Caffeine Might Improve Your Athletic Performance

Medical Caffeine Benefits

Many people associate caffeine with late nights of work or school, however you might be surprised that this popular drug has many athletic benefits.

While caffeine will keep you alert when tired, researchers have recently discovered that it has many sports-related health benefits. For example, in moderate quantities caffeine is considered a boon for athletic sprinting performance.1  Furthermore, reasonable amounts of the drug are shown to improve endurance.2

 Have you ever needed a bit of extra energy at high altitudes? Interestingly, caffeine has been shown to improve high altitude athletic performance.3

If you are an athlete, consider bypassing the shelves of performance supplements altogether and reach for a nice cup of joe.

1. http://link.springer.com/article/10.2165%2F11536870-000000000-00000

2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21411838

3. http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/ham.2009.1077