Theacrine (1,3,7,9-tetramethyluric acid) is found in some coffee species and tea, most notably kucha (Camellia assamica) (1).
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Theacrine (TeaCrine®) Capsules or Powder Benefits
- Promotes focus, concentration, and energy (ref)*
- Non-habit-forming source of energy (ref)*
- GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) (ref)*
- Combined with caffeine, supports cognitive function (ref)*
- Combine with caffeine for greater bioavailability (ref)*
Theacrine (TeaCrine®) Capsules or Powder Mode of Action
TeaCrine® is a chemically equivalent version of theacrine (1). Theacrine is an alkaloid molecule closely related to caffeine but structurally different. The most abundant source of theacrine known at this time is from Kucha tea leaves (2).
The difference between theacrine and caffeine molecules is an additional methyl group and ketone group. Like caffeine, theacrine causes signaling changes on adenosine receptors and may influence dopaminergic signaling in a similar manner to caffeine (2).
TeaCrine® was found to be non-habituating, unlike caffeine (1).
Theacrine (TeaCrine®) Capsules or Powder Dosage
Theacrine (TeaCrine®) Capsules provide 100 mg of Theacrine (as TeaCrine®) per 1 capsule. Suggested use for adults is 1 capsule by mouth daily (or 100 mg weighed on a milligram scale daily), or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
If you are taking any medications, always consult with you Healthcare Practitioner before beginning any new supplement.
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• Promotes focus, concentration, and energy*
Ziegenfuss, TN, et al. “A Two-Part Approach to Examine the Effects of Theacrine (TeaCrine®) Supplementation on Oxygen Consumption, Hemodynamic Responses, and Subjective Measures of Cognitive and Psychometric Parameters.” J Diet Suppl, vol. 14, no. 1, 2 Jan. 2017, pp. 9–24., doi:10.1080/19390211.2016.1178678.
• Non-habit-forming source of energy *
Taylor, L, et al. “Safety of TeaCrine®, a Non-Habituating, Naturally-Occurring Purine Alkaloid over Eight Weeks of Continuous Use.” J Int Soc Sports Nutr, vol. 13, no. 2, 13 Jan. 2016, doi:10.1186/s12970-016-0113-3.
• GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe by US FDA)*
“Teacrine.” Compound Solutions, www.compoundsolutions.com/science.html.
• Combined with caffeine, supports cognitive function*
Bello, ML, et al. “The Effects of TeaCrine® and Caffeine on Endurance and Cognitive Performance during a Simulated Match in High-Level Soccer Players.” J Int Soc Sports Nutr, vol. 16, no. 1, 18 Apr. 2019. Compound Solutions, doi:10.1186/s12970-019-0287-6.
• Combine with caffeine for greater bioavailability*
He, Hui et al. “Assessment of the Drug-Drug Interaction Potential Between Theacrine and Caffeine in Humans.” Journal of caffeine research vol. 7,3 (2017): 95-102. doi:10.1089/jcr.2017.0006
1. Taylor, L, et al. “Safety of TeaCrine®, a Non-Habituating, Naturally-Occurring Purine Alkaloid over Eight Weeks of Continuous Use.” J Int Soc Sports Nutr, vol. 13, no. 2, 13 Jan. 2016, doi:10.1186/s12970-016-0113-3.
2. “Theacrine.” Examine.com, published Nov 20, 2013. Last updated Jun 14, 2018. https://examine.com/supplements/theacrine/.
3. Zheng, XQ, et al. “Theacrine (1,3,7,9-Tetramethyluric Acid) Synthesis in Leaves of a Chinese Tea, Kucha (Camellia Assamica Var. Kucha).” Phytochemistry, vol. 60, no. 2, May 2002, pp. 129–34., www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12009315.
4. Taylor, Lem et al. “Safety of TeaCrine®, a non-habituating, naturally-occurring purine alkaloid over eight weeks of continuous use.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition vol. 13 2. 13 Jan. 2016, doi:10.1186/s12970-016-0113-3.
5. He, Hui et al. “Assessment of the Drug-Drug Interaction Potential Between Theacrine and Caffeine in Humans.” Journal of caffeine research vol. 7,3 (2017): 95-102. doi:10.1089/jcr.2017.0006