Posted by: Nar Williams | February 20, 2008

Gimme Coffee/Redbull/Code Red — NOW!

I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love a little caffeine (or a lot). Whether it’s coffee to drag your ass to the office in the morning, a mid-afternoon Red Bull pick-me-up, or Code Red Mountain Dew to keep you on that all night Warcraft session, caffeine is the lifeblood for many. So what’s the best way to optimize your ingestion of caffeine, to make it last longer, and be more effective for your cognitive function?

That’s the topic of this insightful post at the Developing Intelligence blog.

There’s some helpful suggestions (consume in small, more frequent amounts), combinations (sugar, soy, and grapefruit may help sustain caffeine’s effects), and info on the dreaded withdrawal symptoms (damn you, caffeine headache!).

Note: this post was written with the cognitive aid of a soy latte.

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