NATURAL CAFFEINE VS SYNTHETIC CAFFEINE
Although some of the sources of caffeine are natural and plant-based, some are synthetically produced. The most common source of caffeine in energy drinks is synthetically generated caffeine. Synthetic caffeine is easily absorbed that’s why it leads to an energy crash that is much faster. Tea and coffee are caffeinated beverages that have plant based caffeine. Natural caffeine provides longer sustained energy and has vitamins & antioxidants.
Tea caffeine is a naturally sourced caffeine that your body metabolizes differently than coffee. Since tea caffeine is absorbed slowly, you will not experience the energy crush & jitters. Instead, the caffeine will slowly release over time, giving you more sustained energy.
A sustained release of caffeine can prevent sudden jitters and crash associated with synthetic caffeine. The key antioxidant that prevents jitters & crash is L-Theanine, which is an antagonist to caffeine found in green tea. When L-Theanine & natural caffeine are combined, they perform a synergetic effect and prevent jitters & crash. Studies prove that L-Theanine enables mental clarity and focus for a longer period.