Can Caffeine Really Boost Your Metabolism & Help You Burn Fat?
Caffeine also stimulates several metabolic processes in the body that support calorie burn and fat loss—when taken in the right amounts.*
Here’s what you need to know about optimizing your caffeine intake to support a healthy metabolism.*
But first, what exactly is caffeine?
Caffeine is a naturally occurring compound found in plants like coffee beans, tea leaves, and cacao. It’s also partially responsible for the bitter flavor of these foods.
So these alterations to the nervous system can actually incite favorable changes in metabolism.
Caffeine can help increase calorie & fat burn
And caffeine promotes a prolonged thermogenic state.*
Caffeine may prompt the body to burn more fat for energy.*
Caffeine can also help reduce weight (& belly fat)
And its effects are even more pronounced when paired with EGCG, a famous phytonutrient in green tea.
However, consuming a green tea caffeine mixture helped promote weight maintenance for habitual low-caffeine consumers.
How much caffeine is needed to see a benefit?
For reference, one eight-ounce cup of brewed coffee provides about 96 milligrams of caffeine, one cup of matcha has about 70 milligrams, and one cup of green tea contains about 30.
But caffeine (in any form) may not be for everyone. Some people feel too jittery or have feelings of anxiousness after having small amounts of it.
If your goal is fine-tuning your metabolic health, how can you best optimize caffeine intake? Well, it could be with the help of a targeted supplement.
Together, these ingredients help optimize your metabolic rate, promote a healthy body composition, and regulate your appetite.*
Two capsules of metabolism+ deliver 150 milligrams of caffeine. And while you can take it any time of day, earlier is ideal so the caffeine doesn’t interfere with your sleep.
Even if you drink coffee or tea, you’ll still be well within the recommended caffeine threshold with this supplement.
Caffeine’s claim to fame is often its energy-enhancement qualities. But its ability to provide metabolic support shouldn’t go unnoticed.*
Molly Knudsen, M.S., RDN is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist and mindbodygreen's supplements editor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Texas Christian University and a master’s in nutrition interventions, communication, and behavior change from Tufts University. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts and enjoys connecting people to the food they eat and how it influences health and wellbeing.