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Old 08-16-2009, 06:41 PM
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i dont know about you guys, but I drink A LOT of coffee throughout the day on most days. I mentioned this to a guy at the gym who is a pretty supplement savvy gnc employee who told me drinking too much caffeine breaks down muscle tissue and I might want to look into CLA to prevent this. This is new news to me. Anyone know anything on this subject?
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:27 AM
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i drink a lot of coffee as well, especially when its exams times. never heard of this either. enlighten me as well!
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:44 AM
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i have never heard of this before
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i have never heard of this before
i'm assuming the supplement seller was very lucky in his guessing, its alleged caffeine can raise cortisol levels which inturn can make you catabolic, dont think it has any effect on lifters who intake some form of amminos every few hours
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:17 PM
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With as much coffee as I drink I hope this isn't true but I really don't think it is...
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Coffee has a negative effect on hydration. And being hydrated is good.

Too much coffee for a long period, caffeine, can affect your heart pump. I.e. irregular heartbeat, and other heart syndromes.

Coffee, caffeine, can be used as a supplement for workouts, if used properly. Daily usage (e.g. drink in office all day) is bad.

Checkout green tea. It helps keeping your hydration in balance, although if you only drink green tea it can dehydrate you

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Old 09-04-2009, 08:39 PM
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Coffee has a negative effect on hydration. And being hydrated is good.

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coffee can serve to hydrate you as well, as can any other liquid...the diuretic effect is grossly overstated...based upon caffeine being a diuretic based upon a study from 1921, which had 3 subjects and poorly controlled...any liquid consumed in excess is a diuretic
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coffee can serve to hydrate you as well, as can any other liquid...the diuretic effect is grossly overstated...based upon caffeine being a diuretic based upon a study from 1921, which had 3 subjects and poorly controlled...any liquid consumed in excess is a diuretic
Indeed, maybe I was wrong in my overstatement.

Coffee does have a mild-diuretic effect, just like other fluids, and does not cause dehydration if your intake is reasonable.


Btw. I do occasionaly have a half a cup of coffee, once in the morning, and maybe once during the day. But ONLY BLACK coffee, with non of that milk, sugar, whipped cream etc.
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Indeed, maybe I was wrong in my overstatement.

Coffee does have a mild-diuretic effect, just like other fluids, and does not cause dehydration if your intake is reasonable.


Btw. I do occasionaly have a half a cup of coffee, once in the morning, and maybe once during the day. But ONLY BLACK coffee, with non of that milk, sugar, whipped cream etc.
i drink a minimum of 3 pots a day...i'm an addict lol
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:56 AM
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I'm a bit of a coffee addict as well, but I've started drinking de-caff (apart from my one normal coffee first thing in the morning) which supposedly isn't as bad. Once you get over the taste difference, it's a bit more manageable. I drink green tea every now and then, but really, nothing beats the taste of a dark coffee (with a little bit of Splenda! :P).
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