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TeaCrine: The Supplement Alternative to Caffeine

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TeaCrine: An Alternative to Caffeine

In the fast-paced, workaday lifestyle of the modern world, coffee consumption has seen a dramatic rise in popularity. According to a Gallup poll , about 64% of adults in America reported drinking at least one cup of coffee a day, and on average, each adult drank about 2.7 cups of coffee per day. While  caffeine has become a foundation in our lives and in the global economy, it comes with some big drawbacks. Enter the  TeaCrine supplement: a patented, clinically trialed form of theacrine. Let’s take a closer look at the new alternative to traditional caffeine.

The Pitfalls of Caffeine Addiction

Caffeine works directly on the central nervous system to eliminate drowsiness and boost your alertness, providing that characteristic stimulation. Unfortunately, that comes with some negative side effects, including:

  • Restlessness
  • Nervousness
  • Upset stomach
  • Muscle tremors
  • Rapid heartbeat

Long-term caffeine consumption can lead to a vicious cycle of fatigue and insomnia. You lose sleep because of the caffeine, but you need the caffeine to stay awake during the day. Worse yet, regular consumption—about 357 milligrams per day—can lead to caffeine addiction. This not only causes a physical dependence on caffeine, but also boosts your tolerance, forcing you to consume more caffeine just to feel the same effects.

What is TeaCrine?

TeaCrine is a patented, clinically-trialed theacrine supplement that is considered a nature-identical compound. TeaCrine works with your body’s natural metabolic processes to increase your mental clarity, energize your muscle, and increase your overall mood and motivation. While it shares a similar molecular structure with  caffeine, TeaCrine is not a form of caffeine. In fact, the compound can be used in conjunction with caffeine to enhance and extend the effects of that one cup of coffee while minimizing some of the drawbacks of chronic or high doses of caffeine.

Theacrine is found in Camellia assamica, which is what is used to make Kucha tea. Camellia assamica variant kucha shares its genus with green tea. Theacrine is synthesized in the kucha plant from caffeine. Since kucha cannot further metabolize theacrine, it accumulates in the leaves.

The Benefits of Theacrine

TeaCrine (or Theacrine) offers a multi-pronged action that blocks the action of adenosine, decreases reactive oxygen species and inflammatory cytokines, while boosting dopamine and other neurotransmitters. This ultimately leads to a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Decreased physical discomfort from intense exercise
  • Increased neural drive
  • Increased motivation

Theacrine vs. Caffeine

Theacrine vs. Caffeine

The main difference between theacrine and  caffeine is the addition of a ketone to the imidazole ring, and the addition of a methyl group off the open nitrogen. These additions alter theacrine's ability to bind to enzymes in the body like caffeine does. This means that a theacrine supplement does not metabolize in the same manner as caffeine, and does not lead to secondary metabolites that can then go on to cause adverse side effects in the body. Due to these changes, theacrine is longer-acting, has less side effects, and does not build tolerance like caffeine.

Caffeine Metabolism

When caffeinated stimulants wear off, they often leave you with jitters and a sense of restlessness. At worst, you’ll suffer a  caffeine crash, completely sapping your energy and mood while hampering your ability to sleep.  TeaCrine will keep you calm after its effects have worn off, and acts as an analgesic, making it popular as a pre-workout energy booster. TeaCrine also has a much wider effect window, offering for a broader and more controlled range of safe dosage.

TeaCrine can give you the boost you need without the same side effects as caffeine. However, keep in mind that everyone is different, so you may react to TeaCrine differently.

Where to Buy a Theacrine Supplement

Nootropics Depot offers TeaCrine, a patented and clinically-trialed theacrine supplement, in both powder and capsule form.


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