coffee and cortisol

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 30, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Dilemma: should one consume 12 coffee beans per day or avoid this practice? I consume them for energy, anti-oxidants, fat oxidation. I would avoid them for minimizing cortisol secretion. Would this amount be significant in secreting cortisol(it would probably yield 100-122???mg. of caffeine) such that it reduces testosterone and causes oxidative damage to cells? Should I or shoudln't I? At a more meta level: How much cortisol is a significant factor in causing damage of the above sort? Are there any other pros/cons to consuming/avoiding this 'dose' regimine???



on September 30, 2011
at 09:36 PM

How do you consume them? are you just eating a dozen coffee bean?

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on November 02, 2011
at 02:45 AM

Like others? What others?

Coffee has benefits and liabilities. Define yours and then consider appropriate choices.

Caffeine has its uses. So does melatonin. Consider keeping them in separate, well-labeled containers.


on November 01, 2011
at 07:16 PM

Coffee does increase cortisol and insulin. A study done this year on coffee and cortisol. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21346100



on November 02, 2011
at 02:31 AM

Like others, coffee increases cortisol. A common thread on Paleohacks for experimentation.

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