What is Theacrine powder?

Theacrine powder, also known as 1,3,7,9-tetramethyluric acid, is a purine alkaloid found in Theobroma grandiflorum and in a Chinese tea known as kucha. It shows anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects and appears to affect adenosine signalling in a manner similar to caffeine. In kucha leaves, theacrine is synthesized from caffeine in what is thought to be a three-step pathway.

What is Kucha tea?

Camellia assamica var. kucha leaves have been studied by many Chinese researchers. At least ten compounds were isolated and identified from the leaves and they are theacrine, caffeine, theobromine, catechin, epigallocatechin, gallocatechin, epigallocatechin3-o-gallate, gallocatechin 3-o-gallate, 1,2,6-tri-o-gallogl-beta-D-Glucose and gallic acid.

Theacrine benefits

Theacrine powder is very similar in structure, effects, and safety to caffeine. There are however, a few key differences which potentially make it a superior supplement. First, is the fact that tolerance to caffeine builds much more quickly than to theacrine. A caffeine tolerance can form in as few as three or four days, while studies on theacrine have showed consistent use for over 1 week without any tolerance forming. Another important difference is that it has been found to have a number of additional health benefits that caffeine does not possess. One study found theacrine to provide both anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Another study found it to be a potent antioxidant that may also help reduce the health consequences of a stressful lifestyle.

Theacrine specification

AppearanceWhite to Off -White Crystalline Powder
Melting Point227℃- 232℃
Loss on Drying≤1.0%
Residue on Ignition≤0.5%
Heavy Metals≤10 ppm
NMR SpectrumIn accordance with the standard
Mass SpectrumIn accordance with the standard
Total Plate Count≤1000 cfu/g
Yeast and Mold≤100 cfu/g

Shelf Life:

2 Years


Store in tightly sealed containers then place in cool and dry place, and away from moisture, light, oxygen.


  • Packed in paper-drums and two plastic-bags inside. N.W:25kgs .I.D.35×H51cm.
  • 1Kg/Bag, aluminum foil bag vacuum packing.
  • Sample, double sealed water plastic bags inside with the aluminum bag outside.

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