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  • Caffeine and butter combine to better the body
  • Caffeine and butter combine to better the body
    Denis Labrecque (2015) ©
CASE STUDY

Bulletproof Coffee: full-fat brain food for biohackers

You might be used to a dash of milk or a lump of sugar in your morning coffee, but how about some butter and MCT oils? Drinking Bulletproof Coffee is touted as a way to kick-start the brain and stimulate weight loss, but are these claims legitimate or just the unfounded boasts of another fad drink?

Location United States

Scope
How do take your coffee? Black? With sugar? Maybe a little milk? What about with butter and some MCT oils for good measure? That’s how people are drinking their cup of joe in Silicon Valley – and it’s catching on nationwide.

Entrepreneur Dave Asprey came up with the idea for Bulletproof Coffee six years ago when he fell ill while travelling in Tibet. In order to revive him, the locals gave him a mountain concoction of Tibetan tea with yak butter, which simultaneously cured and inspired him. [1] But what’s got the rest of the US slurping ...

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