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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