Professional articles about cognitive and mental performance
Background knowledge about caffeine
The performance-enhancing effect of caffeine has been proven many times in science. ACTIVATOR by SPONSER® is particularly used where an increase in endurance performance as well as enhanced attention and increased concentration are required. The shot is not only suitable for sports, but also for numerous situations in everyday life, such as work, study or going out.
ACTIVATOR provides caffeine from various sources, in free and bound form from guarana, mate, green tea extract as well as free caffeine. Therefore, unlike other sources of caffeine, the effect is not only fast onset, but also longer lasting up to four hours.
Endurance athletes such as runners, bikers, cyclists, triathletes, swimmers or cross-country skiers swear by the immediate and lasting effect of ACTIVATOR. The effect is expressed not only in increased physical, but also mental readiness.
It is recommended to take at least 3 mg/kg body weight of caffeine about one hour before the desired time of action. Repeated intake during a longer period of exertion (for example for the second half of a competition) is usually lower and should be tested out in advance.
Weight training, martial arts:
In the gym and for martial artists, in addition to mental readiness, increased attention and concentration are also in the foreground. The ACTIVATOR Caffeine Shot is preferably taken 30-60 minutes before the load.
Footballers, handball players, floorball players and also ice hockey players ideally use ACTIVATOR as a caffeine shot relatively shortly before the start of the game in order to achieve the maximum effect for the second half of the load, when endurance performance and concentration decline.
Work and everyday life:
For increased concentration and attention (focus), smaller amounts of caffeine of about 75-100 mg are often sufficient. Thus, ACTIVATOR can also be taken in two servings as a low-calorie "cold espresso".
General information on caffeine:
Numerous studies confirm the performance-enhancing effect of caffeine, which has been used accordingly in sports for many decades. The optimal dosage depends on body weight and ideally 3-5 mg per kg body weight is recommended.
Caffeine is listed as a so-called A-supplement (most effective supplement category) by the Swiss Sports Nutrition Society (ssns.ch).
This product is vegan.