CAFFEINE: The Black-and-White Benefits – for People, for Business
A few weeks in to 2018 and those New Year-New Me plans can flag, despite the best of intentions. But never fear, caffeine’s here – the most popular, largely unregulated psychoactive substance in the world! Used wisely it has positive effects…
Caffeine is championed for its mobilising capabilities. It fuels exercise, weight loss and an overall sense of wellbeing, helping to keep your people motivated to reach their own goals – and your business goals in the process.
What is caffeine?
Caffeine (chemically known as 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine, for the scientific pedants amongst us) is a naturally occurring stimulant found in many forms such as seeds and nuts, the most famous of which is the coffee bean – we all know how a mug of coffee can keep us on the go, mentally and physically.
How does caffeine work?
Without getting too technical, caffeine kicks the central nervous system in to action by quickly crossing the blood-brain barrier in as little as 15 minutes. It increases neural activity which stimulates mental alertness and thought processing, while reducing drowsiness and fatigue.
What’s the optimum shot?
A proven ergogenic (performance-enhancing) aid, the average cup of coffee contains 80-175 mg of caffeine, depending on the type of bean used and how it is prepared (drip, percolation, espresso etc.).
As long as you don’t overdo it (no more than 400 mg per day) it can improve performance by 3% on many levels, including endurance exercise. A single 5 mg shot of caffeine can make a difference to those who love endurance sports – to run, cycle and generally leap about for long periods of time – by fuelling staying power and energy output.
What are the best sources of caffeine?
Coffee: 5 – 175 mg per serving, depending on type
Tea: contains more caffeine than coffee by dry weight; less per serving as brewed more weakly
Soft drinks: 0 – 55 mg / 12 oz serving
Energy drinks: 80 mg per serving
Chocolate: cocoa beans contain a small amount of caffeine
Chewing gum: caffeine chewing gum gives control over dose and timing, delivering 80% in to the bloodstream in as little as five minutes
Why stock caffeine-containing products in your vending systems?
Because it is great for keeping people going for longer, making it ideal for endurance sports... and a busy working week! Quite simply, caffeine can play an important role in keeping your workforce alert and productive.
Did you know?
That caffeine, in many of its delicious, health-boosting forms, is available from Bettavend? So what are you waiting for?...
Contact us now for the stimulating supplies (and systems) your business needs to keep everyone energised and on target, personally and professionally – a win-win deal!
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