Nothing delivers a bigger boost before a workout than caffeine. Not only professional athletes can benefit from Revvies Energy Strips. The innovative product can become part of the motivation of those who hit the gym every day to stay in shape after a hard day of work.
Research shows promise that caffeine may also aid in the recovery process by improving blood flow and speeding uptake and delivery of nutrients19. This improved recovery process has been speculated to also assist in athletes immune function capacity – which is well known to be depressed immediately after a hard workout. Of course it must be stated that recovery will not be improved if caffeine intake disturbs sleep patterns. Athletes need to be conscious of the timing and amount of caffeine consumed and make sure that it does not interfere with optimal sleep.
Team sports are most likely to be contested over a period of 30-90 minutes, with different players participating for varying amounts of time. Depending on limitations such as access to sidelines, breaks in play etc. will also determine best practice for the timing of caffeine intake. In most cases intake would be in the 30 minutes prior to start of competition, with possible additional intake at break of play. It is also likely in these high intensity sports that ingestion of food, and to some extent fluid, is impractical, unnecessary and even detrimental to performance meaning that delivery of caffeine via strips is the most practical approach. Caffeine in these types of sports will provide boosts to endurance capacity as well as ability to concentrate on tactical play and skill maintenance as fatigue sets in.
These sports have the greatest weight of evidence for the use of caffeine as an ergogenic (performance boosting) supplement. Caffeine can be taken either before the start or spread out during the event, especially as fatigue starts to set in. Different methods will work better for different people so this might need some experimentation to see what works best for you as well as what works best given other conditions and race scenarios.
Example of use in a triathlete or cyclist competing in a
– Option 1: Pre race consumption – Several strips
taken in the 30 mins prior to race start (number will depend
on weight of athlete as well as individual sensitivity).
– Option 2: Single strip taken pre race then additional
single strips taken at planned intervals throughout event.
– Option 3: No strip pre race. Single strips taken at
regular intervals throughout event.
Ultra-endurance races – lasting 10-48 hours.
As for endurance sports, ultra-endurance events have good evidence for the beneficial effects of caffeine. Best taken spread out throughout the event. It is also worth noting that for ultra-endurance (and endurance) athletes, gastrointestinal (GI) complaints are common. Traditionally caffeine has been pointed out as being a major contributor to the increased risk of these episodes of GI distress28. Orally absorbed caffeine, such as that delivered by Revvies Strips may eliminate GI complaints due to caffeine use, while still providing the performance benefits.
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Pip Taylor knows all about caffeine, as a professional athlete and sports nutritionist Pip believes Revvies caffeine infused mouth strips offer atheletes a faster and healthier alternative to existing products. “Because of my profession I am acutely aware of what I am putting into my body. I know the benefits, but also the pitfalls of caffeine. Taking the right amount, at the right time and in the right way, can improve physical performance, increase alertness, improve memory and positively affect moods. But it is also true that taking too much caffeine can have detrimental effects on performance and well-being. I believe that Revvies have found the right balance with their strips.”
“When I first came across the Revvies product I was intrigued. I knew the ultrathin format would mean much faster absorption of a known quantity of caffeine, without sugar or engaging the digestive system. All important considerations for athletes and performance. So after examining the ingredients I tried some during different training sessions and during my day. They are great. I find it so convenient to be able to keep them tucked into my training gear. I also have peace of mind as the product is certified through the Informed-Sports programme.”
Pip loved the product so much she developed this e-book to help all athletes navigate the murky waters of caffeinated products, here she explains how you too can get the most out of your caffeine boost during a workout and why Revvies are a truly innovative product that is set to change the way we do caffeine forever.