It can be found in varying quantities in the beans, leaves and fruits of over 60 different plants with the most common sources being the coffee plant bean and the leaf of the tea bush.
Caffeine is widely recognised as being the most popular drug around and is an alkaloid that acts as a stimulant to the Central Nervous System (CNS).
Caffeine is ideal for anyone looking for a high intake of caffeine prior to exercise. We recommend consuming 200mg 45 – 1 hour before your work-out. Due to its stimulant nature, in order to avoid any issues with sleep, it is best not to take caffeine too late in the day.
Warning: Please be careful when dosing Caffeine as it is a potent stimulant and can cause bad side-effects when taken well above the recommended amount. It is recommended not to consume more than 200mg (approx. 1/16th of a teaspoon but we recommend using digital scales) in one serving.
As a dietary supplement we recommend consuming 200mg when a physical or mental boost is required.
Add two thirds of an MP mini scoop (200mg) to your preferred amount of water or fruit juice and consume immediately.
Do not exceed more than 200mg in one serving (approx. 1/16th of a teaspoon but we recommend using digital scales). Please do not exceed more than 3 servings in 1 day (600mg).
1 x level MP Plastic Scoop (mini) weighs 290mg (0.29g).
This product is 100% Caffeine with nothing added or taken away.
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PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!! BE CAREFUL WITH THE DOSAGE. BE SURE TO USE THE MINI SCOOP AND NOT THE SMALL SCOOP ITS VERY VERY POWERFUL!. TAKE JUST 1/16 OF A TEASPOON TO START. I MADE THE MISTAKE OF TAKING ONE HALF OF THE SMALL SPOON AND I FELT LIKE HELL FOR THE NEXT 8 HOURS... Goes Well With:PROTEIN SHAKE
I use this as a pre workout, I have tried specific pre workouts before and find them expensive and ineffective. I think I probably have a reasonably high tolerance to caffeine though. It does taste absolutely rancid, like some sort of chemical cleaner but I usually mix it with just enough water to dissolve it (less than a mouthful) and chase it with water. I can feel it work within minutes and is at full effectiveness after around 15 minutes. The number of doses you can effectively get from a small pouch is incredible - over 350 I think I worked it out as. NO BRAINER !Goes Well With:Nothing
I have tried many pre-workout supplements with no noticeable effect. This is by far the cheapest and most effective supplement I have used. I use 1 spoon instead of a half. My mind feels clear, I get tons of energy and a really good pump! I got no problem drinking it with water. It tastes a bit like bitter coffee, but the bitterness is mild. Great value for your money, go and buy now!
Keeps you focused and stimulated in the gym, I use a heaped small scoop (so about 300mg), wouldn't recommend this for everyone as its a huge dose but works for me!
Value for money probably the most effective supplement ever. Short list of caffeine benefits: - endurance - fat burning - keep your metabolism at high rate - gives "the kick" as pre work out when you are in caloric deficit basically in every pre/fat burning stack I use 200mg whit my morning stack and 200mg with the pre work out mix. Keep me on track during the cutting season.Goes Well With:almost everything
this is the dogs! it gives you the biggest preworkout buzz and really helps getting those last few reps in for a real intense workout. However two points to take into account: 1-be careful with dosage, more than one scoop and i physically cant concentrate and cant stop shaking due to so much energy, so start off with half a scoop add an extra half scoop if you dont feel the tingling sensation. 2- this tastes rough take it with high concentrate cordial to help remove the taste, i take BCAAs with it as well which also taste horrible, so it definetly needs cordial and to hold your nose.Goes Well With:High concentrate squash Beta Alanine BCAAs
I decided to buy Caffeine cause coffee is the drink I always use first thing in the morning to wake me up though it could have some upsetting effect to the stomach when taken on an empty stomach. Not with this.The Caffeine powder which I ordered from myproteine.I usually mix it with milk and yes the taste is not pleasant, very bitter and practically does`t go with anything else but it` has a magic effect. It`s like you`re flying on a horse. Your work/ workout flows nicely, you have a clear focus of what you`re doing and you just need a one small mp (the very little)measure scoop. So, be careful! Do not overdose cause you may have palpitations or cannot sleep late in the night. Doze it right and you will have excellent results!Goes Well With:milk
This stuff is really good. A tiny amount of it (one serving) will make you very alert and help get you through your workout. However, too much of this (especially if you don't have much caffeine in your usual diet) will make you shaky. It does taste insanely bitter though, but just put it with a small amount of water and knock it back then have a cup of strong tasting drink to get rid of the vile taste. I am not complaining though, caffeine is a bitter substance (look at it on Wikipedia) and this stuff is "unflavoured"... Goes Well With:Nothing... But I also use whey, creatine and other supplements...
