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Jolt Gum Adopt a US unit for Jan 2015 - USS Frank Cable STS Funk from the USS Frank Cable wrote and we selected his team for the Jolt Gum adopt a unit program.   The Frank Cable's sole job is to fix submarines  - fast and...

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Jolt Gum congratulates the Red Sox!   Chew your way to your own championship!   The Red Sox bounced back from a 2012 season they'd rather forget by turning their won-loss record virtually...

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Be more creative. Add noise. Go Goldilocks on noise.  Get it just right and be more creative. It doesn't go to 11, but that noise does give me an idea.... In our never-ending (but occasionally...

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10,000 days of Jolt Cola Jolt Cola was the 1st energy drink sold pretty much anywhere.     Well, there was this also guy named Chaleo who started an energy drink in Thailand in the 1970's,...

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Jolt Energy Gum actually makes you smarter Caffeine all by itself increases alertness, focus, mental speed, and helps improve memory.  Chewing gum all by itself  increases alertness, focus, and most kinds of memory....

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Have a Headache? Your aspirin works double time with caffeine

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Hit the town a little too hard last night and now if feels as if the town’s hitting back inside your head?  Run a half-marathon and now your back hurts so much you think you must have been half-crazy to do it?  Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen and paracetamol are all good choices.

The dream team - aspirin and caffeine. Caffeine makes painkillers more effective.

The dream team – aspirin and caffeine

If you want to play medical MacGyver, just add a little caffeine and you’ll supercharge your pain killer without any additional medicine.  That’s the reason some medicines like Excedrin add caffeine to the pill itself – Excedrin typically has 65mg of caffeine per pill.

Simply, manufacturers add caffeine to their pills to make them work better.  A study in “The Journal of the AMA”  (American Medical Association) compared 30 studies of that took place over a 20 years. One of the findings was that adding caffeine to products like Tylenol (acetaminophen) boosted its performance by 20 to 30 percent.

In 2000, researchers from the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago analyzed the effectiveness of caffeine combined with Advil (ibuprofen). Volunteers were given ibuprofen alone, ibuprofen with caffeine,  caffeine alone or a placebo. Caffeine & ibuprofen together provided better pain relief.

Do you need a lot of caffeine?  Not really.  Scientists from Johns Hopkins compared the effect of a placebo, 50, 100 and 150 mg doses of ibuprofen alone or combined with caffeine. The most significant were from the combo of even low dose of caffeine and ibuprofen, up to 2.4 times as powerful as taking ibuprofen by itself.

Posted on : 29-01-2013 | By : morebetter | In : Caffeine, Caffeine and Health, Science of caffeine

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Don’t like your DNA. No problem. Change it with Jolt Gum. Really.

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Ok, this one is totally blowing my mind.  I like to geek out as much as the next… well… geek, but if I wasn’t reading this in an actual science blog (yes, I know, I should get out more), I’d have a harder time believing it.  

DNA rendering

DNA rendering

Researchers reporting in the March issue of Cell Metabolism, have found that when healthy but inactive men and women exercise for a matter of minutes, it produces a rather immediate change to their DNA. Perhaps even more tantalizing, the study suggests that the caffeine might also influence muscle in essentially the same way.  OK, so any downsides?  Nope.

Will you take a few moments and geek out with me? If you answer no to that question, skip the next two paragraphs which I’m copying from sciencedaily.com (the whole article is here:  http://bit.ly/z4urii)

The underlying genetic code in human muscle isn’t changed with exercise, but the DNA molecules within those muscles are chemically and structurally altered in very important ways. Those modifications to the DNA at precise locations appear to be early events in the genetic reprogramming of muscle for strength and, ultimately, in the structural and metabolic benefits of exercise. (Blah blah blah.  This would seem significant…)

The DNA changes….known as epigenetic modifications involve the gain or loss of chemical marks ….study shows that the DNA within skeletal muscle …after a burst of exercise bears fewer chemical marks (specifically methyl groups) than it did before exercise. When the researchers made muscles contract in lab dishes, they saw a similar loss of DNA methyl groups. Exposure of isolated muscle to caffeine had the same effect.

Ok, grasshoppers… if you weren’t paying attention (or even if you were), caffeine rocks.  Fix that DNA. Chew some Jolt Gum.

Posted on : 16-08-2012 | By : morebetter | In : Caffeine and Health

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