Quitting coffee: it's not the answer

Quitting coffee: it's not the answer

When I saw the results of the the SUN project, I just couldn’t believe what I was reading. The results were too positive and so extreme that I was sure it had to be fabricated. I was wrong. This clinical study over the span of 10 years was spread across 20,000 people and the results are amazing! The study was presented at the European Society of Cardiology where they suggested that coffee should be part of a healthy diet in healthy people.

The conclusion that there was a 64% decrease in chance-of-death is astounding. Never before has a caffeine or coffee study shown such a broad impact to people’s daily lives.

What they proved is that participants who consumed at least four cups of coffee per day had a 64% lower risk of all-cause-mortality than those who never or almost never consumed caffeine. It is amazing to find in the reporting that there was a 22% lower risk of death for each two additional cups of coffee per day and in those who were at least 45 years old the risk of mortality was 30% less.

Maybe this goes without saying, but this is such a simple behavior for such an extreme reward. If two 70 year old gentlemen are friends and one drinks four cups of coffee per day while the other drinks one cup of coffee per month, the first has a 64% lower risk of dying than the second.  The chances of him making it into his nineties would also be much higher if he kept up the coffee habit.

Ten years ago I worked with several other Doctors of Pharmacy to solve the caffeine problem. We were working to protect the sleep of heavy coffee drinkers, to promote daily health while allowing people to have their caffeine “vice” (since let’s face it, no one actually wants to give up coffee). Well, it turns out it wasn’t a negative vice after all!  This coffee study from Spain should get the attention of the best educated health professionals in society. It’s a game changer.

When we were designing our sleep aids “Daily-DeCaffeinate” & “RutaSleep” we wanted to create something that did not have the addictive or powerful sedative properties of the existing choices for sleep on the market.  Our California University research supported the use of a naturally occurring ingredient that tells your body to clear caffeine more quickly at night, without needing to quit coffee during the day.

I am now so encouraged that after hundreds of years of coffee intake, we’ve proven such extreme benefits. One of the only downsides of such coffee intake is the lower quality of sleep and rest for your body. Now our supplement inventions can offset that downside so everyone can continue guilt-free coffee drinking.




Timothy Linnet

Doctor of Pharmacy

CEO, Linnet Biopharmaceuticals

Redding, California