More than just caffeine: psychopharmacology of methylxanthine interactions with plant-derived phytochemicals

@article{Schuster2018MoreTJ,
  title={More than just caffeine: psychopharmacology of methylxanthine interactions with plant-derived phytochemicals},
  author={Julius Schuster and Ellen Siobhan Mitchell},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2018},
  volume={89},
  pages={263–274}
}
ABSTRACT In general, preparations of coffee, teas, and cocoa containing high levels of polyphenols, L‐theanine and other bioactive compounds selectively enhance mood and cognition effects of caffeine. This review summarizes the bioactive components of commonly consumed natural caffeine sources (e.g. guayusa, mate and camellia teas, coffee and cocoa) and analyzes the psychopharmacology of constituent phytochemicals: methylxanthines, polyphenols, and L‐theanine. Acute and chronic synergistic… CONTINUE READING
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