Ah, the age-old question…. You didn’t realize they meant coffee, did you? 😊 Just kidding of course. We all know the answer for me is yes to the coffee. But, I don’t mean the coffee either, for once. I am referring to the product line.
My bio-hacking journey began with Bulletproof Coffee to try to keep myself awake during a challenging health issue. I have now taken bio-hacking far beyond the coffee, but I am back to talking about the coffee today because I recently had an interesting experience that I wanted to share.
I am training for a Spartan Race at the end of January (2018). It’s my first one, so I was doing what I assume most people do, which is going crazy with the workouts so I am strong enough to haul myself over walls. Everything was humming along, I was getting stronger by the day, and then, WHAM! I couldn’t motivate myself off the sofa.
This was around the beginning of December. Keep in mind that I am not one to skip a workout. I get up early to make sure I have time for them, and often schedule my appointments around workouts. I am also not a person that has trouble motivating myself.
Am I getting sick? I wondered. A week passed and no illness, but still no motivation. Was I burned out? I took a week off to recharge, and still no motivation. Was it mind over matter? Meditation, deep thought, soul searching… and nothing. It didn’t appear to be in my mind.
I just didn’t have the level of energy I am used to having. My days can be mentally taxing and although I love what I do, it was zapping me. I was not used to this, so I tried more caffeine, using MCT oil in unorthodox places, and still nothing.
I also noticed I was forgetting things, and didn’t have the word recall I usually have. As I was pouring MCT oil into my coffee one afternoon and fumbling over whatever I was trying to say, my husband casually remarked that I needed to use more because the brain octane clearly wasn’t working.
“I am not using Brain Octane, “I replied. “This oil was recommended to me by a friend and I decided to try it.”
“It’s not working!” he said. We laughed and went on with our days.
However, I kept returning to that comment. Could it be that this oil wasn’t working? Isn’t all MCT oil the same?
I was running out of the MCT oil, so I started doing some research on MCT oils in general. Turns out they are not the same. They are all made differently, using a widely varied quality of ingredients. Bulletproof has always touted its quality of ingredients, and is one of the reasons I believed in them and supported what they do.
I already knew that the Brain Octane Oil was made with superior quality and uses a proprietary blend of MCTs, but after my research I decided to go back to it and see if it really did make a difference. I put in my order, waited a few days while I finished up the other oil, and then I was back on the brew.
Well, guess what? It does make a difference! I noticed an immediate difference in the way my system handled it. (Let’s just say the other oil didn’t make things run as efficiently.) I also noticed a marked difference in my energy level. I was not only off the sofa, but I got more done in one morning than I did the previous week. It was like when I first discovered the coffee all over again! I was back to working out, back to being happy, back remembering what I wanted to do that day, and back to holding an intelligent conversation.
The point of all this? It is my opinion that Brain Octane Oil is worth its weight in gold. There is no substitute. I have now completed my unwitting experiment, and it is just not worth the functioning at a sub-par level to save a few bucks. After a few days of being back on Brain Octane Oil, my cognitive function was back to normal, my energy level was back to normal, and my system was back to normal.
Bulletproof knows what they are doing, and I am sticking with the original from this point forth.
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