Everyone has worse days, we feel a big drop in energy, we do not want to do anything. In such moments we often reach for stimulants and stimulants that are supposed to increase our mental efficiency and productivity.
- What are they and how they work?
- Who can use them?
- Types of stimulants and their characteristics
What are they and how they work?
The use of stimulants also increases performance while practicing sports, helps to remove fatigue, but also helps to burn fat while slimming. As you can see, the application of these measures is very wide. The most important thing is to use them in a reasonable way, because many people abuse them.
As a result, the body gets accustomed to the current standing and we need more and more such stimulants. Such a situation can quickly lead to a deterioration of health, and side effects include elevated blood pressure, uneven heartbeat, shaking hands, headaches, nausea and dizziness. That is why it is so important to resort to such measures only as a last resort and in reasonable doses.
Who can use them?
Theoretically, everyone can reach for stimulants. However, remember that each body is different and reacts differently to different doses. Stimulants are not recommended for people struggling with health problems, in particular with high blood pressure, stomach, liver and heart disease.
Types of stimulants and their characteristics
The best known stimulants are:
– caffeine – has the activation effect of the central nervous system, thanks to which it increases the state of arousal and concentration. At the same time, thanks to increasing the adrenaline secretion from the adrenal glands, it improves the work of the heart and circulatory system, and improves the use of fatty acids at the expense of loss of glycogen and muscle proteins. Doses up to 500 mg of caffeine per day are recommended;
– ephedrine – is a stimulant that stimulates the sympathetic nervous system (?-adrenergic and ß-adrenergic receptors) and indirectly through the release of adrenaline and noradrenaline from the nerve endings. Ephedrine may include elevation of blood pressure, acceleration of heart rate, bronchial dilation, increased myocardial contraction force;
– yohimbine – is used to reduce and increase weight and muscle strength, because by increasing the activity of beta receptors we are able to burn body fat faster. We have discussed its operation in more detail in this article;
– geranamine (1,3-dimethylamylamine) – is a substance that blocks the reuptake of an important neurotransmitter – noradrenaline. It has thermogenic and stimulating properties of the nervous system.
However, in any case, we do not recommend the use of the last 3 products due to the enormous health risk, possible complications from the cardiovascular system and frequently occurring anxiety.