What is smart coffee?
You may have seen people post on social media about smart coffee. That is the first way I learned about this amazing stuff! I noticed a friend posted on Facebook that she had lost a couple of pounds by using this special blend of coffee instead of her regular coffee. See my full review of Elevate Smart coffee here.
A Functional Beverage
According to the company, Elevacity, that is the brains behind smart coffee – or happy coffee – is a functional beverage.
What’s a functional beverage?
According to Wikipedia, a functional beverage is a drink intended to convey a health benefit.
A functional beverage is a drink typically intended to convey a health benefit. Some include ingredients like herbs, vitamins, minerals, nootropics, amino acids, or additional raw fruit or vegetables.
For example, a typical functional beverage is an energy drink or vitamin water. As a warning with typical functional beverages, you should consider the amount of sugar in those beverages.
Basically, loosely defined a functional beverage could be anything you drink intentionally to get the health benefits from. Since smart coffee contains nootropics, it is considered a functional beverage.
Wait a hot second – nootropics?
All About Nootropics
Nootropics definition: no·o·trop·ic /ˌnōəˈträpik/ a substance that enhances cognition and memory and facilitates learning
The coffee I use on a daily basis contains nootropics. You better believe that I researched this subject to make sure I knew what I was putting in my body.
The good news – nootropics are all about improving your brain function!
The term ‘nootropic’ is defined as a substance that helps improve your cognitive brain function. To be specific, the benefits of nootropics could be that your memory is improved, brain fog is reduced, your mood is improved, and your cravings are curbed. So, that could mean that you lose weight!
Smart coffee that contains nootropics is a functional beverage that is intentionally trying to improve your brain function.
Smart Coffee – Who Could Benefit?
Anyone that needs a little help with cognitive brain function. Here are my top picks:
- Moms – because kids.
- Anyone that walks into a room and has no idea why they are there.
- Stay at home moms. Working moms.
- College students
- Did I mention Moms?
How do You Use Smart Coffee?
The smart coffee that I like is from Elevacity. They offer two options – sticks or a tub.
The sticks contain 24 servings. Each serving has 140 mg of caffeine. These sticks are very convenient to take with you and add to hot water throughout the day.
The other option is a tub which contains about 30 servings. I like this option because you can start with half a scoop and work your way up to a full scoop as your body adjusts to the nootropics.
How to Use Smart Coffee
This smart coffee is a dark Columbian roast with espresso. This is an instant coffee, so all you have to do to get the benefits is to add it to 6-8 ounces hot liquid. Then, you dress it up as your normal cup of coffee.
One great addition is a keto creamer – check it out here. This is perfect if you are working on ketosis on the keto diet.
The way I like to enjoy it is to add one serving to my protein shake. You can read here about how I’m not much of a coffee drinker.
Oddly enough, I love the smell of coffee. Weird, right?
So, to get the full benefits of nootropics, I simply add a scoop of Elevate to my protein shake. Occasionally, I will attempt to make a vanilla latte with my smart coffee. But, usually, I go with the protein shake. Here’s the recipe I use daily.
Elevate Your Happiness Hormones
If you like the idea of increasing your happiness hormones – you know – Dopamine, Oxytocin, Seratonin, and Endorphins – then I’ve got another option for you. Smart coffee is amazing on its own, but add Xanthomax and you get an extra dose of nootropics.
When you take Xanthomax, it focuses specifically on your happiness hormones. D.O.S.E. for short.
I recently had a group of 20 people test our smart coffee for five days. Initially, I told them to start with half a serving on the first day and then use a full serving on the second day. The results were overwhelmingly positive for the smart coffee.
Almost every person that tested the smart coffee lost at least 2 pounds in the 5-day time span. Those are crazy results! Imagine if you drink smart coffee for longer than 5 days!
80% of the testers noticed a significant increase in mental clarity. One out of 20 testers noticed a slight headache while drinking smart coffee. Most people enjoyed the taste of the coffee – especially when they dressed it up as they typically would their normal cup of coffee.
I’ve seen reviews online where people say that the nootropics in smart coffee stop working overtime. My workaround for this complaint is to just use smart coffee during the week – which is when I typically need the most brain function anyways. By taking a day or two break, I have never noticed that the coffee stops working. I’ve been using smart coffee for at least 6 months and I still love it.
What about a Caffeine-Free Version?
Elevacity has you covered! Choclevate has all the benefits of Smart Coffee with no added caffeine. Imagine drinking hot chocolate that could help your cognitive brain function – that’s what you get with chocolevate.
So, are you ready to try this amazing Elevate brew? Drop me a comment below and let me know!