One of my friends, a very busy medical doctor, tells me he cannot survive without his coffee. He says he has been timing how long his coffee’s effects last and has found them to last almost exactly 5 hours. This number is not a constant of course, and the exact timespan depends on the individual’s unique biology and genetics. Many people share my friend’s love and need for coffee in their lives. What if I told you that there is a way to dramatically increase the timespan and magnitude of your coffee’s effects without any additional caffeine?! I am sure my friend would be happy if I told him I can make his coffee last for 7-8 hours! Wouldn't you be? Here is what you need to do it:
1) 200mg-500mg of Curcumin: This is not to be confused with Turmeric. Curcumin comes from Turmeric, but it would take a much larger amount of Turmeric to obtain the required amount of Curcumin.
2) 10mg-20mg Black Pepper Extract (Piperine): This is also not to be confused with regular Black pepper, as the extract is much more concentrated.
So to make it work, make sure you obtain the standardized extracts in the form of supplements.
Consume the combination of black pepper extract (Piperine) and curcumin at the same time or just prior to having your coffee. That’s it. You have now created your own “amplified” coffee!
How it works:
The duration of the coffee's effects is mainly increased through curcumin, and I will shortly explain how. The purpose of the black pepper extract is to make curcumin more bioavailable, as it increases curcumin’s bioavailability by 20-fold! Otherwise, without the black pepper extract, the curcumin would be useless for most intents and purposes.
Curcumin achieves this effect by competitively inhibiting the CYP1A2 enzyme, which is the enzyme responsible for metabolizing 95% of your coffee. Consequently, your body takes significantly more time than usual to metabolize all the coffee in your body, making the caffeine more bioavailable and longer lasting!
Warning: Do not use this lifehack if you take any kind of clinical medicine or prescription drug. Black Pepper Extract inhibits the enzyme responsible for the metabolism of 60% of all available meds. So only do this if you take no meds whatsoever!