Coffee is a widely consumed beverage, often used as a "pick-me-up" to boost energy levels, focus, and mood. It contains several effective nootropic compounds, including chlorogenic acid and caffeine. But will a cup of coffee effectively enhance cognition or mood? Read on to find out what the science says.

This nootropic has no healthy human placebo-controlled studies that meet our inclusion criteria. Negative side effects can occur if used carelessly, so make sure you’re aware of the risks of Coffee.


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Can coffee improve focus?

Evidence suggests two of the active ingredients in coffee, chlorogenic acid and caffeine, can improve focus in healthy humans. However, caffeine's beneficial cognitive effects will likely not last beyond an initial coffee honeymoon phase, and the effects of prolonged use of chlorogenic acid on focus in healthy humans have not been studied.

There's surprisingly little research on the effects of coffee itself on cognition or mood. To understand the effects of coffee on cognition and mood better, go to our pages for chlorogenic acid and caffeine.


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Last updated Saturday, June 10, 2023