TeaCrine: The Supplement Alternative to Caffeine

TeaCrine: The Supplement Alternative to Caffeine

Posted by Nootropics Depot on 8th Apr 2016

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 does come with some drawbacks for many. 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 Tolerance

Caffeine works directly on the central nervous system to eliminate drowsiness and boost your alertness, providing that characteristic stimulation. Unfortunately, that may come with some potential negative side effects such as restlessness and nervousness. 

Long-term caffeine consumption for some may lead to a vicious cycle of fatigue and restlessness. In other words, they lose sleep because of the caffeine, but they need the caffeine to stay awake during the day. Worse yet, regular consumption - about 357 milligrams per day - can lead to caffeine tolerance, forcing you to consume more caffeine just to feel the same motivating 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 promote mental clarity, energize muscles, and support your motivation. While it shares a similar molecular structure with caffeine, TeaCrine is not a form of caffeine. In fact, a theacrine supplement 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 consumption of caffeine.

Theacrine is found naturally 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

How Teacrine (Theacrine) Works

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:

  • Supporting neural drive
  • Promoting motivation
  • Support energy production
  • Promote mental focus

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 side effects in the body. Due to these changes, theacrine is longer-acting, has less side effects, and does not build tolerance like caffeine may.

Caffeine Metabolism

When caffeinated stimulation wears off, it may leave some with jitters and a sense of restlessness. At worst, they suffer the " caffeine crash," completely sapping their energy and mood while hampering their ability to sleep.  TeaCrine has the potential to keep you calm after its effects have worn off, making it popular as a pre-workout energy supplement. TeaCrine also has a much wider effect window, offering for a broader and more controlled range of safe dosage.

TeaCrine may 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.

Who Takes TeaCrine?

Who Takes Teacrine?

TeaCrine has a multi-pronged effect that is ideal for demanding athletes, driven professionals, gamers and anyone striving to attain peak performance. Based on preclinical and human clinical research, TeaCrine may support a wide range of healthy functions in energy, focus, and motivation.

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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