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05-02-2021 - Reading time: 3 minutes

That is why athletes need coffee…

That is why athletes need coffee…

Coffee is much loved among athletes. And for good reason. Coffee doesn’t just taste nice, the caffeine it contains serves a purpose. Various studies claim it will enhance the athletic performance significantly.

Recently, several studies have been presented that point out the positive effect of caffeine. And the beauty is: you do not need a lot of it to reap the benefits. Three to five milligrams per kilogram of body weight is enough for a positive stimulus.*

Endurance exercise

Caffeine has a positive effect mostly on endurance exercise like a long run, bike ride or a gruelling tennis match. Caffeine helps you to stay alert and suppress the feeling of tiredness for longer. It can also combat feelings of pain. Take caffeine before and during exercise. Especially when you want to stay sharp in the final stages and want to suppress pain, caffeine can come in handy. The effects of caffeine will peak within 30 to 60 minutes after consumption. Then you will feel the stimulating effect the most.

Energy Gel + Caffeine

Coffee is an important and well-known source of caffeine, but of course, it is impossible to have a cup during exercise. How would you steer your bike and drink coffee at the same time, right? That is why sports nutrition contains caffeine. Eurosport nutrition has the Energy Gel + Caffeine. It comes in two flavours: Peach and Cola.

Test caffeine

You don’t need to be an experienced caffeine user or seasoned coffee drinker to feel the performance-enhancing effect. Non-frequent users do need to be aware of maybe experiencing slightly more side effects. Therefore we advise you to test-taking caffeine during training. That way you won’t be surprised at a crucial moment.

Long presence in the body

The half-life of caffeine is about 5 hours. This means that after five hours half the caffeine is still present in the body. You may not feel the effects that much anymore, but you may find it more difficult to fall asleep at night. Please keep this in mind.

*Low and moderate doses of caffeine late in exercise improve performance in trained cyclists 2016 Talanian, J.L., Spriet, L.L.,

*Exercise and Sports Performance with Low Doses of Caffeine 2014, Spriet, L.L.,