Caffeine Effects on the Brain – Part 2

Welcome to GreenEyedGuide, your guide to the science behind caffeine and energy drinks. This is a series on How Caffeine Affects the Brain. Since this is a complex topic and we have a lot to cover, I’ve broken the key questions into different posts. In this part, we compare coffee versus energy drinks to determine what makes the best study aid and why.

Later in this series, we’ll also talk about:

  • Why does caffeine work differently after an all-nighter?
  • What ingredients in energy drinks help you focus during gaming?
  • Does your brain get addicted to caffeine and energy drinks?

Coffee Versus Energy Drinks – Which is Better for Studying?

If you don’t have time to watch the full episode, don’t worry! The highlights are below.

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When is Caffeinated Water an Energy Drink? Hint Kick – Energy Drink of the Month – April 2018

Start with water. Add flavor. Add vitamins. Add color. Add sweetener. At what point does “water” become something else? Consider a drink with only caffeine, water, and flavor – what do we call this?  For this month’s energy drink pick, let’s discuss a beverage contrary to energy drink expectations and the science behind the green coffee beans used to fuel it. Read more

Energy Drink of the Month – March 2017: MATI Healthy Energy

This month we examine another energy-drink-in-disguise, the health benefits of the ingredients, and the caffeine comparisons to similar products. This product has one of the simplest ingredient lines I’ve ever seen, and it lives up to the “Healthy Energy” proclaimed on the label. Read more

Coffee and Chlorogenic Acid- Book Excerpt of the Week 

This excerpt comes from PART THREE of my book, where I talk about the science behind energy drink ingredients! 

Large studies involving thousands of people across multiple countries have shown the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus decreases as coffee consumption increases. [Higdon, J.F. and B.Frei.2006. Coffee and Health: A Review of Recent Human Research. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 46:101-123]

We haven’t done a deep-dive here on GreenEyedGuide to discuss chlorogenic acid, but it’s worth noting chlorogenic acid might be one reason for the coffee/diabetes association:

Stay tuned for next weeks’s excerpt, posted every Monday here, on Instagram.com/greeneyedguide and Facebook.com/energydrinkguide 

You can get your copy at Amazon [amzn.to/2bjHRbk] and wherever books are sold.

Check out this sweet Instagram shout-out from GreenEyedGuide fan @frankchills:

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Big shout out to @greeneyedguide for providing me with a copy of her book… like her instagram the book is filled with numerous facts about energy drinks down to their ingredients. Again thank you for this!”