Raise your hand if you’re one of millions who reach straight for the coffee every morning. Hey, there’s no shame in your caffeine game — coffee is known for giving you a kick in the pants with every cup, which is why a lot of people rely on it to get moving. But did you know that there’s a lot more to the coffee plant than the beans you grind for your morning cuppa joe?
Specifically, coffee fruit extract is proving to help people rise and shine and enjoy a few other brain-boosting benefits as a result.
What is Coffee Fruit Extract?
Coffee fruit extract is a compound extracted from whole coffee fruit berries. It’s a natural nootropic, which is a brain-boosting compound that improves focus, memory, and mood, and even slows brain aging.
The coffee fruit extract interacts with brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is a protein in the brain that helps you connect information and protects those new connections from aging. In fact, one study found that coffee fruit extract increased BDNF by 143%!
Combining Coffee Fruit Extract & L-Theanine in ViBE Energy
At ViBE, we added coffee fruit extract to our Energy bars not just because of the caffeine content, but about its overall brain-boosting potency that does more than just make you feel “awake.”
We also combined it with another nootropic, L-Theanine, which is an amino acid that’s also found in the brain.
When L-Theanine is stacked with caffeine, it becomes a supplement. Together, they work to reduce mental fatigue, increase reaction time, and improve cognition and memory.
Plus, L-Theanine’s relaxing properties can make you feel alert but not jittery, unlike your average cup of coffee. They help counterbalance each other so you can get the best of both worlds and avoid the caffeine crash.
Learn more about our new ViBE Energy bars and do more for your health!