People swear by Bulletproof Coffee for its energy and productivity-boosting benefits — here’s the reality about the high-fat drink

Bulletproof Coffee has been a popular trend for several years, lauded for its claimed benefits of increased energy, mental concentration, appetite suppression, and overall productivity.

The craze involves combining high-quality coffee with grass-fed butter and MCT oil, a form of fat derived from coconut and palm oils. Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are a form of easily digestible fatty acid.

The Bulletproof Coffee craze started in 2010, when Dave Asprey, a former tech executive turned biohacking entrepreneur, posted a recipe online. The drink is based on Tibetan yak butter tea that Asprey drank while hiking in the mountains, which he said revitalised him and relieved the brain fog and pressure of being in subzero temperatures.

He previously told Insider that he spent a lot of time experimenting to come up with the new recipe. Drinking it every morning has become a part of his entire family’s daily routine, including his children.

Bulletproof Coffee, on the other hand, has received mixed reviews. It can promote such behaviours, such as a low carb/ketogenic diet or intermittent fasting, according to some proof. However, if you already drink coffee and eat well, there’s no evidence that it helps, and the high-fat, high-calorie formula could cause side effects if consumed in excess.

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