiasts alone. Even after centuries-worth of human caffeine consumption, the mystery surrounding this relatively safe and highly versatile substance has never been fully understood
Over the years, and over thousands of studies later, researchers continuously find more and more ways in which caffeine benefits the human body. Here’s a quick breakdown of caffeine’s many health benefits in terms of promoting better health:
- Caffeine, when taken as caffeine enema, detoxifies the liver and cleanses the colon.
- Caffeine has been proven stimulate hair growth, both in men and women.
- Caffeine has been reported to reduce asthma symptoms.
- Related researches show that coffee drinkers have lesser risks of developing type 2 diabetes, as well as Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
- Coffee drinkers have also been reported to have lowers risks of developing certain cancers, heart problems, and strokes.
Caffeine Side Effects
Caffeine is readily and potently available in coffee and in many popular caffeinated beverages; cases of caffeine overused and overdosed are not necessarily unheard of. Overuse of caffeine might result to restlessness, nausea, headaches, irritability, anxiety, muscle tremor, sleep difficulties, rapid heartbeat, heartburn, and even cardiac arrhythmias.
Like everything else, caffeine can only be perfectly healthy when it is taken in perfectly healthy doses. More often than not, pre-workout supplements such as Jack3D Micro have caffeine, along with other active ingredients, formulated in optimal levels while staying within the healthy normal range.
The pre workouts that cause tons of side effects are the ones with too much caffeine, and the misuse by users who mix them with other caffeinated products. Don’t mix stimulant-based products!! Not even coffee!
Physiologically, caffeine has been found to affect the body in many ways. As a very potent stimulant, caffeine causes heart rate to increase, the pupils to dilate, and the muscles to tighten. It also stimulates the release of adrenalin to the body, which in effect boosts energy levels. Additionally, caffeine significantly improves breathing by keeping airways open. A little bit, like what’s in Jack3d Micro, is great. Too much, and you’re asking for some very annoying side effects.
A bit of History
Over the years, ever since the 15th century, caffeine has been among the most popular substances in the face of the planet. Potently found in coffee, caffeine ranks among today’s most researched (with 21,000 studies under its belt) and safest stimulants. With a rough average of 1 study per day in the past 6 decades, caffeine has been reported to be the most potent source of antioxidants in the average American diet, and has been found to benefit the human body in myriads of ways.