Bulletproof Coffee. Does It Live Up To It’s Claims?

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You have most likely heard of Bulletproof Coffee.

If you haven’t let me fill you in.

It’s considered biohacking your cup of Joe.

Bulletproof Coffee is a blend of special beans that have gone through a top secret process to remove unnamed mycotoxins. Add to the mix lots of fat, in the form of butter and oil, and you have a biolhacked cup of coffee with special properties.

But wait! There’s more!

To make it even more powerful, use grass fed unsalted butter and MCT oil, like Coconut Oil.

As you may recall from grade school science class, oil and water don’t mix. So you’ll need to put all the ingredients in a high powered blender. Mix on high speed until a nice late like foam appears on top.

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There are many claims that this combination works wonders…

It’s been reported to improve:

  • energy
  • mental clarity
  • mood
  • productivity
  • weight loss
  • fertility
  • memory
  • overall health
  • IQ

plus it reduces appetite and fights cancer.

Dave says..

“Try this just once, with at least 2 Tbs of butter, and have nothing else for breakfast. You will experience one of the best mornings of your life, with boundless energy and focus. It’s amazing.”

“gain hours of energy and lose inches off your waistline.”

Mix Bulletproof coffee with the Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting protocol and according to the claims, bodyfat doesn’t stand a chance.

Asprey says flat-out that Bulletproof Coffee can…

“melt body fat and increase muscle mass.”


Something you may want to consider.

If you’re replacing a meal with coffee, are you missing out on vitamins and minerals that you may otherwise had with a balanced breakfast?


Bulletproof Coffee May Be Old School

Adding butter to hot drinks isn’t new.

It’s a tradition in many parts of the world. Take Tibet.  Yak butter in a fresh brewed cup of tea hits the spot for many Tibetans.

Not your style? Looking for something with a little more spice?

Maybe you’d prefer an Ethiopian blend. They like to add spiced butter to their coffee.

Adding fat to foods for increased flavour is by no means a new. It’s been around for thousands of years, and people will continue to do it long after you and I are gone.

The Bulletproof executive wanted to put his own spin on it.

Since adding fat to coffee isn’t new, the Bulletproof Coffee recipe takes the concept to a new level with better ingredients.

Here’s the recipe, directly from the Bulletproof site:

  • Start with 4-500 ml (2 mugs) of black coffee brewed with my mold-free Upgraded Coffee beans.
  • Add 2 Tbs (or more, up to 80 grams, about 2/3 of a standard stick of butter) of Kerry Gold or other unsalted
  • grass-fed butter.
  • Add 30 grams of Upgraded MCT oil for max energy, weight loss and brain function (this is 6 times stronger
  • than coconut oil, your next best choice).
  • Blend with a pre-heated hand blender, shake really hard in a flask, or (best) counter top blender until there is a creamy head of foam. (It doesn’t work well if you mix it with a spoon).

This recipe loads up the fat. Over 1/2 a stick of butter and 2 tablespoons of oil. All together you could be looking at 600 cal. The majority coming from fat. Yet Dave’s recipe is supposed to melt body fat and increase muscle mass.

The concept of eating food to burn fat doesn’t make any sense. It’s like saying that putting more gas you in your car reduces the distance you can drive.


Reprogramming Your Body

Dave says this about reprogramming his body with Bulletproof coffee…

“And because I’m having it for breakfast, I’m programming my body to burn fat for energy all day long!”

The body is always in the need of energy. Even when we’re sleeping.

To provide this endless supply of energy, the body is using multiple sources at once. When food isn’t available, the use of fats and glucose become more prominent, with glucose being the primary source.

That’s all the brain runs on. So, you’re always burning sugar. All the programming in the world won’t change that.

The body is an amazing and complicated thing.

Dave may be smart, but I don’t think he has the power to program the human body. Anyway, when you’re not eating you’re burning fat. Is he trying to take credit for something the body already does?


If you want to transform your body, stick to the basics. They have been proven to work and will continue to work.


Dr. Spencer Nadolsky has found many Paleo Bulletproof coffee followers have developed high numbers on their cholesterol panels. These “super healthy” people had bad LDL particle numbers and apolipoprotein B. A risk factor for heart disease.

After eliminating the high fat laden Bulletproof coffee Dr. Nadolsky saw their blood profiles return to normal.


Joe Rogan & Bulletproof Coffee

Joe Rogan and Dr. Rhonda Patrick talk about some of the claims Dave Asprey, the owner of Bulletproof Coffee, makes about is magic coffee beans.

some of the issues they get into…

  • Dave said 70% of coffee is contaminated with mycotoxins. Are mycotoxins really that widespread?
  • Onnit labs tested random coffee including Starbucks, and their results.
  • Coffee growers knowledge of toxins from their beans decades ago.

This clip is from The Joe Rogan Experience. He does use some tough language. If you’re easily offended this isn’t for you.

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Big Bucks

Dave’s special coffee bean has a gazillion percent markup. So is it worth the almost 20 bucks for a 12 oz bag?

Or is it just another pot of hot water?

The smart folks over at PN took a close look. This is what they had to say.

Bulletproof Coffee introduced the world to “coffee hacking” and the novelty of butter in one’s morning brew. As a result, it’s become something of an internet sensation. People are talking about it. People are trying it. Many even claim it works wonders for them.
But what is it about this magical concoction that has people pimping their cup of joe? More importantly, do the results actually match the hype?

For the full story check out their article…

Coffee… upgraded? Is “Bulletproof Coffee” all it’s cracked up to be?

The Telegraph also weighed in on this too. You can read what the turned up on their site here – Tech millionaire Dave Asprey claims his high-fat diet – and butter-rich ‘Bulletproof Coffee’ – will enhance your body and boost your brain. Scientists…