Coffee Fruit | Coffee Cherry | Coffee Berry
Coffeeberry® is made from organic coffee fruits, which are often called coffee cherries. Like cherries, coffee plants produce soft red fruits surrounding a pit or hard seed. The seed (or coffee “bean”) is roasted to make coffee. But it’s the fruit that is being used to make Coffeeberry®. Similar to many fruits, coffee cherries are high in polyphenols. And like coffee beans, they also contain caffeine. There are more than 120 Coffea species. The most popular species is Coffea arabica (commonly known simply as "Arabica"). Coffeeberry® is from Arabica coffee plants grown on sustainable farms. The fruits are handpicked when they are ripe. The caffeine we get in a morning coffee, a cup of tea, or an energy drink can help us perform better physically and mentally.* It does this by promoting arousal (wakefulness), which is a necessary ingredient for being able to pay attention and react quickly. Not surprisingly, this has led to caffeine being one of the most widely used and studied substances for both sports performance and brain function. While caffeine gets most of the attention, coffee polyphenols support healthy function. Most nootropics use pure caffeine; a better approach is using a coffee extract that gives caffeine and the naturally occurring coffee fruit polyphenols.
Coffeeberry® organic whole coffee fruit extract is produced by Futureceuticals, a leader in fruit and vegetable extracts.
Futureceuticals calls this ingredient CoffeeBerry® Energy, because it contains a minimum of 70% caffeine, along with polyphenols from coffee cherries.
Made from carefully selected, hand-picked, premium Arabica coffee cherries.
Sustainably sourced from farms certified Fairtrade International & Rainforest Alliance.
Coffeeberry® is GRAS, Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free, vegan, Kosher, organic, and eco-friendly.
Because of its content of caffeine, we consider Coffeeberry® Energy to follow hormetic dosing principles (see Neurohacker Dosing Principles) and to have a hormetic range (i.e., a dosing range below and above which results would be poorer). Caffeine is one of the most used, and best studied nootropic and ergogenic compounds. When used as a nootropic (i.e., to promote alertness, focus, reaction time, etc.) caffeine is typically dosed from 50 to 200 mg. When used as an ergogenic (i.e., for sports performance) just prior to exercise the upper end of the dose range can be as high as 600 mg. In both of these cases, responses to caffeine tend to follow an adaptational (i.e., hormetic) curve, with low-to-moderate doses of caffeine supporting better cognitive and sports performance, but doses above the higher end of the range hindering performance. We have selected to dose Coffeeberry® at an amount that delivers the amount of caffeine (~90 mg) found in a small cup of coffee. This is in the middle of the range for nootropic purposes and on the lower end of what’s used for ergogenic purposes.
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