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Di-Caffeine Malate: What It Is and How To Use It

Everyone has heard of caffeine, the energy-boosting dietary supplement that perks us up in the morning and helps us make it through the workweek. Caffeine is one of the most studied substances on the planet. It has been linked to everything from improved reaction time to increased aerobic performance. However, the reason why most of us drink caffeine is simple—it helps reduce fatigue, especially early in the morning.  

Unfortunately, caffeine isn’t perfect. For many people, the fatigue-reducing effects of caffeine also come with an uncomfortable rush of “jitters” that make it difficult to focus. Many people who drink caffeinated beverages first thing in the morning also experience a “crash” by early afternoon. As a result, your focus level can become even lower than it was before you consumed caffeine, which is counterproductive if you have a full day ahead of you. If you’re the type of person who can’t consume caffeine without feeling jittery or anxious, di-caffeine malate might be right for you.

Di-caffeine malate is a combination of 2 caffeine molecules bonded together with a molecule of malic acid. For the most part, di-caffeine malate functions the same as normal caffeine—by reducing fatigue, helping you stay alert, and improving aerobic performance. However, the addition of the malic acid molecule causes the caffeine to be digested more slowly by calming the digestive system. This results in a more “slow burn” and allows you to enjoy the benefits of caffeine without flooding your system with the jitters. Di-caffeine malate may also help you avoid the “caffeine crash” later in the day when the compound begins to wear off, and can also help slow caffeine dependence.

Big Daddy’s Nutrition recognizes the benefits that ingredients like dicaffeine malate can have for both athletes and casual exercise enthusiasts alike. You can find dicaffeine malate in a number of our pre-workout solutions—like NutraBio PRE Extreme and PRE Workout. To learn more about this unique ingredient, pay us a visit online today. 

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