Editor's Note
This study examined acute hematological and mood perception responses to supplementation with p‐synephrine alone and in combination with caffeine during quiet sitting. Data from the study indicate that consumption of 103‐mg p‐synephrine does not negatively impact acute blood parameters, does not augment the effects of caffeine, or produce stimulant‐like perceptual mood effects.
The purpose of this study was to examine acute hematological and mood perception responses to supplementation with p‐synephrine alone and in combination with caffeine during quiet sitting. Sixteen subjects visited the laboratory on 6 occasions and were given (in randomized double‐blind manner) 103‐mg p‐synephrine (S), 233‐mg caffeine + 104‐mg p‐synephrine, 240‐mg caffeine, 337‐mg caffeine + 46‐mg p‐synephrine, 325‐mg caffeine, or a placebo (PL). The subjects sat quietly for 3 hr while completing mood state questionnaires every 30 min. Venous blood samples were collected at baseline (pre) and 3 hr (post) to determine immune, lipid, and chemistry panels. Compared with PL, no significant supplement differences were observed during the S trial with the exception of differential time effects seen in hematocrit (decrease in PL, no change in S), triglycerides and very low‐density lipoproteins (no changes in PL, significant decreases in S), and iron (no change in PL, significant elevation in S). Supplements containing caffeine showed increased feelings of attention, excitement, energy, and vigor. These data indicate that consumption of 103‐mg p‐synephrine does not negatively impact acute blood parameters, does not augment the effects of caffeine, or produce stimulant‐like perceptual mood effects.