Theophylline - Glossary

Theophylline

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Also known as dimethylxanthine.  Theophylline is a metabolite of caffeine that’s also found naturally in tea.  Although it’s less well-known or used in supplements, theophylline – which is used therapeutically as a bronchodilator – has effects on thermogenesis and exercise performance similar to caffeine.

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