CYP1A2, Brain Fog and Coffee: Does It Reduce Brain Fog?

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

I recently saw a popular biohacker give a list of tips to reduce brain fog.

The problem with following brain fog tips without understanding the source of your brain fog is that you’ll just be covering up the symptoms… or making them worse.

For example, let’s say I told you that caffeine was a great way for you to improve your brain fog because it helps boost attention.

Our new Brain Fog Report has coffee as a recommendation for people with a certain CYP1A2 gene variant – the ‘AA’ genotype means they can metabolize caffeine at a faster rate.

Brain Fog and Coffee

That tip wouldn’t work for me and other people who have the ‘CC’ genotype – because the same amount of caffeine tends to have more negative effects on people who metabolize caffeine at a slower rate.

So, it’s not that caffeine is a bad suggestion for improving brain fog – it’s that it doesn’t work for everyone.

SelfDecode doesn’t suggest random recommendations – it’s dedicated to offering personalized health insights only as supported by solid, reputable scientific research.

If you’re looking for a truly personalized way to beat brain fog with a plan that was created specifically for you, check your genes with the new Brain Fog DNA Report.

P.S. Don’t have an issue with brain fog? SelfDecode has 24+ other DNA reports – joint pain, blood sugar, allergies, and heart health to name a few…

And a brand-new DNA report is launched every week! Get access to all of our reports when you sign up for a SelfDecode subscription.

About the Author

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen flipped the script on conventional and alternative medicine…and it worked. Growing up, he suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, and other issues that were poorly understood in traditional healthcare. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a learning journey to decode his DNA and track his biomarkers in search of better health. Through this personalized approach, he discovered his genetic weaknesses and was able to optimize his health 10X better than he ever thought was possible. Based on his own health success, he went on to found SelfDecode, the world’s first direct-to-consumer DNA analyzer & precision health tool that utilizes AI-driven polygenic risk scoring to produce accurate insights and health recommendations. Today, SelfDecode has helped over 100,000 people understand how to get healthier using their DNA and labs.
Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, with a mission of empowering people to take advantage of the precision health revolution and uncover insights from their DNA and biomarkers so that we can all feel great all of the time.


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