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Caffeine: A Userís Guide to Getting Optimally Wired
Science Blogs ^ | February 11, 2008 | Posted by Chris Chatham

Posted on 06/30/2012 3:15:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

1) Consume in small, frequent amounts.

Between 20-200mg per hour may be an optimal dose for cognitive function.

2) Play to your cognitive strengths while wired. Caffeine may increase the speed with which you work, may decrease attentional lapses, and may even benefit recall - but is less likely to benefit more complex cognitive functions, and may even hurt others. Plan accordingly (and preferably prior to consuming caffeine!)

3) Play to caffeine's strengths.

Caffeine's effects can be maximized or minimized depending on what else is in your system at the time. (Definitely add sugar. Grapefruit juice may prolong the effects of caffeine, while nicotine may speed up the body's metabolism of it.)

4) Know when to stop - and when to start again.

(Excerpt) Read more at scienceblogs.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: caffeine
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1 posted on 06/30/2012 3:15:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“Caffeine’s effects can be maximized or minimized depending on what else is in your system at the time. (Definitely add sugar.”

Programmers have known this for years... coke & twinkies for optimal all night programming binges :)


2 posted on 06/30/2012 3:18:59 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: SeekAndFind
Know when to stop...

When it is time to sleep.

3 posted on 06/30/2012 3:20:49 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: SeekAndFind

I need coffee just to read that.


4 posted on 06/30/2012 3:22:07 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Coffee calms me and helps me sleep. The more the better.


5 posted on 06/30/2012 3:26:55 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: SeekAndFind

double shot please


6 posted on 06/30/2012 3:27:43 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: mnehring

Sleep is a crutch.


7 posted on 06/30/2012 3:30:41 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (1 if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by SCOTUS)
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To: mountainlion
I need coffee just to read that.

LOL

8 posted on 06/30/2012 3:34:08 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (I like to think of FreeRepublic as the new White Horse Inn - FReeper Springfield Reformer)
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To: SeekAndFind
Drip IV from the coffee pot always works for me.

/johnny

9 posted on 06/30/2012 3:37:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SeekAndFind

Your body adjusts to caffeine, I drink coffee from morning to night and sleep well. There are more and more reports out now that coffee has some good effects.


10 posted on 06/30/2012 3:43:24 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: SeekAndFind
Always wash down your anti-arrhythmic and anti-hypertensive meds with a 16oz bold Colombian coffee. *

*This statement has not yet been evaluated by an approved Obamascare Death Panel.

11 posted on 06/30/2012 3:46:16 PM PDT by Dysart (Race card is tyranny. Don't be cowed.)
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To: SeekAndFind; Tax-chick

Apparently it makes me smarter to chain-smoke and drink Red Bull constantly.
I’l be sure to let my doctor know this on Friday when I go for my annual check-up.


12 posted on 06/30/2012 3:46:47 PM PDT by Anoreth (It's not a great party until someone loses rank.)
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To: potlatch

More than three mugs per week or one in a day and it aggrevates the arthtitis in my tennis shoulder and golf knee. I don’t play either one anymore, too.


13 posted on 06/30/2012 3:51:13 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Repeat Offender

Sleep is for wimps. Healthy, well rested wimps, but wimps nonetheless...


14 posted on 06/30/2012 3:54:19 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: SeekAndFind

My rule (at least in Ma. where all sizes are a buck) is if you are driving by a McDonalds, pull in, it’s time for another cup ( and it’s good).


15 posted on 06/30/2012 4:21:59 PM PDT by bramps (Newt was the one, but Romney will do.)
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To: Dysart

Wait until Obamacare makes gun registration mandatory for required coverage, since it is a “threat to your health”. Then failure to register guns counts as insurance fraud.
This isn’t far fetched. My pediatrician per the AMA guidelines asked me about this several years ago until I told her “none of your business”.
My OBGYN was much more understanding. “I work in downtown Dallas, in IT, often coming in before the front desk is open or late in the evening. As an OBGYN, you should appreciate a patient taking measures to prevent rape.” He smiled, said he wished more patients were this responsible, and asked which range I practiced on.


16 posted on 06/30/2012 5:05:33 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: SeekAndFind

Grapefruit juice? That’s just nasty.


17 posted on 06/30/2012 5:28:53 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: MHGinTN

That’s a shame, you can’t even enjoy a cup every morning. Wonder why it does that to you? I’m sorry you can’t enjoy your sports anymore!


18 posted on 06/30/2012 5:36:45 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: Anoreth

Let me know how that works out.


19 posted on 06/30/2012 6:08:03 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat and bring me safe to His heavenly kingdom.")
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To: potlatch

I enjoy a big two tea bag mug of Twinings Breakfast tea with french vanilla creamer in the mornings.


20 posted on 06/30/2012 6:23:14 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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