The History & Background of Dicaffeine Malate
Dicaffeine malate, also referred to as Infinergy™, is an ionic bonded combination of caffeine and malic acid and is trademarked by Creative Compounds LLC. Although Creative Compounds LLC holds the trademark, it was not the first company to discover and use caffeine malate. After cocaine was banned from use in consumer products, Coca-Cola used dicaffeine malate as a replacement stimulant.
Like other forms of caffeine, dicaffeine malate can increase focus, energy, and metabolism while decreasing perceived fatigue. However, dicaffeine malate offers a unique advantage in that the malic acid supposedly calms the digestive distress commonly caused by natural caffeine and caffeine anhydrous.
Use in Supplements
Dicaffeine Malate is added to some dietary supplements as a mild stimulant. This ingredient helps boost energy levels, stimulate metabolism, and improve focus. Typically it is claimed to increase thermogenesis, so you burn off more calories. However, the actual effect of Dicaffeine Malate depends a lot upon how much of it is used. Often this substance is combined with other herbal ingredients, such as Chromium, Green Tea, Meratrim, Green Coffee Bean, or Garcinia Cambogia, to help improve weight loss results.
Also, Dicaffeine Malate has become very popular in supplements because it is known to be less harsh on the digestive system, and contains certain malic acids that help reduce the nasty effects regular caffeine can have in the stomach area.
According to the user's experience of Dicaffeine Malate dosing.
- 100mg: Low dose to avoid any unpleasant surprises. Mild stimulation, no side effects at all. Some thermogenesis was noted.
- 175mg: I read somewhere that dicaffeine malate is ~75% caffeine and 25% malic acid by weight, so this is theoretically equal to my usual dose of anhydrous. More noticeable this time, still no side effects. Smooth energy without much of a rush or crash, which was nice, but it still wasn't equal to my usual products.
- 230mg: Starting to push it more, the effects seem to increase proportionately with dose. I was still a bit disappointed by this dose, but it was even closer to what I'm going for. I just took 200mg before writing this, and it affects, just less in-your-face.
Products Containing Dicaffeine MalateNutricost Caffeine Pills, 200mg Per Serving (500 Caps)
Potential Side Effects of Dicaffeine Malate
Most supplement manufacturers typically include dicaffeine malate as a small percentage of the overall caffeine content. Of course, the primary exception to this observation is Genomyx Origin, which uses dicaffeine malate as the only caffeine source. Given the exceptionally high caffeine content of that product, and using a digestive tract-friendly form of caffeine ensures the consumer experiences the benefits and minimal gastrointestinal distress.
What is Dicaffeine Malate?
Dicaffeine malate, also known as Infinergy, is an ionic bonded combination of caffeine and malic acid (malate), trademarked by Creative Compounds LLC.
What Does it Do?
Dicaffeine malate is a buffered form of caffeine that produces the same stimulatory effects of caffeine but with a few additional benefits. Specifically, malic acid supports healthy digestion, thus offsetting some of the GI distress many users deal with when taking in high amounts of caffeine anhydrous. Additionally, malic acid is also a key player in the Krebs Cycle, the intracellular process of energy production.
Is Dicaffeine Malate Safe?
Yes! In fact, it's safer than most traditional forms of caffeine. Of course, I always recommend you consult with your doctor before taking any form of stimulants!
The Studies & Science Behind Dicaffeine Malate
According to the website Chris Lockwood, PhD, CSCS from www.bodybuilding.com, there are no pharmacokinetic, physiological, or toxicological studies currently present from which to assess this ingredient's effectiveness or safety versus other forms of caffeine.
For the time being, there's no reason to think this is any better than more popular, more studied forms of caffeine. Take any claims being made about it with a massive grain of salt!
Final Review of Dicaffeine malate
In our final review, I would recommend this Dicaffeine Malate to all Gymbuffs, Gym goers, and supplement users. It's friendly caffeine and healthy to take.