Your body is a mix of minerals, enzymes, and basic elements. Everything you are, physically, is the result of something you’ve eaten, breathed or absorbed. Your organs and tissues are constantly rebuilding themselves. You literally are what you eat.
When you drink coffee, you’re affecting your biochemistry. Most of us eat and drink unconsciously rather than for specific effects, and we try to follow guidelines like “eat healthy” or “eat superfoods and antioxidants”. When Iron supplements are recommended for women, it’s to balance their biochemistry in a targeted way. There are literally an infinite number of ways to effect your physical and mental state using biochemistry, and supplementing your diet allows you to do this intentionally.
We’ll often recommend supplements, many you’ve likely never heard of. Not all protein is created equal, so if you have a specific goal in mind, like building muscle faster, we may recommend BCAAs to help you with your goal. Your body can use these more effectively than, say, chicken.
It’s worth noting that new brands come out all the time. Unless we reference a specific product like Breathe Right when we link to something like a brand of BCAAs, we’re doing so for your convenience, and encourage you to do your own research based on your own preferences and comfort. Examine.com is a fantastic, unbiased resource for this, and both links and summarizes relevant scientific studies.
We, don’t recommend you take any substance mentioned on this article or perform any exercise or behavior change without first consulting with your doctor. Every body is different, and while we do our best research to ensure the validity and safety of the products and techniques we share, keep in mind that you are you are unique. That being said, we aim to provide recommendations that are typically safe and have a predictable affect across the general population. We hate side effects, so if something we mention has one that’s worth noting, we’ll do our best to note it.
Beyond supplementation, we’ll also write about processes your body does naturally. Many of these processes, like thermogenesis, can be induced and occur more often to the benefit of weight loss or detoxing. When you drink coffee, you speed up the process of your heart rate to have more energy. There are many other ways of having more energy, like maintaining healthy blood sugar - or obscure techniques like getting surprised and have a rush of adrenaline.
Coffee is both good and bad for you. If you want “more energy”, there might be smarter solutions like phenylpiracetam, which boosts cognition and is derived from piracetam, which boosts memory and protects from cognitive decline.
Piracetam is a specific molecule, which is simpler than coffee, which can vary greatly in caffeine content, acidity, and effects on the body. If you want specific effects without worrying about others, why take a shotgun approach when you can be a biochemical sniper?
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