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does any one know how much caffeine is actually in this stuff?
I use the Vega Sport Performance Optimizer before my runs and I believe it has contributed to my muscle endurance (to a certain degree) but I still feel fatigue during some points in the run. Could still be a conditioning thing or left over toxins or who knows what.
The only caffeine ingredient I can detect in the product is green tea. There is no guarana, or ephadrene like ingredients listed. This product is much safer than your run of the mill energy drinks out there. I've tried stuff like red bull and hype and you feel an instant rush, but then you crash after 15-20 minutes. With the Vega Sport, i haven't felt an unnatural high or rush. My ticker isn't beating 100 miles a minute during or after I finish running, which is super good in my opinion!
The one thing I did notice is, after drinking my serving, phlegm instantly starts to build up in my mouth. I know that any kind of wheat product can cause such a reaction, so i'm kind of confused as to why. I mix it in 250 to 300ml as recommended. Maybe I need to up the water to better assimilate the mixture into my body.
I find that it is often hard to feel/sense or recognize instant reactions or improvements in supplements. Often times it can be confused with a placebo effect as you kinda psych yourself up before hand anticipating something big or wild to happen. This is not to say that it isn't working. Best example I can come up with is when having used creatine. It is still the talk of the town in the world of supplements and it does work, but it takes a few trials before results show. I remember doing one cycle with one brand and the response was promising and later on I tried another brand and got zip. Bottom line, you really have to pay close attention to your body and what it's telling you.
Best way I can think of to find out is keep a journal.
Ok enough...i'm just rambling on like I got my own show or something...LOL! :P