Dicaffeine Malate

Background

Dicaffeine Malate, also recognized as Infinergy, is a combination of Malic Acid and Caffeine. Dicaffeine Malate contains approximately 75% caffeine and 25% malic acid by molecular weight. Creative Compounds developed and introduced the precise combination of Caffeine and Malic Acid into an ionic bonded compound to help increase energy levels, maximize mental focus and stimulate thermogenisis.[1] This is the same as regular caffeine that Coca-Cola began using dicaffeine malate as a replacement stimulant, when there was a ban on cocaine.[2]

Benefits

Dicaffeine malate (also known as Infinergy) is called the “next generation” form of caffeine which combines the best aspects of caffeine and blends it with the endurance-enhancing properties of malic acid. Like other forms of caffeine, dicaffeine malate can elevate energy levels and mood, increase metabolism. However, dicaffeine malate offers a unique advantage in that the malic acid supposedly calms the digestive distress commonly caused by natural caffeine and caffeine anhydrous. [3]
The common health benefits of Dicaffeine Malate that people usually report include:

  • Helps boost energy levels
  • Stimulates the metabolism
  • Improves focus
  • Decreases fatigue
  • Increases thermogenesis so you burn off more calories
  • Improves weight loss

Apart from increased energy, [4] Dicaffeine Malate also imparts the same benefits as regular caffeine in regards to performance including reduced fatigue, enhanced concentration, increased physical performance and greater alertness.

How it works

Dicaffeine malate is a buffered form of caffeine that generates the same stimulatory effects of caffeine but protects the stomach from the upset that can be experienced with caffeine anhydrous. Additionally, malic acid is also a key player in the Krebs Cycle, the intracellular process of energy creation.
Possibly dicaffeine malate’s biggest contribution is its ability to provide a more extended, smooth and sustained energy compared to caffeine anhydrous. Most often regular forms of caffeine generate a huge surge of energy that leads to jitters, and eventually, a huge crash. The combination of malate and caffeine offers a smooth uptick in energy which lasts a few hours longer than traditional caffeine and has a smooth ride down.
Dicaffeine malate is incredibly effective, but when used in tandem with caffeine anhydrous, the two form an ideal punch of quick hitting energy that will last long after you’ve finished your last set for the day.

Considerations

If dicaffeine malate is taken too much, it may cause some common adverse effects like other stimulants including headache, jitteriness, anxiety, stomach discomfort, nausea, nervousness and rapid heartbeat. Therefore it’s wise to avoid taking too much Dicaffeine Malate.

Recommendations

Generally, you will not see dicaffeine malate used as the sole source of caffeine in a dietary supplement. Usually, it’s included as part of a blend of stimulants to help provide a long, smooth, and sustained energy throughout the workout and long after.
Amounts vary greatly, but most commonly it’s dosed in the 75mg-150mg range a day. Always be sure to examine the supplement label to determine how much of this ingredient is in each serving.

Sources

 

  1. http://www.creativecompounds.com/exclusive.php
  2. “Dicaffeine Malate Review – Does Dicaffeine Malate Work?” Vital Health Partners. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2015
  3. “Caffeine and Coffee: Their Influence on Metabolic Rate and Substrate Utilization in Normal Weight and Obese Individuals. – PubMed – NCBI.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2015] Malic acid supports healthy digestion and makes easy on the stomach.
  4. https://www.powdercity.com/pages/best-nootropic-stack/