Bulletproof coffee.

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  1. Director

    Director Valued Member Premium Member

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    Been having some good results from bulletproof coffee/tea over the last month or so in terms of energy and weight loss. For those who haven't heard if it, it's what all the cool kids are doing ATM.

    https://blog.bulletproof.com/bulletproof-coffee-recipe/

    We just use normal coffee and get grass-fed unsalted butter from whatever health food shop I'm going past on the day. You can get the C8 coconut oil here:

    https://www.optimoz.com.au/collections/mct-oil/products/bulletproof-upgraded-brain-octane-oil-473ml

    Or here:

    http://buttercoffee.com.au/product-cat/healthy-fats/

    The second link seems to be out of stock ATM. So if you want to give it a try even though it is the latest fad you might get some value out of it. :)
     
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    I had never heard of this way to make a cup of coffee - that's very interesting!

    Adding butter... I wouldn't of ever thought about doing that - wow!
     
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    Yeah there's a whole lot of reading you can do as it's the latest cool thing but basically you don't 'have' to pay for the top-dollar oil. From now on I will be ordering the Now foods MCT oil from iHerb as it's much cheaper and people reckon they can't tell the difference. I do notice the extra energy though, but it's not a 'rough' energy boost like you can get with plain coffee. The grass fed butter you get all around the place too. So we're sticking with it for now. :)
     
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    Bulletproof coffee was something running around in 2013 to 2015. It hardly set the world on fire and a search of the internet shows you it died in 2016 and is hitting the internet again in the last few months...

    In fact in Australia it does not even register in Google Trends to graph.

    https://trends.google.com.au/trends/explore?geo=AU&q=Bulletproof coffee

    But its just marketing trickery.

    https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/01/bulletproof-coffee-debunking-the-hot-buttered-hype/

    Butter in coffee is not new..... this is just hype IMHO to pay 3 and 4 times the cost to line somebodys pocket.
     
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    Yes I read the GIZMODO article previously, his main complaints were that 'some' of the claims were just marketing overpriced products. I posted this thread based on how having BP coffee and tea over the last month or so has made me feel. My last post was to cheaper products that are just as effective. Was just a suggestion for anyone who doesn't mind a bit of biohacking to make life more enjoyable. :)
     
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    I have had butter in coffee and quite liked it... and that was many years before bulletproof was created. The taste is one issue and the "bulletproof" proprietary technology and marketing claims is another.

    I think the author of the gizmodo article had a bit more of an issue with the claims than you are suggesting. You suggest it is just some of his claims but he actually states "almost entirely bull****" about the beans he sells.

    When you add in some other comments he uses throughout the article... "dodgy", "dubious", "debunk" and "wildly baseless" and then there is "There is also absolutely zero evidence to support Asprey's claims that his coffee has fewer toxins or provides better performance"

    As to the taste, the author states it is delicious but when he made it with the same ingredients for sale in supermarkets (ie.. not with a bulletproof") and "There was no detectable difference."

    I have not tried Bulletproof Coffee, nor have I tried coffee with butter and MCT oil that has been emulsified. I have tried butter in my coffee and it was great and I can certainly imagine that it could be very tasty. I certainly dont need those calories...

    But my inbuilt BS detector makes me think that the Bulletproof ingredients and marketing claims are full of hype.

    And mixing ingredients in a blender is not biohacking... not even close. That is the first clue that this was hot air marketing !!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biohacking
     
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    Sure, but I did write in my OP "We just use normal coffee...." Like a lot of things it's the idea that has value and not so much the branding. :)
     
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    Yum! Coffeeeeeeee! :cheers: <-------imagine they're coffee mugs!
     
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