I never had caffeine when I was growing up. No coffee, no tea, no energy drinks….not even coke. So when I was on a camping trip with the boy scouts and we stopped at a gas station what did I buy? A Bawls energy drink of course.
8 hours later I was still laying awake listening to everyone snore. Since I had never had caffeine before my skin pretty much felt like it was vibrating. No matter how bad I wanted to sleep and rest up for my 20 mile hike the next day, it just wouldn’t happen.
Fast forward 15 years and I’m in college and just crunched my 4th energy drink can of the day and chucked it towards the trash can. I don’t get any energy from the caffeine anymore but, if I don’t have it, I’m only a couple of hours away from a terrible headache and a really early bedtime.
Let’s be real…
Caffeine is not meth. It’s not crack. It’s not even pot. However, what most people fail to realize is that caffeine is the most widely abused drug in the world. It took me awhile to come to terms with the fact that I had gone from liking caffeine and the “buzz” to being mentally and physically dependent on it.
So I decided to quit.
If you’re here reading this, it’s likely that you’ve tried to give up caffeine before. And found out that it’s not quite as easy as it sounds.
Most people (myself included) experience headaches, lethargy, brain fog, gut issues, lack of focus, etc. when trying to get off of caffeine.
So what was I supposed to do? I was in the middle of a very demanding semester, had a baby on the way, and was working full time. I couldn’t afford to be out of it for even a couple of days, let alone a couple weeks.
This was before it was really in vogue to be drinking tea and going caffeine free so there was very little information anywhere. In fact, caffeine use (and abuse) has been so normalized and romanticized that people everywhere were simply laughing and joking about their addictive behaviors.
It took me several month to piece together what exactly was going on during my caffeine use, my high level of tolerance, and my attempts to detox.
The gist of what I learned was: many of the symptoms we face when we quit caffeine are related to the deficincies we have and the adjustments our bodys made as they became tolerant. The good new to that is that, if you take the right supplements, you can get over a caffeine addiction much much faster and with less pain and suffering.
Originally, this webiste was simply meant to be a diary of lack-of-caffeine sufferings and a helpful resource for others trying to quit coffee/caffeine. And it’s still that. However, we have set our sights higher.
We are currently working to get a new supplement manufactured that will contain a 10 day course of everything you need to get over caffeine without most of the side effects. Will it still suck? Probably a little. But you’ll make it.
The process is taking a bit longer than we expected but we’re shooting to have it released and available for purchase by the end of 2020.
In the meantime, all the information you could possibly want is here on the site. We don’t hold anything back or hide any information in order to sell our upcoming products.
If you are proactive, you can find every bit of information and supplement you need to do it alone. We just want to make it easier.
So, you hate caffeine?
Oh contrair. I love caffeine. Or rather, I love the energy and benefits I get from caffeine. The main problems are that most people are so used to using high amounts of caffeine that they show addictive behavior, get non of the benefits, and are starting to stack up a laundry list of negatives.
If you are consuming only a cup or two of coffee per day, you probably won’t have a life changing experience if you decide to stop. (however, even at that level there are benefits to be had)
I just finished a full year without caffeine and, honestly, I’ll probably be back on the juice soon. I hope I never experience the same levels of tolerance I had before since I’ll only use it a couple time a week as needed. But, if I do, it’ll be time to detox again! At least this time I know how to do it!
So it you’re ready to get started, here’s what I recommend. Avoid our blog or you’ll be mired down by the amount of information there. Instead: here’s your reading list that will tell you everything you need to know:
- What is Caffeine and How Does it Work?
- How to Detox From Coffee/Caffiene
- The Healthiest Form of Caffeine
Those three articles alone are enough to change your life and help you reclaim your natural energy. So if you’re ready to sleep better, avoid the daily energy spikes and crashes, feel healthier, and avoid crushing headaches, choose and article and get reading!