We’re all well aware that caffeine is a stimulant which can be used to boost energy and motivation while sharpening our focus. Isn’t that why just about anyone who needs to get anything done has turned to coffee as a means to an end?
Still, caffeine has been linked to numerous other health benefits in recent years, including a reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s. It turns out that everybody’s favourite stimulant is also a neuroprotectant, which means it has the potential to improve brain function and prevent nerve cell damage. Caffeine has also been linked to a reduced risk of many forms of cancer, diabetes, suffering a stroke, and cirrhosis of the liver – as long as it’s enjoyed in moderation.
Here are just three astonishing benefits of caffeine, which you’ve perhaps not taken the time to consider.
Caffeine can fuel your workout
We know that caffeine is capable of boosting brain function and concentration, but did you know that it could assist your workout? Caffeine enhances your metabolic rate, which means you’ll be able to put those fat-busting moves to much better use while you’re at the gym. What’s more, caffeine can break down fat cells to burn fatty acid, which is then turned into – you guessed it – energy. Those science types estimate that caffeine continues to burn calories up to three hours post-workout, which will maximise the positive effects of your trip to the gym or fitness class.
Caffeine aids optical health
We’ve already explained that caffeine is a potent neuroprotective, which means it’s capable of stimulating brain cells and preventing damage. However, this powerful stimulant is also making waves in the world of eye care. Known to reduce the risk of hypoxia (which refers to the deprivation of oxygen), caffeine can contribute towards the prevention of eye degeneration. Okay, so it may not help you to see in the dark, but that’s a pretty startling benefit right there!
Caffeine keeps you looking younger
Forget spending hundreds of pounds on fancy face creams and expensive laser treatments, caffeine is the way forward for skincare. Caffeine is known for its antioxidant properties, which boost skin cells and aid their natural protection against sun damage, environmental aggressors, and pesky free radicals. What’s more, its use in certain treatments can prevent the formation of cellulite and fatty cells. Such treatments can often be made at home, dramatically reducing the amount you’ll pay to look and feel younger.
And another thing...
While we’re in the mood for sharing caffeine-related trivia, did you know that our Reon Powder Shots contain 80mg of caffeine, which is the same quantity as a double espresso? Ideal for stressful commutes, busy days in the office and for supporting your workout – amongst other things – caffeine can boost mind, body and soul to make for a more productive you.
Check out our blog for other health benefits of our products and to find out more about achieving a healthier, more productive lifestyle.