What Caffeine Actually Does to Your Brain

FFOver40 found this fascinating article written by Stephen Braun on caffeine and it’s various effects on brain chemistry.

What Caffeine Actually Does to Your Brain.

We recommend you read it.  Especially if you use Thermogenics or drink significant amounts of Coffee and Diet Sodas.

We welcome your comments?

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  • http://yourmace.wordpress.com Jacob

    Nice little chart there. I am struggling to lose some stubborn belly fat. I typically drink 2-3 cups of coffee (black) each day. Will the prolonged use of caffeine at the levels I’m consuming it at negatively affect my weight loss?

    Read another one of your articles on alcohol. I don’t drink more than a 6-pack a week, but it sounds like a nice little experiment to try giving it up for a month or so.

    • http://www.fabfitover40.com/ FabulouslyFitOver40

      No. Caffeine does attenuate at the receptor level but over the long haul it still provides ergogenic benefits which will allow you to have more energy which should in turn give you better energy expenditure leading to weight loss. Assuming you also reduce food intake and exercise sensibly.

      Alcohol is a systemic poison. I can’t speak enough about how it affects peoples lives negatively. Giving it up will only help you every facet of your life. :)

      • http://yourmace.wordpress.com Jacob

        Thanks for the fast reply. My primary concern with the caffeine was the additional stress it could have on your body (adrenal stress, etc) causing cortisol levels to rise.

        • http://www.fabfitover40.com/ FabulouslyFitOver40

          Adrenal stress is a natural bi-product of weight loss. Using Thermogenics will also additionally stress your adrenal glands. I wouldn’t worry that much about it but there are adrenal support adaptogens you can also supplement with. Caffeine addictions won’t cause that big of a cortisol issue. There are other issues which are far more stress/cortisol producing. Like eating processed foods, drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes etc. Please keep reading and thank you for your support.