Energy is precious these days. It is the other energy crisis facing this nation, one that many people try to solve with caffeine. Caffeine not only gives energy but also increases motivation and focus, which is one reason why many people drink coffee in the morning. The ability of caffeine to give us these qualities makes it highly valuable and part of what allows many people to perform well (or at all) in life. What if there were a way to get these qualities faster than drinking coffee or taking an energy pill? Caffeine energy gummies are the answer. In this article, we’ll discuss what caffeine is, how the body absorbs it from drinks, pills, and capsules, and how it’s absorbed in gummy form.
What is Caffeine?
Caffeine is a bitter substance found naturally in over 60 plants. (Examples include: yerba mate, tea leaves, cacao beans, coffee beans, guarana berries, guayusa, and yaupon holly.) When purified, it looks like a white powder. It acts as a stimulant on the nervous system and brain and increases alertness and focus. While many people find caffeine energizing, it doesn’t do this by giving you “energy” per se. What caffeine does is fill adenosine receptors in the body. Adenosine is a neurotransmitter produced when we’re fatigued. By filling the receptors, you feel less tired.
Caffeine can also be made in a lab. Natural caffeine and synthetic caffeine are virtually identical. Caffeine and its effects on the body have been extensively studied. Caffeine has been found to:
Protect the brain against cognitive decline
Decrease symptoms of asthma
Stimulate fat burning brown adipose tissue
Increase problem-solving abilities
How Caffeine from Drinks, Pills, and Capsules are Absorbed
One thing that a cup of coffee and an energy pill have in common is that they both need to be digested in the small intestine. It takes about 45 minutes or more after consuming caffeine in liquid, pill, or capsule form for caffeine to be absorbed into your bloodstream and cross into your brain. It will be taken into the body’s fat and water molecules during this process. The rate of this absorption will be affected by how full your stomach is; more food means slower absorption. (And, this time doesn’t take into account the time spent preparing coffee or tea, or simply drinking an energy drink.)
Caffeine is broken down by your liver before leaving the body and can stay in a person’s system for as long as ten hours. This rate varies from person to person, and it’s between one and a half hours and ten hours. Factors that influence the breakdown of caffeine are smoking cigarettes, pregnancy, and the use of oral contraceptives. Smoking increases the breakdown speed of caffeine, whereas pregnancy and oral contraceptives slow it down.
Caffeine Absorbs Faster from Gummies
A study done on caffeine gum shows that 20% of the caffeine was absorbed within three minutes. That’s fifteen times faster than a drink, pill, or capsule. How does this happen? The thin skin in your mouth is called a mucosal membrane, and the caffeine from an energy gummy is absorbed directly into this membrane while the gummy is being chewed. The caffeine is almost 100% absorbed within 40 minutes, whereas caffeine from a drink or pill would still be absorbing into your system.
Gummies also have the added advantage of taking far less time to consume than liquid caffeine. Even energy drinks take time to drink, so you don’t upset your stomach. Tea and coffee, while wonderful, take time to prepare that you might not always have. Energy gummies are always there when you need them, are easy to make, and quick to kick in.
Benefits of Seattle Gummy Company (SGC) Energy Gummies
SGC’s Mocca Shot energy gummy has many added benefits in comparison to a regular energy gummy.
- The Mocca Shot has far more caffeine per weight than competing energy gummies. With 200 mg of all-natural caffeine, you can start your day off with the equivalent of two cups of coffee.
- Mocca Shots are great anytime you need mental and physical energy. They boost brainpower with B vitamins and the Chinese herb ginkgo biloba. B vitamins help your body make energy and ginkgo biloba increases circulation to the brain.
- SGC’s patented non-melting formula means these gummies are ready anytime you’re ready for energy. And, you can stash them in your car, gym bag, or pocket and they’ll stay intact, unlike other gummies which will melt into a mess.
- They also contain antioxidant-rich Dutch cocoa, which helps to fight free radical damage and inflammation.
- They come in a variety of delicious flavors, including a sugar-free option.