Nootropic Coffee: Elevate your Brain with Nootropic Infused Coffee!

If you’re reading this, congratulations! You’re one step closer to embracing the brain-boosting power of nootropics. 

Ironically, I first turned to nootropics to replace coffee - as I wanted a way to boost my brain without the negative effects of caffeine. But over time, I’ve found that a stimulant-free nootropic stack can work great in tandem with caffeine to truly maximize focus and cognition. You just need to know how to use it.

In this article, we’ll answer one of the most frequently asked questions we get (is coffee a nootropic?) and cover some of the best nootropic coffee products on the market. But most importantly, we’ll give you an amazing DIY nootropic coffee recipe that I’ve been using for years to enhance mood and focus and boost productivity!

OK then...enough preamble. Let’s get started! 

Is Coffee a Nootropic?

Nootropics, also known as smart drugs or brain boosters, are becoming more and more popular every day. And for good reason! Nootropic molecules can enhance mood, focus, and productivity and help you get more done.

And while you might not know much about nootropics now, here’s something amazing...

If you’re one of the estimated 64% of Americans that drink coffee regularly, then you’ve been using a nootropic molecule for your entire adult life! And that molecule is...yep, you guessed it...caffeine!

nootropics smart drugs

Is Caffeine a Nootropic?

Caffeine is the most widely used nootropic in the world. It’s also one of the more potent cognitive enhancers known to humanity.

The effects of caffeine are mediated through several mechanisms, including

--> The inhibition of adenosine receptors, which reduces drowsiness and promotes alertness and wakefulness; and

--> The inhibitory effect on phosphodiesterase, which seems strongly related to the stimulatory effects of caffeine intake.

    But to be honest, whether you understand the exact biochemistry of caffeine is not what matters here. The important thing is that you understand that caffeine IS a nootropic, and therefore, coffee is a powerful nootropic delivery system.

    However, caffeine is ALSO a powerful stimulant. And that means, if you want to take full advantage of the nootropic effects of coffee and caffeine, without the harmful effects of long-term stimulant use and tolerance building, then you need to be smart about how you use coffee as a nootropic. 

    Lucky for you, I’m here to help! 

    Use L-Theanine with Caffeine

    L-theanine is a molecule found most abundantly in tea leaves. And if you want to get the most out of your caffeine use, then you need to incorporate l-theanine into your nootropic coffee stack.

    l theanine and caffeine

    Several studies have shown that l-theanine can help enhance mood and focus. And other studies have demonstrated that l-theanine can reduce stress and anxiety, even when participants ingested powerful stimulants like caffeine!

    So if you want to enjoy the brain-boosting effects of caffeine without all the adrenaline-induced jitters, you’ll want to add l-theanine to enhance your nootropic coffee. 

    One way to do this is to buy theanine-infused coffee grounds from brands like Kimera Coffee, but before you do, please hear me out. I’ve tried a lot of theanine-infused coffee grounds, and despite all of them claiming to be the best nootropic coffee brand on the market, they’ve all disappointed me completely. Every nootropic coffee brand I’ve tried is horribly bitter and barely passable for coffee. So please, if you only have one takeaway from the theanine section, make it this:

    Theanine works AMAZINGLY well with coffee. But don’t buy any pre-packaged nootropic coffee that claims to be infused with theanine. Instead, keep reading and follow my nootropic coffee recipe at the end of this blog. I promise, you’ll be MUCH happier doing that instead of wasting money on another bag of inedible nootropic coffee grounds. 

    OK, moving on :)

    Add Nootropic Coffee Creamer

    Since you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard of MCTs, or medium-chain triglycerides. MCTs are medium chain fats that have nootropic effects because they can easily cross the blood-brain barrier and provide clean energy to your brain cells.

    bulletproof coffee with mct oil nootropic coffee

    Brands like Bulletproof Coffee and Perfect Keto have been churning out all types of MCT oils and powders for years, and many of these products are great pre-packaged nootropic coffee creamers if you’re interested in that. But here’s the truth…

    It doesn’t really matter what brand you go with. Just make sure that you find a nootropic coffee creamer with MCTs that doesn’t hurt your stomach. My favorite is an MCT powder by Quest Nutrition, and that’s what you’ll see in my nootropic coffee recipe down below.

    But the moral of the story is this: MCT powder works great as a nootropic coffee creamer, and you should definitely use it.

    Elevate your Brain with Nootropic Coffee!

    I know I promised you an amazing nootropic coffee recipe. And believe me, it’s coming. But first, I need to tell you the truth. So here it is...

    You can’t create the optimal nootropic stack using only things that blend well with coffee.

    If you want to reach your neuro peak and optimize brain function every day, you need to leverage the power of two tools:

    1. Your stimulant-free nootropic stack

    2. Your caffeine-powered nootropic coffee

    Stimulant-Free Nootropic Powder

    As I said earlier, theanine and coffee do NOT mix well. The result is always gross. And because of that unfortunate reality, I use a stimulant-free nootropic blend every morning BEFORE I enjoy any caffeine-infused coffee.

    Before I launched Deyus, I used to blend my own theanine-containing nootropic stack from bulk nootropic ingredients. But now, I simply open up a jar of DeyBrain, scoop one serving into water, and I’m ready to start my day.

    DeyBrain is a stimulant-free nootropic blend that has 300mg of l-theanine per serving. So rest assured, you’ll have plenty of theanine in your system to counteract any anxiety or jitters that your coffee might cause. 

    DeyBrain nootropic brain booster

    If you want to read more about the full ingredient list of DeyBrain, and why each ingredient is in there, check out this helpful blog for more. And if you have your own l-theanine brand or theanine-containing stack, go ahead and use that if you’d like.

    Once you’ve launched your day with some helpful l-theanine, you’ll be ready to get caffeinated. Here’s how to make the perfect nootropic coffee.

    The Perfect Nootropic Coffee

    This isn’t a complicated recipe that will take you years to master. In fact, I’m 100% confident you’ll get it right on the first try.

    Step 1: Brew your favorite coffee and pour it into a mug of your choice.

    Step 2: Add 1 serving of your favorite nootropic coffee creamer with MCTs. I prefer this MCT powder by Quest Nutrition. But maybe you’ll use a different brand you like better :)

    Step 3: This step is optional, but if you’re a black belt nootropic master, then you likely have a mushroom blend that you like to add to your daily coffee. If that sentence made sense to you, then add the mushroom powder now.

    Step 4: Blend all ingredients together in your favorite mug. Enjoy! 

    And please tell us: was this article helpful? Do you have any questions about DeyBrain or nootropic coffee? 

    I’ve spent a lifetime learning about these topics so that you don’t have to. Please reach out at any time with questions or comments. Email patrick@livedeyus.com and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

    Deyus is a new kind of company. One that doesn’t write blog posts for show or speak like we’re in a conference room at IBM. We actually want to help you do more, feel better, and conquer your day. So please, reach out at any time. And as always...

    Thank you for reading :)

    Tags: Coffee, Wellness

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