What Are Caffeine Pills?
Caffeine pills are capsules containing a psychoactive CNS (central nervous system) stimulant in the methylxanthine class. These caffeine pills contain a synthetic caffeine powder that is a particular kind of psychoactive stimulant called trimexylxanthine, which is a part of the larger xanthine family. Caffeine can also occur naturally in a few different plants.
Caffeine pills stimulate the CNS and rids the mind of feelings of tiredness. Some of the most common products containing caffeine are sports drinks, energy drinks, tea, coffee, chocolate, anything containing guarana, and most soft drinks.
Caffeine Pill Benefits
Caffeine pills provide an almost instantaneous increase to general alertness and are useful in many situations in which one may need to temporarily give their own energy levels a quick boost. Of course, cognitive functions still need real sleep to be fully restored, so caffeine pills should not be used as a substitute for a good night's sleep. However, it is quite useful in situations in which sleep may not be possible for some time.
Caffeine is also an ingredient found in many diet pills because of its effects on exercise and digestion. Not only does caffeine help to quell large appetites to some degree, it also acts as a diuretic helping rid the body of excess water weight.† It helps burn calories in a small way, and its energy increasing effects are helpful to athletes that wish to continue their exercise regimen despite feelings of tiredness that naturally coincide with strenuous exercise.† Of course, these effects are not meant to replace exercise but to increase the effectiveness of a well-rounded exercise and diet plan. Caffeine pills, alone, will not be enough to stimulate weight loss.