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Old July 27th, 2007, 05:51 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by online inline View Post
Caffeine- some of the studies i read seemed to suggest that caffeine aided performance a small amount (about 5% to 10%)...
I hate to get into semantics, but a 5-10% increase in performance is HUGE. Just a 5% boost in speed reduces a 1:30:00 marathon by 4:17 -- even a 2% boost gives a 1:46 improvement! Not bad for a supplement that is cheap, easy to take, widely available, and legal in moderate dosages.

I prefer my caffeine in tablet form. I took Jet-Alert pills during my recent 24-hour jaunt. Impossible to say if/how much they improved my performance, but I didn't get sleepy and my mind was always sharp. I spaced the pills evenly and never got jittery, never crashed.
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