Limitless Ingredient: Coffee
Coffee is The most consumable psychoactive substance in the world.
Coffee is an ingredient to the limitless pill and here’s why.
In the movie, Limitless with Bradley Cooper, Cooper plays the character, Eddie Morra. Morra is given a pill that increases his brain function basically making him very smart and successful.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers but Limitless is an amazing movie and I would recommend it to everyone.
What does this have to do with coffee?
As a kid I saw this movie and started to question what if?
If you know me I’m very interested in finding what natural things can I do to recreate that limitless pill.
Let me first say that there is no such thing as the limitless pill, but there are things that we can do to get to that improved state of mind.
Coffee is one of those things, and its main ingredient is caffeine.
According to Wiley Online Library in the article, The impact of caffeine on mood, cognitive function, performance and hydration: a review of benefits and risks,
Coffee acts as a stimulant and increases our alertness and vigilance. As well as, increasing physical performance and mood.
When we drink a cup of coffee we get in this kind of focused zone.
It’s what i’m drinking at the moment i’m writing this blog post.
Also, before I workout if i’m every feeling a little sluggish I would have a little bit of matcha which contains caffeine (the active ingredient in coffee) in smaller amounts to wake me up.
Caffeine can be very beneficial, but also can cause some problems.
Everyone reacts different to everything and has a different tolerance, so this is from my personal experience.
Drinking to much coffee tends to increase my anxiety.
My heart rate increases and I just don’t feel good.
The recommended amount studies show is between,
0.3 – 4 cups per day
Which is the equivalent to about a medium size cold brew at Starbucks.
What is the best way to consume coffee to get the benefits without the problems and make me Limitless.
A popular trend going on right now is putting fat in your morning cup of joe.
- 2 cups of coffee
- 1 tsp MCT oil (high in healthy fats)
- and about a tbsp of grassfed butter
The way I like to make it is with just the MCT oil and coffee blended together.
If you feed something what it is made of it performs better. For example, We eat protein because our muscles are made of protein.
Our brain is made up mostly of fat. Add a little fat to the coffee and you can enter a more stable focused state contrast to adding cream and sugar.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of coffee and fat, visit bulletproof.com which is the site that popularized fatty coffee (Bulletproof Coffee).
Coffee is one of those special things that can help us perform better.
Like I stated before, coffee is just one of many ingredients to the “limitless pill”.
Combining coffee with other habits like exercise, proper nutrition, and meditation can aid in you becoming the best version of yourself.
So enjoy that morning cup of joe!