CAFFEINE

Our ashwagandha enriched lozenges are a delight on their own but we haven’t finished just yet. We took a staple of an athletes supplemental needs and blended this into our lozenges. So…why caffeine…

Caffeine stimulates the breakdown of body fat tissue via a process called ‘lipolysis’. Once the fatty acids are released from their storage form they can be used for energy. How does this stimulate lipolysis?  When you ingest caffeine, it increases the levels of energetic hormones in your blood. These hormones, in turn, release fatty acids for usage as energy creating a thermogenic effect.

This natural stimulant is found in almost every commercial fat burning supplement and for good reason. It’s one of the few natural substances proven to aid fat burning. Interestingly, one study from the Department of Nutrition, King’s College, University of London, found that caffeine can have a significant influence on energy balance. Results from the same study also suggested that caffeine may promote calorie burn in the treatment of obesity. Seperate to this, other studies indicate that caffeine can specifically increase fat burning by as much as 10% in obese individuals & 29% in lean people. Impressive stuff!

Caffeine blocks neurotransmitters that tells your body you are tired. This decreases perceived effort and exertion. Due to the unique design of our slow release lozenges,  this active ingredient enters into the bloodstream through the membranes of your mouth which prolongs this effect. This makes the Podium Finish lozenge a fantastic alternative to gels, drinks or chews.

The compounds within this wonder chemical blocks certain neurotransmitters in the brain. With these blocked, the amount of other neurotransmitters like dopamine increases, leading to enhanced firing of neurons. Many controlled studies in humans show that caffeine improves various aspects of brain function. These include memory, mood, focus, energy levels, reaction times & general mental function. One such study from 2002 showed participants experiencing increased alertness & improved performance on a large number of tasks.