Approximately 75% of dicaffeine malate comprises caffeine, and the remaining 25% includes malic acid. Even though it is a buffered form of caffeine, it can still make the nervous system work faster [1].

By combining approximately 75% caffeine with 25% malic acid in terms of molecular weight, a supplement research company developed a product called Dicaffeine Malate, also known as Infinergy. Formulations of dietary supplements often include it because of its positive effects on physical fitness and overall health.

This article will explore everything you need to know about Deicaffeine Malate.

Dicaffeine Malate Structure and Advantages

As mentioned earlier, the structural component that makes up most of the compound is caffeine, and malic acid makes up one-quarter of the compound. When caffeine is consumed on an empty stomach, it can cause several unpleasant side effects, including cramping, diarrhea, and general stomach distress. The salts in the caffeine are neutralized when malic acid is added. This makes the substance much easier to digest [2].

In addition, many people have voiced their dissatisfaction that after drinking coffee, they experience a letdown a few hours later. 

Additionally, unlike caffeine, Dicaffeine Malate replenishes the energy spike, resulting in more balanced energy levels [3]. This is another way in which it differs from caffeine. This means that in the future, anxiety and jitters won’t make people crash hard and feel tired.

Benefits of Dicaffeine Malate

Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits.

If you ask anyone who has switched from caffeine to Dicaffeine Malate, they will tell you that they have significantly more endurance immediately after making the switch. This is not a coincidence, as adding malic acid to the mix provides you with a wind that lasts for a longer period of time.

It has the same effects as caffeine: it improves energy and mood and makes the stomach feel much better. The following are the most significant benefits [4,5.6]:

Energy-boosting

In the fast-paced modern society that we live in, we are always worn out. A survey of people in the United States found that 70% felt too exhausted to exercise after work and that 64% blamed their home lives for making them irritable and tired.

Additionally, eighty percent of American adults report drinking coffee at least twice weekly, contributing to the issue’s severity. If people switched to Dicaffeine Malate, they would have an energy boost that lasted longer throughout the day, wouldn’t crash as hard, and would still have enough energy to exercise for the recommended hour each day.

Fat loss

Using Dicaffeine Malate along with a healthy diet and regular physical activity will have a snowball effect that will lead to a lot more fat loss.

Focus

Because it stimulates the neurotransmitters already present in the brain, Dicaffeine Malate can help improve one’s concentration ability. People who take this supplement often say it helps them think better, which is not a secret.

Metabolism

It has been demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt that Dicaffeine Malate speeds up the metabolic process. You can lose weight with just a little bit of effort here, without having to make any other changes to your diet or exercise routine.

Stacking Dicaffeine Malate With Other Compounds

To achieve greater synergy, we frequently combine compounds with various other supplements. The practice of doing this, which is also known as “stacking,” is extremely beneficial when done with dicaffeine malate. Stacking it with the following additional supplements is something nutritionists recommend doing:

Green Tea: 

This substance has many catechins, which are antioxidants that protect against the damage that stress can cause.

Chromium: 

The combination of chromium and dicaffeine malate has increased insulin sensitivity and reduced appetite.

Garcinia Cambogia: 

One more effective appetite suppressant that also helps the body lose more fat.

Dicaffeine Malate Side Effects

There are many potential adverse effects of consuming caffeine, most of which are determined by how tolerant you are to its effects. These unfavorable effects include, among others [7]:

  • Insomnia
  • Digestive Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Frequent Urination
  • Rapid Heart Beat
  • High Blood Pressure

There are, of course, a great deal more, and because consuming an excessive amount of caffeine can even be fatal, it is currently against the law to sell pure caffeine powder to end users. 

In addition, it is essential to remember that caffeine is a highly addictive substance. Caffeine is a well-known stimulant that can be relied on to get you going in the morning, and one of the best examples is coffee. How many people do you know who are required to do that to get their day started?

Take note of how much caffeine you consume daily, and if you find that the stimulant is no longer providing you with the same energy level as it once did, consider giving it a rest. Many believe that one to two weeks is sufficient, despite the ideal amount of time being as much as possible.

How Much Dicaffeine Malate Should I Take?

You should never take more than 100 mg of this drug daily, and if you’re also taking other stimulants, you should take a much lower dose of this drug [8].

There is a lot of debate about the best time to take it, but our recommendation is to take it twice a day, both upon waking and in the early afternoon, 1-2 hours before your workout. Both of these times should be taken before you exercise.

We are opposed to the use of Dicaffeine Malate and any other stimulant-like compound in the hours leading up to bedtime because these substances can reduce sleep quality.

The Bottomline

Dicaffeine malate is a buffered form of caffeine that produces the same stimulant effects as caffeine while offering some advantages not present in caffeine.

More specifically, malic acid encourages healthy digestion, which helps alleviate some gastrointestinal distress that many people who consume large amounts of anhydrous caffeine report as a result of their consumption of the substance. Malic acid is also an essential part of the Krebs Cycle, the process that makes energy in the cell. 

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