Thumbs up for this baby typing is now a bit tricky ! Tastes rank - even with drops. Maybe dash of cordial ! Scoop size is mental more goes on your hands when you dive in the packet ! Good to mix with other pre workout products and keep a pre made batch in a sealed tub.Goes Well With:AAKG Glutamine Creatine IBCAA etc etc
I dont like coffee too much, but during my cut-phase, I do need some kind of boost prior to my training. Caffeine is cheap and does the job! The taste is bad though, but who cares?Goes Well With:Tyrosine
Caffeine really clears up your mind and helps you focus on your workout.
Caffeine tastes horrible, get some strong squash. But once you deal with the taste, it's an amazing product. Real increases in strength, endurance and mental focus are immediately noticeable, but you should be very careful when dosing because with caffeine you dose in the mg, not the g. It pairs well with Beta Alanine for when you want an intense weight session, or with Taurine for when you want a good cardio one.Goes Well With:Creatine Beta Alanine Taurine
I don't really have anything bad to say about it, I always keep some with me in a little capsule so when im low on energy I can get a quick pick me up it doesn't taste too good but mix it with juice and can barley tell its there, I personally take it after the gym to get me through my ride home but I can see the benefits of taking it before, I don't drink coffee so its also a great thing to have in the morning to get you awake, it works quickly and well worth the buy just make sure you have the mini spoon not the small or you'll be bouncing of walls and probably vomiting. Goes Well With:water, juice
The Caffeine certainly works.
This Caffeine powder is pure and when taken in the correct quantity, which I find is one small scoop, works very effectively. The scoop is provided in the container so it makes for easy measurements. If you need that little boost before your work out, or just a morning wake up before work then this is a cost effective way of doing so because it lasts a very long time. It also saves you buying a caffeine drink from the shop, like a coffee or an energy drink. Just thinking back, I used to spend a lot a day on coffee and juice for energy whilst at work and this worked out at around £100 a month. For one bag of 500g caffeine, it is much cheaper and lasts for ages. This powder is mixes well. I can take it with water because the taste is not strong and the taste is unnoticeable when mixed with diluting juice or the like. So for all these reasons I highly recommend this product.Goes Well With:water, diluting juice
If you have used pure caffeine powder before, you pretty much know what to expect. It may not taste very good when mixed with water alone, and the mixability isn't something to boast about, either. However, it works fantastically and you can feel the effects almost immediately. Be careful with the measurements, because even a small amount goes well above the daily dosage. It is, as a conclusion, laboratory grade caffeine at an incredible bargain.
This Caffeine stuff is great. Personally I hit the gym first thing at half 6 in the morning. I find it a rush to have a coffee etc. whilst getting ready, so I simply add 200mg of this to my glass of water/berroca/creatine/bcaa and within 5mins I'm wide awake and my eyes are like fog lights on full beam.Goes Well With:creatine/berroca/bcaa/beta alanine
This Caffeine is not effective at all if you are on any other form of caffeine-based pre-workouts, but if you cycle them on and off it works well as a pre-workout. It can also be used as a good wake up tool in the morning.
This Caffeine is not as effective as I thought it would be. The taste is really bad. I would rather drink a coffee to be honest.
