This compound was discovered and patented by Compound Solutions Inc, TeaCrine® is the most pure form of the compound theacrine which is extracted from Camellia assamica varkucha tealeaf and some other tealeaves, coffees, and exotic fruits. This alkaloid compound is very similar in structure of caffeine (1,3,7-Triméthyl-3,7-dihydro-1H-purine-2,6-dione compared to theacrines structure of 1,3,7,9-Tétraméthyl-7,9-dihydro-1H-purine-2,6,8(3H)-trione) , therefore acting in almost identical mechanisms. Theacrine works by preventing adenosine from binding it’s receptors which cause sleepiness, however it has also been shown to inhibit dopamine reuptake. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter secreted by the brain that plays a crucial role in cognitive actions and memory as well as providing the feeling of “happiness”. Theacrine works to inhibit the reuptake of dopamine by blocking the Dopamine Transporter protein responsible for pumping dopamine secreted by the brain out of the synaptic cleft (where it can interact with receptors to become active) back into cytsol where other cells can store it for later use. By inhbiting the pumping of the dopamine back into cytsol, more dopamine can interact with receptors and generate its effects as it becomes active. By blocking adenosine receptors responsible for drowsiness and enhancing dopamine effects, theacrine is functions extremely well in promoting energy and mental focus.
Theacrine is not a stimulant as it does not raise blood pressure or heart rate and does not cause the crash (as its half-life is 20 hours therefore the effects are prolonged) and does not cause the jittery feeling caffeine does in high doses. Thebody adapts to caffeine a lot quicker than it does to theacrine as well, causing a tolerance to theacrine to be much less than that of caffeine. The best part is that theacrine has been shown to work syngerestically with caffeine to enhance and prolong its effects while helping to eliminate the negative side effects to achieve serious clam alertness1. The combination of TeaCrine® and caffeine allows for smaller doses of caffeine to be ingest to achieve more effective results, making it less stressful on your heart. This crazy combination is why we encourage our HURRICANE product which contains TeaCrine® to be stacked with one of our other caffeine containing products.