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Date: 10 Jan 2007 12:38:53
From: Heat + Beans
Subject: "caffeine. ..more relief than . .conventional pain . . .relievers"
"caffeine appears to give more relief than found with conventional pain
and soreness relievers, such as naproxen (the active ingredient in
Aleve), aspirin and ibuprofen."

of course, the study was done in response to "workout pain" which
could make it of little interest to alties.

http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/070109_caffeine_pain.html





 
Date: 10 Jan 2007 14:41:00
From: ramboorider@gmail.com
Subject: Re: "caffeine. ..more relief than . .conventional pain . . .relievers"
On Jan 10, 3:38 pm, "Heat + Beans" <heatgunro...@gmail.com > wrote:

> of course, the study was done in response to "workout pain" which
> could make it of little interest to alties.

Not so fast - I got seriously into caffeine when I discovered how well
it mixed with cycling. LOTS of group rides meet at coffee shops and not
by accident. That led me to espresso, which has become another hobby
that may or may not end up rivalling my cycling addiction. But it was
driven by it. I'd never thought of caffeine as helping relieve pain
(except from caffeine withdrawal headaches, so there's some chicken and
egg there) but it sure is a kick-start for a ride. I've seen some
research that indicates it also helps muscles convert glycogen and
oxygen into energy somehow, but I don't know from chemistry, so
couldn't tell you how.

-Ray



 
Date: 10 Jan 2007 13:51:25
From: Heat + Beans
Subject: Re: "caffeine. ..more relief than . .conventional pain . . .relievers"
Yes, Anacin has been around since the '20s. Old, indeed. New, for me
was this:

"likely works by blocking the body's receptors for adenosine, a
chemical released in response to inflammation."

which led me to this:
http://home.howstuffworks.com/caffeine3.htm
tin (still catching up on old news)

shall wrote:
> On 10 Jan 2007 12:38:53 -0800, "Heat + Beans" <heatgunroast@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >"caffeine appears to give more relief than found with conventional pain
> >and soreness relievers, such as naproxen (the active ingredient in
> >Aleve), aspirin and ibuprofen."
> >
> >of course, the study was done in response to "workout pain" which
> >could make it of little interest to alties.
> >
> >http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/070109_caffeine_pain.html
>
> I think this is pretty old news. I thought Anacin was mainly aspirin
> with caffeine added.
>
> shall



 
Date: 10 Jan 2007 21:35:35
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: "caffeine. ..more relief than . .conventional pain . . .relievers"
On 10 Jan 2007 12:38:53 -0800, "Heat + Beans" <heatgunroast@gmail.com >
wrote:

>"caffeine appears to give more relief than found with conventional pain
>and soreness relievers, such as naproxen (the active ingredient in
>Aleve), aspirin and ibuprofen."
>
>of course, the study was done in response to "workout pain" which
>could make it of little interest to alties.
>
>http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/070109_caffeine_pain.html

I think this is pretty old news. I thought Anacin was mainly aspirin
with caffeine added.

shall