This Caffeine will have you bouncing off the walls in about 15 minutes. You have to be real careful with the dosage though because having more than 2 of the included scoops a day will make you vomit heavily. Goes Well With:any flavored liquid
This stuff is awesome, Have tried loads of pre workout drinks & powders that have little or no effect. But this gives complete focus & energy without added tingles or head rushes. Take note of the directions though as this has the potential to be seriously harming. I suggest buying the 0.5cl spoon and serving two 3rds of it. Taken as directed will keep you safe & give extraordinary results ;-)
I take this Caffeine pre-workout and when I first wake up. It really does add a nice kick to the day! I down a pint to a litre of water when I wake up, so the taste doesn't bother me too much.Goes Well With:Water.
Make sure to check the dosage! I accidently took 2grams instead of 200mg as I got mixed up with the small and mini scooper.
To echo the tales of other reviewers above. Check the dose carefully, start off low. I read mini scoop and assumed this referred to the MP Small scoop. Ended up taking 2/3's of a Small Scoop thinking this was correct but actually worked out at around 2000-3000mg. (10 to 15x recommended.) Despite starting feeling jittery and light headed the workout went really well setting two PR's but had to stop due to extreme nausea, light-headedness, vomiting, severe anxiety and rapid pulse/heart rate. This is coming from someone who drinks between 3 and 8 espresso's daily without feeling a thing. This is incredibly potent stuff and I'm sure if used correctly could be a powerful workout stimulant but it is NOT worth the feeling of impending doom that comes with an overdose (VERY EASY MISTAKE TO MAKE) Use with extreme caution. Goes Well With:My Protein MINI Scoop (Not Small Scoop)
Extremely effective. Gets you up and running in the morning. I recommend going lower than 200mg, because of the side effects, and it's still effective.
This Caffeine is an extremely strong stimulant. Don't simply compare it to a cup of coffee, as this stuff is pure caffeine and the effects are much much stronger. I would recommend starting with just 50mg, then move onto 100mg if you really have to. Just make sure you start on a really small dose and work out what works best for your body.
This is such an amazing product... such an energy rush for my cardio workouts as well as my weight training. However the unflavoured variety tastes disgusting. Gram of caffeine in a thin paper towel washed back with water to avoid the horrible taste. This product is top quality. Highly recommend this to anyone who is passionate about their training.
Pretty impressed with this product. I'm not going to lie it tastes absolutely repulsive but it gets working really quickly. Very strong, I have lowered to dose to 100mg instead of the recommended 200 mg due to how effective it is.
Caffeine is great. It works really well. I use it with coffee to add a proper kick before my workouts. I've never trained so hard until I teamed this with beta alanine.
Wow this stuff is so strong just make sure you don't take more than the recommended dose. taste is vile but it makes you train twice as hard. If you can stomach the taste it's well worth it.
"straight in the mouth with water, horrible taste, overall awesome! just awesome. I'll never change buying from this site! number 1 no doubt"
Put the Myprotein Caffeine straight in the mouth with water. It's a horrible taste, but overall it's awesome, just awesome. I'll never change buying from this site. This is number 1 no doubt.
"This product is amazing, taste doesnt bother me, im just one of those who cares about effects not taste. I take straight with water while ignoring the taste. If it works well why worry about the taste. I love this stuff and it has helped me train in my martial arts and helped me tarin for tournemnts when training becomes realley intense. Five Gold Stars for this Product. Only one thing I would recoomend, I know I said taste doesnt bother me but maybe the My Protein team could come up with flavoured caffeine. If thats possible with out taking away the effects of the protien. If not that deosnt bother me im still going to by it :)."
"I bought this product as I have a regular high intake of caffeine due to my physically demanding job and I was worried about the effects constant energy drinks were having on my teeth. This product doesn't really mix well with many things so I decided to buy pill capsules and fill them with the caffeine, I found this works really well and you feel the effects of the caffeine really quickly. Since starting to take this product I feel my general health has improved and I am more motivated to exercise. I haven't really had any bad side effects at all. Just a great product that I will continue to use regularly"
"The taste is horrible, put it in something really sweet to try and cancel out the taste. However does what it is supposed to do."
