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

As a kid, Joe suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, mood and other issues that were poorly understood in both conventional and alternative medicine. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a journey of self-experimentation and self-learning to improve his health--something that has since become known as “biohacking”. With thousands of experiments and pubmed articles under his belt, Joe founded SelfHacked, the resource that was missing when he needed it. SelfHacked now gets millions of monthly readers. Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, author and speaker. He is the CEO and founder of SelfDecode. His mission is to help people gain access to the most up-to-date, unbiased, and science-based ways to optimize their health.


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