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Goodbye, Bitter Pills: Masking the Taste of Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Food Additives

Dietary supplements for athletes and balanced additives for all age groups must, above all, possess one property – they have to taste good more

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  • Caffeine gives solar cells an energy boost

    Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Solargiga Energy in China have discovered that caffeine can help make a promising alternative to traditional solar cells more efficient at converting light to electricity. Their research may enable this cost-effective renewable ene more

  • People consuming high amounts of energy drinks ignore the pick-me-up risk

    Some visitors to discotheques, music and sports events and LAN parties drink considerable amounts of so-called energy drinks used for pick-me-up. On average, the persons questioned consumed approx. 1 litre of energy drink mixed with alcoholic beverages while dancing in clubs. "Up to 5 litres were dr more

  • It's all coming back to me now

    For some, it's the tradition of steeping tealeaves to brew the perfect cup of tea. For others, it's the morning shuffle to a coffee maker for a hot jolt of java. Then there are those who like their wake up with the kind of snap and a fizz usually found in a carbonated beverage. Regardless of the rou more

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The chemicals we leave behind

The products we use every day leave behind chemical footprints. Learn how and why researchers are now studying those trails. Mass spectrometry is helping researchers learn more about our interactions with the everyday chemicals we use, such as DEET, caffeine, even medications. In this episode of ... more

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Coke & Diet Coke

Over the past week, you may well have seen a couple of graphics purporting to explain the effect that drinking a can of Coke or Diet Coke has on your body. They’ve been picked up by a range of online news and media sites, and as a result circulated widely. Unfortunately, although some of the informa more

Why is Coffee Bitter?

Mention coffee, and caffeine is the chemical compound name that immediately springs to mind. However, whilst caffeine’s effects on the brain are well documented –it binds to adenosine receptors in the brain – it has relatively little impact when it comes to the taste of coffee. Coffee, as it turns o more

Polyphenols & Antioxidants

After looking at the chemistry of coffee in the previous post, it seemed only fair to also consider the chemistry of tea, just so all the tea drinkers out there don’t feel left out. Much like coffee, tea contains a hugely wide variety of chemical compounds, but some of the most important in terms of more

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  • Keeping the Workflow in Focus

    There has been much discussion surrounding the benefits of gravimetric sample preparation during the last 12 months . It has been recognised by industry organisations such as the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) who proposed an update to sub-chapter “Weighing on an Analytical Balance” in Pharmacopeial Forum (PF) Sept/Oct 2012. This proposal includes a detailed description of the steps involved in gravimetric dosing for sample and standard preparation. more

  • Caffeine Kick

    Caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive substance worldwide. It supplies the active ingredient in beverages such as coffee, tea and energy drinks. Caffeine can focus vigilance and attention, reduce drowsiness and enhance the ability to perform cognitive functions. Its neurobiological effects are ascribed to the antagonisation of cerebral adenosine receptors. more

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Caffeine citrate

Caffeine citrate Caffeine citrate (Cafcit®) is a citrate salt of caffeine , sometimes used in medical treatment, including short-term treatment of apnea of prematurity (lack of breathing in premature infants ). Caffeine citrate functions in ... more

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