HYLETE Health Advisor Thomas DeLauer quickly explains how coffee is processed in your body and the science behind why it makes you energetic. Find out why drinking small portions of coffee throughout the day is actually more beneficial than consuming a large cup in the morning. 

Key Terms:

Adenosine receptors- an adenosine is a molecule that fits into the receptor to tell your body that you are tired or fatigue.

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About the Author

From 280lbs to the Covers of Magazines... All by living a lifestyle that is honest and real. Thomas DeLauer brings the nutrition expertise along with a unique perspective on health and wellness that is everything HYLETE.

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I like caffeine just like you. All right. Seriously though, how does caffeine work in the body? In your brain, you have these things called adenosine receptors and these adenosine receptors look kind of like this. An adenosine is a molecule that fits into the receptor to tell your body that it's time to go to bed, or that you're tired or fatigued. What caffeine does is, is caffeine occupies that receptor, it's known as adenosine receptor antagonist. So, it blocks that receptor, so that adenosine can't come in and make you tired. So it ends up stimulating your epinephrine and makes you energetic.

But, eventually the caffeine wears off and those receptors become opened again, and all the adenosine that's been flooding around before occupies and floods in and makes you tired. That's why you crash after having caffeine. So you see it's not really this big scary thing that's going on in your body. That's why a little bit of caffeine throughout the course of the day, is actually better than just flooding it in the morning. And it can help your fat loss goals and it can help your gym time, you just have to use it right. As always, HYLETE Nation, I will see you in the next minute video.