"This product it pretty strong so measure it properly! its great though! i usually keep my caffeine intake to a minimum, however i got this to give me a kick up the ar$e!! and boy does it! i take it with Impact Whey protien, i have both toffee and strawberry flavour. i used to only be abel to have one scoop protein per shake as the flavours were far too sickly sweet for me, however with this caffeine in it i have to but 2 or three scoops in just to cover the taste! the taste is pretty bad!! but i dont mind as i get three times the protein and adequetly mask the caffeines taste!! would deffinatly buy again !! Great product!! (as long as you hide the taste lol!!)"
"absolutley amazing product! 5* MP After reading others reviews I took 300mg before my cardio sesh this morning (I'm a caffeine head and usually have 3cups strong coffee before hand) and what can I say but my god! Had the best workout ever :) if your caffeine sensitive then take VERY small amount, like I said I'm used to caffeine but this product smashed my usual 3 cups of strong coffee! IMO value for money this is MP's best product."
"The taste is absolutely dreadful, it tastes a little worse than paracetamol, but some people like the taste, im a little paranoid about dosage and a spoon could have been added to guide us on how much to take to avoid death.. but overall an energizing product!"
"As people have said, with water this is far from a desirable taste. However, mix it with a small glass of Orange Juice and you won't even notice it's there. As to its effectiveness I think this is down the amount of caffeine you reguarly consume in other drinks. I was a big Coffee drinker (sometimes 8 cups a day!) but now I'm down to just having Green Tea morning and night. As my body adjusts to not having so much caffeine on the regular, I've begun to notice the effects of this on strength and energy with both weight training and more specifically boxing training. Well worth the low price/high servings you get. Nice work MP."
"After reading the reviews on the near death experiences I was very curious in the potency of this product. Well it's not all that. It does give you more energy but its quite mild not a surging rush and I use about 3 times the recommended amount in order to feel any effect. Can probably go higher but is concerned on the effects such a high dose might have on my overall health, then again I am quite tolerant to these things so try a small amount first. To put it in prospective I get the a similar effect having a bubble espresso. Good stuff though would probably use it for a while to see what effect it will have over time. Taste - well it is what it is have it with a small mount of water neck it and have a orange or apple straight after, not that bad grow a pare!!"
"This product is highly effective. However as previous posts have mentioned it is very easy to OD so buy scales along with the product. I usually measure my caffine dose, but recently it wasnt having an effect, then I read that 2/3 of a mini scoop is equal to 200mg, so i consumed 2/3 of a mini scoop to find that it was really 2/3 of a small scoop (as i didnt realise mp had released a mini scoop), equalling to 1500mg of caffine. Heart rate has finally stabilised but i will not be sleeping tonight."
"It works. 200mg is more than what you would get in a cup of coffee or red bull. I have made the mistake of taking 2g of caffeine thinking it was some other supplement so can relate with another reviewer, nothing i can't laugh at now though. From personal experience i can't fault it and taken with what i recommended will make you want to tear the weights up or collapse in a coma. What i have noticed although the caffeine seems to make me nice and limber without needing a warm up it eventually makes you feel more stiff the more you use it. Ruins your digestion, as it takes several hours to want to eat anything and more anxious and impatient. There is an upper limit to how much caffeine you can take before you don't get any effects off this product so even if you slowly built up to 800mg of caffeine (which would probably ruin you if you have never tried this before) you wont feel as good as if you just took a couple weeks break and started from 200-400mg again. Maybe if MP put what 200mg of caffeine is equivalent in cups of coffee to help newbies and put the milligram measure in a capital MG would help. Even a diagram of what 200mg looks like on a spoon..."
"This is very strong! I accidently had 2 teaspoons of the stuff before realising I should of had 1/16th. I was shaking like hell, came out in blotches and pretty much lay away feeling anxious and on edge for the next 10 hours. My own fault! It definately works though I will be more careful on my next dosage!"
