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Unfortunately, for sake of a good answer, this could be so many different things. I'll try to highlight/mention as many as I can. To start, my best advice would talking with a good MD and ask about blood testing. That being said when the results come back I would recommend asking lots of questions and even consider having multiple MD's look at the results ...


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Your caffeine consumption, practically speaking, probably does not affect your workouts positively or negatively. As @JohnP pointed out, caffeine studies are on greater amounts than a couple of cans of tea per day. According to the Sports Med. 2001;31(11):785-807, "ingestion of caffeine as coffee appears to be ineffective compared to doping with pure ...


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There can be a number of issues at work here, and to really understand what's going on, you'll need to talk to your doctor. It's not normal to always be fatigued in the way you are describing. There are a number of things you need to be asking yourself: Am I sleeping enough? Insufficient sleep causes a multitude of problems including fatigue. NOTE: hours ...


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1) Chronic caffeine intake can result in, at least partial, tolerance to caffeine effects. Chronic ingestion of a low dose of caffeine induces tolerance to the performance benefits of caffeine (Journal of Sports Sciences, 2017): Chronic ingestion of a low dose of caffeine develops tolerance in low-caffeine consumers. Therefore, individuals with low-...


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I think the best you're going to get on this is anecdotal broscience. No medical professional in their right mind would advise the use of EC/ECA and HIIT, or even just EC/ECA on their own I'd imagine. So what you should do is not use ephedra/caffeine off label. In the anecdotal broscience world, I'd avoid combining EC/ECA ingestion with anything resembling ...


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What ever you read, you can take creatine whenever you feel more comfortable. I have taken it in the mornings, and now i take it after workouts, because of bro science. At the end of the day, my results are the same with it. I have also taken a scoop of creatine(when i first started) and a cup of coffee before my work outs and i saw and felt the creatine ...


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You burn calories when any organ in your body works and breaks down macronutrients (glucose, fat or protein) into energy. You can significantly increase burning calories (in terms of weight loss) only by increasing the use of the skeletal muscles. Coffee (or anxiety) can increase your heart rate, so your heart muscle will burn few more calories, but your ...


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The time in which you develop a tolerance, and the degree to which you can tolerate it, and the time in which in takes you to reset your tolerance all vary much from person to person. When you feel like the amount you take daily is no longer affecting you, or not affecting you as much as it once did, you can take some time off. Maybe starting at a week, and ...


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You are always going to have side effects. As for caffeine delivery method I would actually consider 100 Ct SToK Caffeinated Black Unsweetened Cold Brew Coffee Shots with By The Cup Sugar Packets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XD6CJDJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_bbZvBbA8JH7PN The shots could solve your problem if you want to try coffee. This is anecdotal but I've ...


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Potential Pros: Bodybuilders often combine it with ephedrine and or aspirin to help cut weight (called the EC or ECA stack). It's definitely cheaper than coffee when you need that pick me up. For short term goals like weight loss and combined with proper nutrition/training/supervision it could work well. Cons: you do end up building a tolerance and need to ...


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This is half an answer, but should help. Drink water when eating gels (usually has caffeine I believe) during a race, and dont drink Gatorade. Alternatively, drink Gatorade when not using gels but still drink water. For any sugar or carbohydrates eaten you need water to help digest it and use it, so people usually talk about finding a balance. From my ...


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I would pick one sugar or caffeine. It is much more likely that you will fail if you if try to quit both at the same time. To address the question of reducing the craving. Make a habit of drinking 1 cup of water first thing when you wake up in the morning (drink more water in general). Dehydration is a contributing factor to fatigue. Calorie ...


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This probably ought to go without saying, but prioritize doctor advice over nostrums offered by coaches, friends, random internet people, etc. There's a lot of confusion out there between "needs supplementation because deficient in this specific nutrient" and "MOAR SUPPLEMENTS! AND GREEN TEA!" Most people are getting sufficient nutrients in their diet and, ...


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