It is in every pre-workout practically or just in the best selling ones. However, it should not be. It will actually halt your gains, reduce muscle mass, increase your fat, along with a bunch of other things that will send your goals in the completely wrong direction.
Caffeine is used in many preworkout supplements. The supplement companies like to assume that if they add caffeine to supplements, you’ll enjoy the jittery, wired feeling while you do your routine. Well, let me tell you a little something. Even if you don’t mind the jitters, you’re not going to benefit your muscle building with caffeine. In fact, caffeine is more efficient at REDUCING muscle mass.
Caffeine is a cortisol reducing DRUG. Cortisol (also called hydrocortizone or corticol steroid) is a CATABOLIC hormone. Catabolic means MUSCLE wasting. Not only does it wear away at your muscles, it also promotes bone degeneration, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dysregulation of the hypo-pituitary axis (HPA), which is associated with numerous medical problems. The studies below PROVE that caffeine increases cortisol levels in the body. So why the HELL would you use it!!!????
So, before you chug No X Nuclear explosion or JUMP3D Pre-workout Supplement laced with caffeine and Chinese products, you should think twice. You will end up hindering your progress and possibly reducing your overall health.
An alternative to caffeine-laced supplements, review your diet and ensure that your taking in the appropriate amounts of dietary fats and natural carbs (like my Oat Muscle) if you don’t have the energy for your workout. Your levels of these necessary energy sources may be low.
Alex Rogers is a supplement manufacturing expert. He has been formulating, consulting, & manufacturing dietary supplements since 1998. Alex invented protein customization in 1998 & was the first company to allow consumers to create their own protein blends. He helped create the first supplement to contain natural follistatin, invented whey protein with egg lecithin, & recently imported the world’s first 100% hydrolyzed whey.