We’ve all probably experienced the dreaded caffeine jitters. You know the feeling - you wake up for work or class and start the day with a cup of coffee to give yourself an early morning pick me up. Instead of feeling energized and refreshed, your heart feels like it’s beating out of your chest, your eyelids start twitching, and you feel completely restless. The jittery feeling you sometimes get from consuming too much coffee, or any beverage that contains caffeine, comes from caffeine’s stimulant properties. a|dash was created, in part, so that coffee and tea lovers can avoid the caffeine jitters, enjoy the numerous benefits associated with coffee, and feel revitalized and calm while still getting that daily fix of energy. Here are the top 10 reasons why coffee was our beverage of choice for delivering our fam (that’s y’all) with your daily dash of adaptogens:
1.) Improves Brain Function
Many controlled studies in humans show that coffee improves various aspects of brain function — including memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times, and general mental function!
2.) Helps With Mental Function
Drinking coffee may also help reduce your risk of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease, by up to 65 percent according to research.
3.) Improves Physical Performance
Caffeine can increase adrenaline levels and release fatty acids from your fat tissues, leading to improvements of 11–12%, on average in physical performance. We sure wish we had known this and been coffee fans in our college soccer playing days!!
4.) Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Several observational studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a serious condition that affects millions of people worldwide.
According to several studies, coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of cirrhosis, which can be caused by several diseases, such as fatty liver disease, that affect the liver.
6.) Helps Fight Depression
In a Harvard study published in 2011, women who drank 4 or more cups of coffee per day had a 20% lower risk of becoming depressed.
7.) Lowers Risk of Certain Types of Cancer
Studies show that coffee drinkers have lower risks of liver cancer, colorectal cancer, and endometrial cancer. Studies also show that coffee may even help protect against some throat and mouth cancers.
8.) Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Studies show that moderate habitual coffee consumption reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (including heart disease, stroke, heart failure).
9.) Largest Source of Antioxidants in the Western Diet
10.) Helps You Live Longer
Drinking coffee has been associated with a lower risk of death in prospective observational studies.
While coffee can have many positive impacts on your health, there are also some ways it can negatively impact consumers; this is why we intentionally created a|dash to be different, minimizing the negative effects some may experience when consuming coffee.
The National Coffee Association survey reports, the average coffee drinker in the United States consumes about 3 cups of coffee a day. When the recommended daily caffeine intake is less than 400 mg per day, that statistic can be concerning. The average coffee intake can be especially troubling if you are drinking 3 cups of coffee plus tea, soda, and energy drinks each day, even more so if you are reaching for a cold brew daily. Most cold brew coffees contain somewhere between 200-300 mg of caffeine per 8 ounce serving; so cold brew drinkers likely consume between 600-900 mg of caffeine on any given day if they stick exclusively to the beverage. At a|dash, we love a good cold brew but realize that the overconsumption of caffeine can give coffee drinkers adverse, unintended side effects. This is why our superior cold brew contains only 110 mg of caffeine per 8 ounce can, bringing it more in line with an iced coffee or a traditionally brewed cup of coffee than a cold brew coffee.
We crafted our formula with the intent to balance your cortisol levels and support your adrenal system - both of which regulate stress; they are the body’s built-in alarm systems. When creating our formula, we intentionally ensured that our consumers wouldn’t have to make the trade-off between feeling sluggish and being fidgety. Our cold brew offers the perfect balance; it has just enough caffeine to invigorate you, but not enough that you’ll be left feeling anxious or experiencing heart palpitations. a|dash delivers clean, balanced, sustained, functional energy to both your body and mind through lower caffeine PLUS the added benefit of one hero adaptogen per line. More on adaptogens coming in our next blog, so stay tuned! To sum it up, a|dash helps you enjoy the numerous benefits of coffee without any of the crashes.