Rutaecarpine is extracted from the evodia rutaecarpa plant. This supplement’s primary benefit is negating the effects of caffeine in your system. This is useful if you need to sleep after a day of drinking coffee or taking caffeine supplements.
Decaffeinate with Rutaecarpine
In one animal study, rutaecarpine reduced the systemic exposure of caffeine and its metabolites: paraxanthine and theobromine. The study suggested that rutaecarpine increases the metabolism of caffeine.
How to Take
Measure 100mg and mix the powder in a drink or take the powder straight. The powder will sit on top of the fluid as it isn’t water soluble. The taste is mild to slightly bitter so a sweetener is not necessary.
Take rutaecarpine at least 1-2 hours before bedtime.
How Much to Take Based on Caffeine Levels
Dose about the same amount of rutaecarpine as caffeine in your system.
For example, if you had 200 mg of caffeine 6 hours ago, then you have about 100 mg of caffeine in your system. This amount requires about 100 mg of rutaecarpine.
Powdered rutaecarpine is tough to find. The only other source seems to be a branded encapsulated version on Amazon.