How Caffeine Supports Fat Burning

What is Caffeine?

When we think of caffeine, I think it’s safe to say that most of us think of coffee or maybe some types of tea, energy drinks and even chocolate. And this is accurate, for that is commonly where we find caffeine.  But, on the molecular level caffeine is a drug that affects the central nervous system primarily by increasing mental alertness and staving off drowsiness.  In addition, caffeine has also been proven to boost metabolism and even suppress appetite making it a useful weight loss tool.  Caffeine is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS), but as with anything, it is important to keep consumption within safe limits. 

How Caffeine Burns Fat


Lipolysis is the process by which stored fatty acids are released into the bloodstream where they can then be burned for energy.  Caffeine stimulates this process thereby making fat more readily available for the body to use for energy and therefore be broken down.


Thermogenesis is the process of creating heat in the body.  As the body creates heat, it burns energy.  This process of burning energy is what we refer to as our metabolism.  The more efficient our metabolism is, the better our body is at burning calories and consequently fat. Caffeine is a potent thermogenic, meaning it is a molecule that stimulates the process of thermogenesis in the body.  As such, caffeine helps our body to metabolize and burn fat. 

Energy output 

As we know, caffeine gives us an energy boost and makes us more mentally alert.  On the most basic level this is how people think of, and consume caffeine. This mental alertness and focus though can have fat burning benefits as well, for if you have a cup of coffee or take a caffeine supplement before a workout, you are likely to be more energized, more focused and thus will output more energy and burn more calories. 

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