Natural caffeine could greatly benefit your cognition and moods

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In a new study, researchers found that shows natural caffeine has a more consistent and lasting effect than synthetic caffeine when it comes to cognition and moods.

Synthetic caffeine is what you find in most energy beverages whereas natural caffeine is what you find in coffee.

The research was conducted by a team at Clarkson University.

In the study, the team tested the effects of natural caffeine as compared to synthetic caffeine.

They wanted to explore whether there was a difference in how natural caffeine-infused with adaptogens influenced cognitive function, mood, and physiologic functions (heart rate, blood pressure, and hand-eye coordination) compared to synthetic caffeine.

They found that while both improved cognition and moods, the synthetic caffeine had an initial spike after 30 minutes and then tapered off or saw a slight decline at 60 and 90 minutes, while natural caffeine had a gradual improvement in performance.

Based on their research, the team said the biggest finding was that natural caffeine-infused with adaptogens provided a steadier improvement than synthetic caffeine, which saw a spike in its effect on those who participated in the study before tapering off.

They think if they would’ve continued our experiment they might have seen better improvements with the natural caffeine product.

One author of the study is Associate Physical Therapy Professor Ali Boolani.

The study is published in Nutrients.

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