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How coffee affects performance during training

MedExpress Team

Irena Piekarska

Published July 25, 2022 12:11

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Coffee is probably the most researched food product in the world. Recently, the caffeine contained in coffee was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as one of the dietary supplements with a well-proven effect on improving sports performance and the body's efficiency.

Coffee first appeared in medical textbooks as a remedy for gastric problems in the Enlightenment. Since then, science has continuously dealt with its effects on health. Many new theories about its advantages and disadvantages have arisen and are still being developed, and most questions concern the caffeine contained in coffee - a chemical compound classified as purine alkaloids. It is a white, water-soluble powder with a bitter taste. Cheap - both as a product obtained from nature and by chemical synthesis. It can be found in at least 60 species of plants, but it is the caffeine contained in coffee that has always aroused the most emotions and controversy. Maybe because we are dealing with a psychoactive substance that is absolutely legal all over the world.

Caffeine is bound to plasma proteins and is distributed throughout the body. It has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrie...

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