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Can caffeine boost memory?
« on: 13/01/2014 09:14:11 »
Apart from keeping people perky, caffeine may also improve memory formation, new research has shown...

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Re: Can caffeine boost memory?
« Reply #2 on: 22/01/2014 08:27:27 »
I have extracted caffeine from caffeine-paracetamol hedache tablets. I get 50mg of caffeine per tablet. I have extracted 20 gram of it . I dissolve it into water and can enjoy caffeinated beverage anytime anywhere. ;)
 

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Re: Can caffeine boost memory?
« Reply #3 on: 22/01/2014 09:32:32 »
20 grams of caffeine? That sounds like a lot of caffeine.  Just be careful with the dosing.

In the USA you can purchase caffeine tablets, although they may have several additional "inert ingredients" such as calcium salts too. 

Do not take chronic high doses of Tylenol (paracetamol/acetaminophen) if  you don't need it as it does have an element of liver toxicity. 

Anyway, I have always thought that if one wished to have some caffeine, that one should enjoy a cup of of coffee or tea rather than taking purified caffeine tablets. 

If one doesn't drink caffeinated beverages, or take caffeine in other methods, then a dose of caffeine can be a real pick-me-up.  However, if one chronically drinks a lot of caffeine, then one pretty much drinks it to reach the mental status that one had without the caffeine. 

I wonder how the study would go if rather than giving an "extra" dose of caffeine, one just compared chronic coffee/caffeine drinkers with those who abstain from caffeinated beverages.  Perhaps offering the caffeine participants a cup of coffee while conducting the study.
 

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