Small, Regular Doses of Caffeine Offer the Biggest Mental Boost

It’s not often that a neuroscientist comments on the topic of caffeine consumption and how to optimize it, but Chris Chatham, author of Caffeine: A User’s Guide to Getting Optimally Wired, shared some of his tips for those of us who like a good cup of coffee in the morning (or several) and also want to get the biggest cognitive boost for their caffeinated buck from every cup they drink. Here are his suggestions.

In an excerpt posted at Business Insider, Chatham suggest that moderate doses, say 20-200mg of caffeine per hour, may be optimal for that mental boost you’re looking for. Considering an average cup of filtered or brewed coffee has between 100-150mg of caffeine per cup, one cup per hour is more than enough. In fact, you could probably get away with less coffee every hour, if the cognitive benefits are all you’re aiming for. (Let’s not forget, Caffeine has some health benefits, and definitely does some interesting things to your brain.)

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I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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One Response to Small, Regular Doses of Caffeine Offer the Biggest Mental Boost

  1. Camilla Wesche says:

    Although Americans aren’t the world’s biggest per-capita caffeine fiends, we’re not exactly teetotalers. Research by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) has led these groups to consider 300 milligrams (about two cups of coffee) the upper limit of a moderate daily dose. But roughly 20 percent to 30 percent of Americans consume more than 600 milligrams — considered a high dose of the drug — on a typical day . If you consume more than four cups of coffee a day, you’re probably among that number..

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