Caffeine anhydrous is dehydrated caffeine in a form of highly concentrated crystallized powder. It is naturally made from coffee, tea, and other plants that contain caffeine. It can also be manufactured from the chemicals of urea and chloroacetic acid. This nervous system stimulant can be taken in the form of pills, gums, or gels.
Overall Health Benefits of Caffeine Anhydrous
- Lowers Blood Sugar Levels [1-2]
- Boosts Sexual Vitality and Improves Sexual Health [3-5]
- Lowers Risk of Stroke [6-9]
- Improves Kidney Function [10-11]
- Increases Muscle Mass and Strength [12-13]
- Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Boosts Cognitive Health [14-15]
- Prevents Cancer 
- Improves Exercise Performance [17-19]
How Caffeine Anhydrous Works
Dehydrated caffeine works the same way as caffeine from a natural source. When consumed, caffeine prevents too much adenosine which helps you feel awake for longer periods of time. It is also a proven performance enhancer which can help benefit exercise performance and other daily activities.
Proven Health Benefits of Caffeine Anhydrous
Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
Consuming caffeine anhydrous can help lower blood sugar levels, making it beneficial for people with diabetes:
- In healthy humans, caffeine anhydrous decreased blood sugar levels by affecting the levels of the hormone insulin. 
- A study found that long-term caffeine anhydrous intake can help lower the risk of diabetes. 
Boosts Sexual Vitality and Improves Sexual Health
Caffeine anhydrous intake has also been found to benefit people with sexual dysfunction:
- In men, caffeine anhydrous intake at 170-375 mg/day was associated with a lower risk of erectile dysfunction. 
- Studies also show that caffeine is safe and does not increase the risk of infertility. [4-5]
Lowers Risk of Stroke
Studies show that caffeine anhydrous consumption has beneficial effects on stroke risk:
- A study showed that caffeine anhydrous consumption of 4 cups or more per day showed a preventive effect on stroke. 
- Studies also found a strong link between higher caffeine anhydrous intake and a lower risk of stroke. [7-9]
Improves Kidney Function
Evidence suggests that caffeine anhydrous can also help improve kidney function:
- In people with highest caffeine intake, a lower risk of developing kidney stones was found. 
- In patients that consumed higher levels of caffeine, a nearly 25% reduction in the risk of death related to kidney disease was found. 
Increases Muscle Mass and Strength
Studies show that caffeine anhydrous has positive effects on muscle health:
- In resistance-trained men, caffeine intake enhanced muscular strength and power, muscular endurance, and rate of perceived exertion (RPE). 
- A study showed that caffeine may block signals that cause skeletal muscle to break down. 
Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Boosts Cognitive Health
Caffeine anhydrous has also been shown to boost cognitive function:
- A study showed that drinking coffee 3-5 cups per day at midlife was linked with a decreased risk of dementia/AD by about 65% at late-life. 
- In healthy volunteers, caffeine intake improved neurocognitive functions and driving performance. 
A study showed that the addition of caffeine anhydrous to antitumor drugs may help increase the efficacy of the treatment. 
Improves Exercise Performance
A convincing number of studies suggest that caffeine anhydrous can help boost exercise performance in both athletes and physically active individuals:
- A study showed that caffeine anhydrous improved strength outcomes and sprinting performance in runners. 
- In soccer players, caffeine anhydrous consumption before practice enhanced physical performance. 
- In resistance-trained subjects, Supplementation with caffeine anhydrous improved training performance without adversely affecting blood chemistry. 
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- Pimentel GD, Zemdegs JC, Theodoro JA, Mota JF. Does long-term coffee intake reduce type 2 diabetes mellitus risk?. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2009;1(1):6. Published 2009 Sep 16. doi:10.1186/1758-5996-1-6.
- Lopez DS, Wang R, Tsilidis KK, et al. Role of Caffeine Intake on Erectile Dysfunction in US Men: Results from NHANES 2001-2004. PLoS One. 2015;10(4):e0123547. Published 2015 Apr 28. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123547.
- Temple JL, Bernard C, Lipshultz SE, Czachor JD, Westphal JA, Mestre MA. The Safety of Ingested Caffeine: A Comprehensive Review. Front Psychiatry. 2017;8:80. Published 2017 May 26. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00080.
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- Ferraro PM, Taylor EN, Gambaro G, Curhan GC. Caffeine intake and the risk of kidney stones. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;100(6):1596-1603. doi:10.3945/ajcn.114.089987.
- Grgic & Pavle Mikulic (2017) Caffeine ingestion acutely enhances muscular strength and power but not muscular endurance in resistance-trained men, European Journal of Sport Science, 17:8, 1029-1036, DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2017.1330362.
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