Why I drink it?
It’s been over a year since I started drinking Neuro Coffee.
If you don’t remember my story, here it is in a nutshell.
- I study aspects of how our brains work and affect our health as part of my work.
- I was looking for potential ways to improve my own brain health for the long-term.
- I exercise to increase BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) in my brain. It’s like miracle grow for the nerves in your brain (Read Spark! By Dr John Ratey for more information on that).
- Found out about Neuro Coffee. A brain health supplement delivered in artisan coffee (Neuro Coffee increases BDNF in the brain, too. Research supports this)
- Never drank coffee before. Smelled great. Tasted horrible.
- Talked to the developer of Neuro Coffee (Dr. Mike is a long time friend) who said this is REALLY good coffee. He taught me how to make it.
- I tried it. I liked it. I liked it a lot. I look forward to it every day. It is one of the things that gets me up before 5 AM every day.
- I tell everyone about Neuro Coffee.
Just about everyone and their sister drink coffee. For most, it’s part of their every morning.
Drinking coffee that also has evidence to improve your brain health makes sense, right?
It’s a… wait for it… a no-brainer.
It turns out that coffee, in general, has a number of health benefits going for it.
- Coffee increases dopamine in the brain. (Transl Psychiatry. 2015 Apr; 5(4): e549) This makes you feel good. (It is also release in your brain during “the most intimate form of encounter”… get it)
- You’re less likely to suffer from depression if you drink enough coffee. (Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(17):1571-1578)
- You’re less likely to suffer from type II diabetes. (Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Apr;44(2):551-65)
- Coffee can make you smarter. Attention, memory, and reasoning improve as does from moderate caffeine consumption.
- 3-5 cups of coffee per day may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 65% per one study. (J Alzheimers Dis. 2010;20 Suppl 1:S167-74)
- It may lower your risk of heart disease or stroke.(Circulation: Heart Failure December 2017, Volume 10, Issue 12; Stroke January 2018, Volume 49, Issue 1)
- It’s associated with a lower risk of Parkinson’s Disease. (JAMA. 2000;283(20):2674-2679)
- It’s also high in antioxidants.
Can you see why I’m sticking to my new coffee ritual in the morning? If you’ve read ALL GAIN, NO PAIN, then you know how important it is manage stress, control blood sugar, and reduce systemic inflammation. Neuro Coffee fits right in as part of the plan!
It has all the benefits of regular coffee and includes a brain-health supplement to boot. No need to change a thing except maybe your brand of coffee.
Why It’s Even Better in 2018
A while back, I was talking to Dr. Mike about my night time ritual.
Instead of coffee at night, I typically drink a caffeine-free herbal “tea” to chill out and set the tone for getting to sleep. I told him that it would be really cool if they came out with a decaffeinated version of Neuro Coffee so I could get another dose of BDNF in my day. (Actually, I was just trying to get another cup of coffee but I didn’t want the caffeine to keep me awake).
Ask and ye shall receive!
In a very short time, Neuro Coffee will be available in decaf for those who don’t want or can’t have the caffeine but still want all the health benefits of coffee, especially Neuro Coffee.
Hello nighttime ritual.