If you’re a Mama, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, here’s a pretty picture I will paint for you:
You’re a Mama. You have one baby. You have an appointment. You organize everything (baby, extra sleeper, stuffie, snacks, toys, diapers, wipes, blanket, etc.) and you load everything into the car. You forgot your purse. You go back into the house. Get purse. Back to car. You forgot to lock the door. Back to house, lock door, back to car. You left the keys in the lock. Back to door, grab keys, go back to car. Turn to check on baby. You forgot baby. Back to house, unlock door, grab baby, out door, lock door, back to car. Everything is now in car. But now…you forget why you’re in the car.
Yeah. That’s baby brain. And, don’t tell me that hasn’t happened to you!
My kids are now 6 and 8 and I swear, I still suffer from baby brain, but I fear now that perhaps I was suffering from entrepreneur brain…LOL.
But don’t you worry, there’s help! I know you’ve all heard me talk about Bulletproof’s Brain Octane Oil and the benefits I have experienced myself, but I felt I need to explain some of the theory/science behind it. On days when I have my Bulletproof coffee (Upgraded coffee, ghee and Brain Octane Oil) I have energy to spare and I am able to focus for longer periods of time. I swear this stuff is a magic potion that combats baby brain and/or fatigue!
So…what is Brain Octane and why do I love it so much? Well, I love it because I have seriously experienced the mental clarity, focus and energy that Bulletproof claims you’ll receive from it. That’s the simple answer. But, I also love the science behind it.
As a PhD in Exercise Physiology, I’m often skeptical of supplements. But, the thing about the Brain Octane Oil is that I don’t consider it to be a supplement. I consider it to be a part of a balanced diet. Let me see if I can easily explain the power behind this oil.
Brain Octane is made of pure C8. The”8″ defines the number of carbon chains in the oil – the higher the number, the longer it takes to metabolize to energy. C8 is considered a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT). So, Brain Octane Oil is an MCT Oil.
What does that mean?
MCT oils do NOT need to go to the liver to be processed, they quickly become energy for your brain and muscles. YAY quick energy!
As I mentioned, Brain Octane Oil is made up of purely C8, so it doesn’t need to get processed by the liver and it is the fastest to metabolize in the brain. It takes just 3 steps for our body to convert this type of fat to ATP (which is the cellular energy we use). Yes, just three steps to get the energy you so desperately need. Compare that to sugar, which takes 26 steps…you see where I’m going here.
You take a tablespoon (a teaspoon if you’re just starting on it!) of Brain Octane Oil and you feel almost instant energy because the conversation to ATP in the brain is that quick.
Why not just use coconut oil?
I’m a huge fan of coconut oil, but it doesn’t give me the same mental focus and immediate energy I experience with Brain Octane oil. Here’s why: most coconut oil is very high in lauric acid. Lauric acid absolutely is good for you. HOWEVER, although lauric acid is considered an MCT oil by the science world (so far), it is a C12 and requires a stop in the liver to convert to energy. So, it’s not a true MCT oil!
Of note, most coconut oils are at least 50% C12. So, you’re not getting the immediate brain boost and that’s why I love Brain Octane Oil.
Go away, baby brain!
I am one of the most forgetful people I know. My husband bugs me about it all the time about it, but he also says I’m forgetful because I have so much in my brain. Isn’t that sweet?! Anyway, when I use my Brain Octane Oil I have seriously effective and productive days. I forget less, I have more energy and I “buzz” all day. On those days, I don’t suffer from baby brain! It’s amazing.
Bulletproof also talks about Brain Octane Oil and their XCT oil in terms of metabolism. I need to do a bit more research on that topic and read their articles further, but for me I’m sold on this product simply due to the mental focus and increased energy I experience after my morning coffee. There’s nothong like instant energy. And, I love that it’s good for my brain. YAY BRAIN HELP!
If you’re suffering from so-called baby-brain, give the Brain Octane Oil a whirl. There are tons of recipes on the Bulletproof website, but my favorite way to have my BOO (Brain Octane Oil) is in my favorite mug, mixed Bulletproof Upgraded coffee (let’s talk about non-moldy coffee in another post, shall we?), blended with ghee.
Yum. Seriously. Yum.
If you’re interested in trying the product, just CLICK HERE and you’ll get to the Bulletproof site! I highly recommend the Brain Octane Starter Kit as a good way to dip your toes into banning baby brain! Give it a whirl, and please let me know how it goes for you!