"Take note of the dosage instructions, very very strong, first time I took this product I was up all night shaking, learnt from my mistake. Excellent product, used it while training for a marathon, gave me that extra boost...plus more"
I would like to echo the sentiments of Sean Wilkes. I few months ago I made exactly the same mistake. Its very easily done. This product should come with an unmissable BEWARE or CAUTION sign. I too ended up in hospital needing a Cardiogram having suffered from Tachycardia and Caffeine poisoning. My consultant said that my 25 years of regular intense exercise probably saved my life. A heart rate of 180+ for a 2.5 hour period left me in quite a bad way and would almost certainly have brought on a cardiac arrest or at least an MI. 5 days later when I was finally able to get out of bed I binned the entire sack and will not be buying it again. Myprotein products are brilliant and the service is equally good BUT someone will end up dead if this product continues to sell in its current form.!!!
"I just have to add that although this product is exactly what it says it is (a decent stimulant without being too speedy) that the taste isn't what I would describe as moderatley bad, it is seriously bad, like chewing a paracetamol bad. Not 3*, 1* for sure. I do not mind 99% of stuff, I actually enjoy whey protein and I can hardly even taste creatine, I've ingested ... ""other"" stimulants which may taste bad but I can tollerate them. Not this - I mixed it into a mocha and ruined it, I tried to drink it in a normal size cup of water... bad idea. Get this down you as fast as you possibly can and have a water to hand to rinse it down - I'll be buying the capsules next time, failing that I'd have to sit making bombs with rizla, but for now I'm going to finish off this pouch by mixing it into a small amount of water then immediately chasing it with clean water. But to actually review the product... does what it is supposed to, and found it a great help on days when I'm going for a 1-3RM max especially, though only used the product for 2 weeks so need to give it more time to decide if it will be a permanent addition."
"i add this to a pre workout shake, with Raspberry Ketones Powder, BCAA powder, creatine mono-hydrate powder, greentea extract powder,Acetyl L Carnitine and 1/4 vitamin b6 tablet (bought from ebay thinking it was powder, 1000mg tablet so too much for my needs) with water. really boosts met rate . this powder and indeed mix is very powerful be very very careful with dosages always follow advice on packaging from this site, more so with this product than others. Do not take a good few hours before you expect to get to sleep, cause that just is not going to happen. Raspberry Ketones may give you a nice tasting little burp now and then, at least you will know they are doing their job, lol. you may get a little dizzy if so use a little less till you get used to this combo, you will burn fat and get clean gains big time tho. bhmoomoo"
"VERY STRONG!! As other people have said take note of the measures and warnings, i only took a small sprinkle in with a protien shake, felt sick as a dog for the whole evening, couldnt eat and got practically no sleep despite trying HOURS later, felt rough the next day also, i think the tablets would be better as they are a measured dose, either that or literally take a tiny pinch, the small 100g bag should last months! good product but be careful"
"I've tried caffeine powder in a few different mixers water, milk, juices etc. I found that the taste like alot of the reviews say is terrible, however it's an effective and cheap alternative (to caffeine tablets) when mixed with Orange Juice. When mixed with orange juice it doesnt leave a bitter after taste which I found left a sick feeling when drank with milk and water. An effective product when used with OJ."
"This product is very good but please follow the advice MP give about dosing correctly. And take into account any caffeine that may already be in your body, I like to start a work out by using an energy drink to give me focus. But bare in mind some energy drinks are caffeine based. If you do the same ADJUST THE DOSE ACCORDINGLY. Personally I would advise starting on a lower dose and working upward if you want or need to. I am sure an OD on this stuff could proof fatal, and for a couple of hours I thought it was going to be. I admittingly through my own stupidity did not have a pleasant experience. I would like to see a larger warning on the packaging. Even though MP do go to some lengh to explain it on the website. There is an old and dated phylosophy in training to take a bit more than you need of some supplements. But please don't mess with this stuff. And if you have any kind of health condition speacially heart related I would pass this by. Or certainly consult your Doctor first. Good stuff but be sensible."