Caffeine and Coffee Help Prevents Dementia

A recent study showing that caffeine increases an enzyme call NMNAT2 (Nicotinamide mononucleotide adenylyl transferase 2) and this compound can block the effects of several neurodegenerative disorders. For example, NMNAT2 not only protects neurons in the brain but binds Tau Proteins preventing their accumulation in the brain. Tau Proteins accumulation are implicated in Parkinson’s, Huntingdon’s, ALS and Alzheimer’s diseases.

Other benefits of caffeine:

Men who consume 250-375mg of caffeine per day have a much lower risk of developing Erectile Dysfunction (ED).
Caffeine reduces the risk of kidney stones
Caffeine helps those with asthma by dilating airways.
Caffeine helps improve reaction time and logical reasoning.
Caffeine helps to reduce chronic inflammation.
Caffeine helps improve memory.
Caffeine is an ergogenic aid and improves exercise performance.
Caffeine can help fight depression and lower suicide risk.
Caffeine does NOT cause heart disease and may lower stroke risk!
Caffeine helps helps reduce pain – which is why it is often added to pain medication like aspirin and ibuprofen. It does this through two distinct mechanisms. Caffeine acts directly on muscle tissue, relieving pain by repairing tissue damage and reducing inflammation, and also helps block the central processing of pain signals in the brain and helps increase the effectiveness of the body’s natural pain killing mechanisms.

Benefits of Coffee:

Coffee is the largest source of anti-oxidants in the Western Diet.
Coffee may help you live longer – coffee drinkers tend to live longer and have a lower risk of premature death!
Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of some cancers including liver and colorectal cancer.
Coffee can help lower risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Too much of a good thing!

Like all good things too much coffee or caffeine can cause problems including anxiety, sleeplessness, and heart palpitations to name a few. How much coffee and caffeine you can take safely will depend on how accustomed to coffee and caffeine you are and your body size. The body quickly adapts to caffeine and coffee and higher doses can safely be taken. In general research shows that benefits max out at about 4 cups of coffee per day. For a person not used to coffee/caffeine four cups of coffee is way too much, but for a long-term adult coffee drinker this may be no issue and not even effect their sleep. General rule of thumb is no caffeine after Noon to avoid sleep issues.