caffeine

Careful with Coffee: Work, Worth, and Stimulants in the Holiday Season

Careful with Coffee: Work, Worth, and Stimulants in the Holiday Season

  It’s that time of year when people start asking me about stimulants. They usually mean something to help them get their work done and let them still have enough energy for a party. I used to walk folks through information on time management and sleep hygiene, point out ways to use caffeine without letting […]

Book Review:  Caffeinated, An Exploration of America’s Favorite Drug

Book Review: Caffeinated, An Exploration of America’s Favorite Drug

Caffeinated by coffee enthusiast and author Murray Carpenter is a fascinating account of how America’s most popular drug goes unaccounted for in our daily lives.  A sixteenth of a teaspoon of powdered caffeine is a standard dose, while a tablespoon is lethal.  For production of commercial energy shots, sketchy manufacturing facilities in China regularly and […]

REVIEW: Runa Guayasa Tea

REVIEW: Runa Guayasa Tea

This tea is great for those all night study sessions or days when you need a more focused, long-lasting drive than coffee can provide. Guayasa is a native Amazonian tree leaf indigenous to Ecuador. One tea bag of Runa Tea provides the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee with twice the antioxidants […]