Theacrine is a naturally occurring chemical that is similar to caffeine. It's found in different types of tea and coffee, especially the tea plant Camellia assamica var. Kucha.
People use theacrine for fatigue, memory, and thinking skills (cognitive function), athletic performance, and other conditions.
Theacrine Capsules Benefits
- May enhance energy, focus, and concentration
- Non-habit-forming source of energy
- Combined with caffeine, supports cognitive function
- Combine with caffeine for greater bioavailability
Theacrine is an alkaloid molecule closely related to caffeine but structurally different. The most abundant source of theacrine known at this time is from Kucha tea leaves.
The difference between theacrine and caffeine molecules is an additional methyl group and a ketone group. Like caffeine, theacrine causes signaling changes in adenosine receptors and may similarly influence dopaminergic signaling to caffeine.
Kucha tea is a Chinese tea containing two major alkaloids, caffeine and theacrine. Concentrations of both alkaloids are higher in younger leaves and buds and lower in mature leaves. Research suggests that theacrine is synthesized from adenosine through caffeine in a three-step pathway within the Kucha leaves.
Unlike caffeine, no adverse effects or changes in blood pressure or heart rate occur in animal studies. Even when combined with caffeine, no differences in heart rate or blood pressure were noted in human trials. In a clinical human study, all values for clinical safety markers (such as blood pressure, heart rate, lipid profiles, biomarkers of the liver, kidney, and immune function, and hematologic blood counts) were normal throughout the 8-week study.
Theacrine Capsules Dosage
Theacrine Capsules provide 100 mg of Theacrine per 1 capsule.
Suggested use for adults is 1 capsule by mouth daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
If you are taking any medications, always consult with your Healthcare Practitioner before beginning any new supplement.
Theacrine Capsules Side Effects and Toxicity
Theacrine is considered GRAS by the U.S. FDA (Generally Recognized As Safe).