The Bulletproof Craze (Why is Butter Coffee so Popular?)

It wasn’t very long ago that people were saying coffee and butter were both (independently) bad for your health. Today, times are shifting – the butter coffee craze has created a host of different celebrity and professional athlete endorsements not to mention a lot of average people in between.

What makes the Bulletproof coffee craze so interesting is how many people have started to adopt the different styles that match their unique needs. More importantly, it isn’t a fad that is focused on depriving people of something that they enjoy. Instead it’s an indulgent way to enjoy life more.

Is Butter Coffee Good For You?

If you are looking for a butter coffee review, just consider the ingredients and then what you are trying to achieve from them. If you are taking butter coffee because you are trying to get purely mental stimulation, the concept is that the fat (lipids) are helpful for absorption of the coffee.

This may or may not be true, but it is one of the reasons so many people are turning to coffee in butter in order to get the additional calories, mental energy, and in some cases even cognitive abilities.

Saturated fat was once vilified as the worst kind of thing that you can consume. Now it is obvious that butter and saturated fats are not the worst possible things that you can consume, but they are in fact quite healthy for you.

There are plenty of places where you can find a good butter coffee recipe, but you just need to look a little bit harder and you’ll find a few things that you never would have expected. Namely, you will find that many of the coffee types that you purchase could be enhanced if you just got better beans. You’ll recognize that the butter you buy is probably not that great (grass-fed is better!).

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you’ll realize that MCT oil is a potentially great way to improve the health of your brain without causing a lot of problems. In the future, you’ll recognize that when people all say something is bad or may not be healthy, it isn’t as true as you may think.

For example, the Bulletproof exec currently gets a lot of bad comments for recommending modafinil, but in reality more people are coming around to his reasoning every day.

Consider for yourself what you desire and how things will evolve for your body and it will be better.

Should I Give My Kid Smart Drugs?

A lot of parents struggle with a healthy balance of giving their kid every opportunity to succeed and pushing them too far. A lot of kids would like to have great grades and make their parents proud, but not at the expense of their health and fun. This is why a lot of parents feel guilty about giving their kids Ritalin or Adderall, not to mention the fact that there exists a fair amount of alternatives to Adderall. Even if your children have not been prescribed drugs to help them perform better, you still want to make sure that you help them when possible.

teenagerYet, at a young age their brain is very impressionable and susceptible to long term change. The last thing you want to do is create a dependency on drugs that change brain chemistry at a young age. Most people who get hooked on caffeine at a young age never get off of it, for instance. While caffeine is not the end of the world for most parents, it is the tip of the iceberg if you are opening the smart drug door for kids.

Starting them off early is not a bad idea, but the age should be 18 or older. Having kids change their brain chemistry too much earlier than that is not a good idea and it is useful to speak to a doctor before doing anything. Remember, you have a responsibility to do what is right by them, which is not always what you would do!

While there are few parents who intentionally give nootropics to their children with bad intentions, it is still a problem that you must be aware and vigilant of. Instead of getting them started as soon as you can, just try to make sure you give them a slow and steady introduction to brain improvements through natural means first. Then they can expand their supplementation from there.

How to Recuperate From Injuries

A lot has been said about injuries and the traditional method of icing, compressing, and elevating (ICE acronym). This theory is not inherently wrong, but there are many other aspects of injury recovery that go into the process. Most of the time, a specific type of injury will not benefit from compression, ice, or elevation in the early period so it all must be taken on a case by case basis.

You might find that recuperating from injuries is a lot more difficult than you expect if you don’t pay close attention to some of the following tips and tricks that we have accumulated.

Injury RecoveryFor one thing, make sure rest is always the most important part. If you do not give your body the opportunity to heal itself, there is a good chance you will find yourself in an unhealthy position for longer stretches at a time. If you have an injured ligament or tendon, don’t use that part of your body for an extended period and then you’ll find out how quickly your body can handle it.

If you are eating properly and taking the right approach to your lifestyle choices, you are going to heal a lot faster than if you had no caution and just consumed whatever you desired. In addition to eating properly, you need to do the right mobility exercises and stretches. That might include some painful foam rolling to make sure scar tissue doesn’t form in certain parts of the body.

Finding a professional is not necessary, but rehabilitation exercises and support is never going to hurt. At the end of the day, there are a lot of people who get through injuries without the help of a professional and they do so by stretching properly and using the right kind of mobility support. This might be as simple as looking up your injury on Youtube and finding people discussing the subject.

How Many Carbs is Too Much?

There are probably a million different beliefs on the topic of how many carbs is too much, but if you are anything like most people, you will have your own opinion on the matter. The important thing is to develop an opinion that has a basis in facts and your personal goals as opposed to what someone else has said. Most of the time, people are too caught up trying to listen to others instead of looking at the data and determining what they want to achieve in their life.

carbs pastaFor someone who is power lifting, for example, it does not make sense to limit your carb intake. The goal in this situation is to become as big and strong as possible and trying to eat only a few carbs each day probably isn’t going to offer all that much benefit. However, if you are trying to get rid of fat and live a more lean lifestyle, you might want to look into reducing the carbs in your diet compared to the other foods you’re eating.

Protein is always one of the best things that you can incorporate into your diet and if it comes in place of carbs, you’ll be okay with that as well. Making sure that you have enough carbohydrates is important because you need this as the most ready source of energy for the human body. This is why humans love the taste of sugar so much. A typical number of carbs per day is anywhere from 100 – 220 grams. The 100 grams per day is on the lower side for someone who eats fibrous sources of carbs and whole foods.

Making sure that you have the right kind of carbs is also important so try to eat less sugar and more sweet potatoes as well.

How to Use Racetams

Starting with any kind of smart drug can be intimidating because there are things people say online that can be scary or seem risky. A lot of people also find that using racetams is scary because it is altering their brain chemistry. Some people consider tinkering and toying with their brain chemistry to be one of the most dangerous things, but in reality it is not so dangerous if you have scientific reasons behind certain practices.

For example, the racetam line of nootropics was found and discovered in the 1960s, which was over 50 years ago. Because of this, piracetam is one of the most common nootropics that you can currently find on the market. People who are trying to use racetams to their benefit will find that piracetam is a good place to start. It helps to improve memory formation and prevent memory loss, but it should be used in the right dosage and in the right way.

nootropicsPiracetam should be used in a higher dosage than any of the more potent analogues. For example, taking piracetam in a dose of 3600 – 4600 mg is helpful because you need so much to see really potent and stimulating effects. Also, adding choline (such as alpha GPC or CDP choline) will be helpful for you to get the best results from your piracetam experiments.

This is the best way to start using racetams and it is the most basic, but after you have tried this you are free to start using other types of racetams, such as aniracetam and oxiracetam. These options will help you to have more stimulating focus and they will improve your memory even further. The combination of these drugs is best for people who are trying to do some amazing things with their professional lives.

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