I can’t function without my morning cup of joe, but sometimes it’s just not feasible. Maybe you have an early morning class and your stomach doesn’t take well to energy drinks when empty. Maybe you’re in the middle of a run, far away from a café; besides, running + tea in hand = disaster waiting to happen. Or MAYBE, just maybe you don’t like coffee (gasp). So, what if there was a way to get the energy boosting effects in a more convenient way. Well there is! Caffeine pills and tablets have been on the market for a while now but the newest, higher quality ones provide the energy and alertness hit without the jitters. More companies are becoming aware of the benefits of caffeine before exercising as well as for an entire day. They provide you with energy and give a reduced rate of perceived exertion – meaning you can train harder for longer without tiring. Read on to find out more about these 5 Top Caffeine Products!
1. Urban Fuel Caffeine Tablets (£4.99 for 100)
They come in 200mg tablet forms which is more than your average double espresso (125mg). So, you will get a good dose, they do recommend splitting the tablet in half to start with if you are new to them which is also an excellent idea from an economical standpoint. The tablets have rave reviews on Amazon with clients saying that they are convenient and definitely give that much needed energetic boost and increased concentration, especially before exercise and indeed throughout the whole day.
2. MYPROTEIN Delayed Release Caffeine (£16.49 for 60)
Unlike the others on this list these innovative tablets release the energy from caffeine over a much longer period of time as opposed to a quick release. Especially suited to those more sensitive to caffeine. The conjugated linoleic acid helps with muscle building and fat loss whilst the vitamin E helps protect cells from oxidative stress.
3. Bulk Powders Caffeine Tablets (£4.29 for 100)
‘Bulk Powders’ is mostly known for their protein and bulking powders but they also offer caffeine as they know it helps with performance. Reviews say that these tablets provide ‘focus, energy and drive without the jitters’.
4. Prolab Caffeine – Maximum Potency (£9.88 for 100)
One of the leading selling caffeine tablets in the US, this was manufactured for being used as a pre-workout. Not only does it provide an energy kick it also curbs appetite and boosts your metabolism – great if your goal is weight loss.
5. Deluxe Nutrition Caffeine Tablets (£4.25 for 100)
The cheapest tablets on the list still with 200mg of caffeine per tablet. Some customers have reported feeling the effects after 10 minutes and more of a boost than the well known Pro Plus (which interestingly enough only has 50mg per tablet).
The daily recommended maximum dose of caffeine is 400mg for the average adult. Although those who are sensitive to caffeine, pregnant, breastfeeding or have heart conditions are advised to proceed with caution. And remember, caffeine is a diuretic so it will dehydrate you so do make sure you drink enough water. Choosing the right one should provide sufficient neurophysical stimulation to effectively impact your workouts and your daily activities. Got something to say about how caffeine works for you? Tell us below or @KeepFitKingdom !