1.What Is It?
Theacrine (TeaCrine) is an alkaloid that is molecularly similar to caffeine and posesses some unique stimulatory properties. Theacrine (TeaCrine) is a naturally occurring substance derived from plant extracts and is traditionally found in a traditional Chinese tea known commonly as Kucha.
Trademarked compounds of theacrine such as TeaCrine and TeaCor are used in pre workout and fat loss supplements, due its unique performance and mood enhancing properties.
2.What Does It Do?
Theacrine works in a similar manner to caffeine helping to reduce fatigue, significantly enhance energy and physical performance whilst decreasing anxiousness. Theacrine works with the body’s natural metabolic processes to deliver longer lasting energy, increased mental clarity and improved mood and motivation.
In particular theacrine works to activate dopaminergic receptors D1 and D2, supporting an increased production of dopamine which has been shown to produce increased energy, improve mood and provide greater mental focus and clarity. In addition theacrine inhibits the production of Adenosine, a chemical that is involved in the biochemical process that promotes sedation and relaxation . This results in an increase in wakefulness, focus, better body coordination and increased performance in cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise.
Unlike caffeine, theacrine can significantly enhance energy and performance without the harsh ‘crash’ or build up of tolerance and desensitization over time. Theacrine is extremely complimentary to any pre workout formula and can be used in combination with a number of performance related ingredients including: caffeine, creatine, protein, amino acids and pre workout supplements.
Theacrine has also been shown to help maintain inflammation within the normal range, decreasing muscle and joint discomfort following strenuous exercise. Theacrine acts as an antioxidant to help reduce the oxidative stress placed on the body during exercise, as noted by a reduction in inflammatory markers and reduced tissue damage following oral ingestion of theacrine.
3.When Do I Take It?
To take advantage of the anti-fatigue and performance properties of theacrine, it is best taken first thing in the morning or 15 – 30 minutes before exercise. Pure form theacrine powder can be mixed with water,or with any other type of supplement, and consumed. Pre-workout and fat loss supplements containing theacrine should be taken with water before exercise. The most efficacious dose is 25 – 50 milligrams per serve.
4.How Long Does It Take To Work?
Theacrine starts working as soon as it enters the bloodstream, which is typically 15 – 30 minutes after consumption. Users can expect to experience a smooth increase in energy, clean focus and enhanced concentration within this timeframe. Consistent use in conjunction with a sensible diet and workout regime will experience the full performance enhancing effects within the first 2 weeks of use.
5.How Much Does It Cost?
Pre-Workout and fat loss supplements containing theacrine, range anywhere from $1.00 to $3.00 per serve, depending on the size and quality of the product.
Based on an average price of $2.00 per serve, and based on four serves per week, supplementing with Pre-workout and fat loss products containing Theacrine will typically cost around $32 per month.
6.What Are The Top Products?
We recommend using a Pre-Workout supplement such as iSatori ISYMFS CT Fletcher Signature Series or Ronnie Coleman Signature Series Yeah Buddy. These products contain only the highest quality caffeine compounds and are some of the best priced products on the Australian market.