Caffeine Anhydrous, is the powdered form of caffeine. It prevents drowsiness and fatigue, and can induce blurred vision and dizziness. Caffeine, Anhydrous, is used in the manufacture of beverages and functional drinks, such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, and energy drinks. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Caffeine Anhydrous?
Caffeine Anhydrous is the powdered or dehydrated form of caffeine, a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that reportedly prevents drowsiness and fatigue. It is commonly used in weight-loss supplements because the powder is less voluminous, and can be easily integrated with other powders in proprietary blends. Also frequently used in beverages such as coffee, tea and soft drinks. Caffeine Anhydrous occurs naturally in plants, especially in seedlings that are beginning to produce roots or leaves and is obtained by harvesting these beans and seedlings, drawing out the caffeine extract, and boiling it at high temperatures until the water is drawn out. This produces a white, crystalline powder, or its anhydrous form.
Possible Side Effects of Caffeine Anhydrous
Although Caffeine Anhydrous generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. The side effects may:
- include headaches, lethargy, irritability and depression.
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Caffeine Anhydrous is considered safe.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Caffeine Anhydrous populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Caffeine Anhydrous.
1. Development and validation of RP-HPLC method for simultaneous estimation of nimesulide, phenylephrine hydrochloride, chlorpheniramine maleate and caffeine anhydrous in pharmaceutical dosage form. [2012 Nov-Dec] Author: Acta Pol Pharm