If you are a devout coffee drinker, it is probable that, like Icarus, at some point in your coffee life you have flown too close to the sun and have been burned.
Don’t get me wrong, I adore coffee; I’m having a cup of coffee as I write this. A cup of joe is not only delicious, it has been shown by research to have fantastic short and long term health effects time and time again. That’s not to mention the super coffee buzz that we all know and love. Follow the link below for the entire blog post here.
But this coffee buzz can be potentially problematic. The caffeine in coffee is a stimulant. With stimulants, alas, what goes up must come down. Hence the dreaded coffee crash and the need for another cup later in the day. It is therefore all too easy to over consume the holy nectar and to experience over-caffeinated sensations such as anxiety and jitters. Coffee consumed later in the day has also been shown to disrupt sleep.
So what can you do? If we limit caffeine consumption to avoid the crash, the jitters and the dodgy sleep, we have to go without the added energy burst as well which. Speaking from personal experience, that boost has been a lifesaver on countless occasions.
Find here great production boosting alternatives, without the side effects of caffeine - the jitters, sleep problems, and the caffeine crash.
Adaptogens and Nootropics Are Not Stimulants
What if I told you that some coffee alternatives exist which provide energy benefits, improve health, and decrease anxiety? All these while increasing focus and brain function? What if I then told you that you experience absolutely no crash from these substances? Well, if someone had told me that a few years ago, I would have asked them to stop believing in fairytales…
But it’s not a fairytale folks! Enter nootropics and adaptogens. You might have heard these terms before or it might sound like I’m speaking Greek or Chinese right now. In fact, both are sort of true. Let me enlighten you!