How can we reduce the half-life of caffeine?

How can we reduce the half-life of caffeine?

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  1. Activated charcoal and a combination of laxatives and stomach pumping. At least that’s the suggested treatment for caffeine overdose.
    I would suggest you just stop having coffee around 6 hours before going to bed.

  2. Likely this is impractical. Best just buy a half coffee/half decaf. Most of what the coffee habit is about is literally the habit. You likely won’t notice the change and you’ll have the benefit you were looking for.

  3. I learned this little trick while I was in Canada with a friend that studied a lot to be a pharmacitian (but chose Engineering instead).
    You can add L-theanine too your coffee. The ratio is still a secret that you’ll have to figure out, but it helps to get the both good sides of taking some coffee.

    How can we reduce the half-life of caffeine?

    I myself used the following when I was studying for my finals:
    Morning cup of coffee with BulletProof beans (or any high quality coffee) brewed with steel filter (french press) + butter (if you can find grass fed is better) and coconut oil (In my case, brain octane that is an extract of coconut oil that doesn’t have flavor)
    After lunch I used to take 2 pills of 200mg of pure caffeine and 2 L-theanine pills of 125mg
    Nothing related to caffeine after 5pm
    It really worked for me, but it is hard to make into a routine.
    There is multiple threads around the internet about this effect (L-theanine and caffeine):
    Taking L-theanine and Coffee, 1st experience
    Coffee with L-Theanine? • /r/Coffee
    How I Discovered the Ultimate Cup of Coffee—and How to Make It
    ​What Happens When L-Theanine Meets Caffeine. The Benefits

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  4. Hey Brian! Hope this answer helps you out. Well, it’s no secret that caffeine is a powerful stimulant. In fact, it’s one of the most popular beverages in the world. You can’t really reduce its half-life, but you can control how to counteract it.
    Caffeine is a psychoactive drug that affects the central nervous system. It’s found in many different drinks, including coffee, tea, soda, and energy drinks. The average person consumes about 300-800mg of caffeine per day.
    The half-life of caffeine is around 4-6 hours. So after drinking coffee or tea, it takes around four to six hours for the peak effect to wear off and for you to feel drowsy or tired. But this effect can last up to eight hours, depending on caffeine tolerance. So if you want to wear off the caffeine in your system, it’s best not to drink any after 2 pm . Other ways to counteract caffeine are by drinking plenty of water and exercising.

  5. The best antidote would be to stop the intake of caffeine around 2pm. The half-life of caffeine in adults is approximately 5 to 6 hours. Heavy cigarette smoking can decrease the half-life of caffeine by up to a half and in pregnancy, the half-life may be increased by as much as 15 hours.
    Caffeine Pharmacology – News Medical
    Caffeine Pharmacology

  6. I stop drinking coffee at noon.
    Find other ways to energize yourself if you need an afternoon lift. Adjusting what you eat at lunch is one way; wheatgrass shots work for some people, as does exercise.

  7. To shorten the effects of caffeine that you’re worried about, you need to stop caffeine from binding to adenosine receptors in your brain. These adenosine receptors are responsible for telling you that you’re tired and need to sleep.
    To reduce the effects, you would need to create some sort of compound that had adenosine receptors on it. The problem with that would be that as the compound got to the brain, it would bind with the naturally created adenosine, causing the same problems as the caffeine.
    The other way to reduce the effects is to flush your body. That means drinking more water and do some exercise in your cardio zone to help increase blood flow through the kidneys.


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