It is common knowledge now that DMAA has been included in the banned list of substances by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). This is partly due to the fact that Australian athletes were tested positive for DMAA and hence were banned from their sports. Ever since then, DMAA has been shrouded in mystery with people wanting to know whether it’s still legal or no and whether there would be any problems concerning shipment and customs.
DMAA was found in many workout and diet supplements till of late. This is how the athletes unknowingly ingested it. WADA has even considered banning caffeine, but hasn’t done so yet. This may be due to caffeine being present in many drinks, which would lead to more than half the majority of athletes to be disqualified. The reason for DMAA being banned in Australia is that there have been some concerns regarding health risks posed by the same. But despite these allegations, there is an alternative to DMAA that has been recently introduced in the market.
Many supplement companies tried coming up with alternatives to DMAA but fell quite short. Neuroshock, a supplement has been introduced in the market and is almost identical to DMAA in its effects. Its a bit more expensive than DMAA per dose, but has little to no crash when it wears off. Also, first time users have a longer lasting effect than DMAA. Neuroshock is pre-blended hence doesn’t need other ingredients to increase its effectiveness.
The dehydrated version of synthetic caffeine is known as caffeine anhydrous. The supplement is absorbed faster by our body and it is also included in various weight loss products. The benefits of caffeine anhydrous are varied. Research suggests that it is very helpful for people who want to lose weight by suppressing the appetite for a short span of time. It also helps in burning off calories and stimulates thermogenesis, a process where the body generates more heat and energy from digesting food. It also increases the process of water loss as it is a diuretic and passing large amounts of water can lead to temporary weight loss as well.
It is also important to remember to not consume caffeine anhydrous in excess, moderate amounts of caffeine for energy are safe and beneficial, excessive intake can cause nervousness, nausea and also blood pressure problems. It is also believed that it can improve memory. A research was conducted in France on women and men given caffeine anhydrous. It was found that the women who regularly took caffeine anhydrous had less chances of cognitive decline in comparison to their counterparts who didn’t consume it. Caffeine anhydrous can also reduce the risk of contracting diabetes. Rie Yamauchi investigated the effects of caffeine anhydrous on diabetic mice. For five weeks, the mice were given either water or caffeine anhydrous. It was found that caffeine anhydrous improved insulin sensitivity and helped prevent high glucose levels. Improved insulin activity helps our body to use insulin more efficiently and it was discovered that caffeine anhydrous was responsible for this. Research also suggests that caffeine anhydrous increases mental alertness and also energy level. There are various diet supplements like weight loss pills that increase energy and help lose weight as well.