But you could probably take in about 9 milligrams (mg) per kilogram and still come in under this level, says Lawrence Spriet, Ph.D., a researcher at University of Guelph.
For that reason, it's often one small part of an athlete's overall strategy for doing his
Plus, it poses far less long-term risk at effective doses than prohibited drugs like steroids and blood doping chemical, Spriet
has much bigger fish to fry with compounds that should be illegal as they can hurt people in the long run," Spriet
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By now, every athlete competing in the Winter Games has worked out a plan with coaches and nutritionists about whether-and how-to use caffeine, Spriet
They're likely following these guidelines, which can also help you maximize your own caffeine habit.
Caffeine affects everyone differently.
Athletes fine-tune their doses and timing in training before using caffeine during high-stakes competition, Spriet
"I work with hockey players and tell them it is just one additional thing that may allow the player to be the best they can be," Spriet