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    The Coffee That Enhances Performance

    Cocoa makes your coffee work better. Adding a little bit of it to your morning, afternoon, or pre-workout cup increases coffee's creativity and motivation-enhancing effects while handicapping some of its effects on anxiety. Scientists have also found that cocoa, or more specifically, the (-)-epicatechins it contains, induce structural and metabolic changes in cardiac and skeletal muscle that result in pretty extraordinary increases in exercise performance and resistance to muscle fatigue.

    Adding a teaspoon of cocoa to your coffee is a great idea. Not only does it enhance coffee's positive attributes (more creativity and motivation), it also hamstrings its negative attributes (anxiety, jitteriness). And, according to the study, cocoa-laced coffee also improves your fitness. While the study used two daily doses of (-)-epicatechins, there's no reason to believe that even one dose wouldn't confer some advantage to fitness.

    What Kind of Cocoa Should I Use? •
    Don't use "Dutched" cocoa, which is cocoa treated with alkali. While it makes cocoa easier to mix, the Dutched kind reduces the amount of beneficial phenols (which include catechins) it contains and its antioxidative properties. Most of the ones in the grocery store are Dutched, but the Ghirardelli company makes a great non-Dutched product. You can find it in the baking section of any sizeable grocery store. Be aware, though, that non-Dutched cocoa doesn't mix well. You either have to add a little fat – ideally coconut oil – to help dissolve the cocoa, or go without the fat and just keep swishing it around in the cup before you take a sip.

    Sources • Nogueira L, Ramirez-Sanchez I, Perkins GA, Murphy A, Taub PR, Ceballos G, Villarreal FJ, Hogan MC, Malek MH, "(-)- Epicatechin enhances fatigue resistance and oxidative capacity in mouse muscle." J Physiol. 2011 Sep 15;589(Pt 18).
    • Ali Boolani, Jacob B. Lindheimer, Bryan D. Loy, Stephen. "Acute effects of brewed cocoa consumption on attention, motivation to perform cognitive work and feelings of anxiety, energy and fatigue: a randomized, placebo-controlled crossover experiment," BMC, 13 January 2017.
    • "Effect of Treating Cocoa with Alkali: The Dutching Process," Life Extension News, Volume 16 No. 1, January 2013.
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    Sounds like the bulletproof coffee but with a hint of chocolate to go with it
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    I use before I train, coffee called DeathWish coffee, its about 700 mg of caffeine per 10 oz cup, plus I more finely grind it into something I use in expresso machine, its the bomb! One cup = Rocket fuel
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Survivor View Post
    I use before I train, coffee called DeathWish coffee, its about 700 mg of caffeine per 10 oz cup, plus I more finely grind it into something I use in expresso machine, its the bomb! One cup = Rocket fuel
    With that much caffeine in it, its definitely not from starbucks then, is it!! Where do you buy this type of coffee from @The Survivor, probably won't be able to find it here in SE Asia but worth a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon View Post
    With that much caffeine in it, its definitely not from starbucks then, is it!! Where do you buy this type of coffee from @The Survivor, probably won't be able to find it here in SE Asia but worth a try.
    https://www.deathwishcoffee.com/

    I'm not sure they are in retail stores, maybe they ship internationally??
     

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    Rocket Full for sure!!
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