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Your Brain on Coffee: A Conversation With Bulletproof Founder Dave Asprey

Your Brain on Coffee: A Conversation With Bulletproof Founder Dave Asprey
Bulletproof founder and CEO Dave Asprey talks polyphenols, caffeine, mold toxins and more on this week’s episode of the Stronger podcast. Photo Credit:

Do you love coffee and can’t live without it? Or do you avoid coffee like the plague because it makes you jittery and anxious?

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According to Bulletproof founder and CEO Dave Asprey, those jitters aren’t necessarily the result of caffeine consumption. On this week’s episode of the Stronger podcast, Asprey explains that this all-to-familiar anxious feeling could very well be a result of the mold toxins that are present in the coffee you’re drinking.

Asprey quit coffee for five years because he felt, in his words, “like an angry zombie who wanted more sugar” whenever he drank it. But the Bulletproof founder was determined to figure out a way that he could continue drinking coffee without experiencing adverse side effects. He went on to develop what he calls “clean coffee,” devoid of mold toxins that can develop during coffee processing, and now he is back to drinking coffee every single day and loving it.

In our conversation with Asprey, we explore what each component of coffee — from polyphenols to caffeine — is doing to our health and our brains. We talk about how Bulletproof Coffee, or coffee combined with butter and Brain Octane Oil (a supercharged variety of MCT oil), can raise your level of ketones and help in intermittent fasting. We discuss the best time of day to drink coffee, what it means to be a slow metabolizer of caffeine, why the rituals surrounding coffee are important and so much more.

Listen to Your Brain on Coffee to hear what Asprey has to say — and visit Thrive Market for all your clean food, wine and coffee needs. But don't stop there, also be sure to check out Asprey's book Game Changers, based off interviews from his own podcast, Bulletproof Radio.

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