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Before You Speak Coffee Reviews

Posted on May 25, 2019

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Without coffee, where would we be?

 

There’s something constantly appealing about a hot cuppa. It can hit the spot quite unlike anything else and turn a sour mood into a sprightly one within minutes.

 

Some quiver at the thought of facing a morning without a cup of coffee. It seems to re-wire our brain circuitry in all the right ways, fighting that zombie-like feeling early in the day.

  

Some say that when the zombie apocalypse arrives, all we have to do is offer the moody horde hot coffee on tap! Preferably with a chocolate dusting.

 

Coffee makes a daily appearance in billions of lives globally. It can be boiled, pressed, stirred, brewed, percolated and plunged, for a variety of interesting soul-reviving drinks.

 

In fact, it makes such a prominent appearance in our lives that it could be mistaken for a fashion accessory.

 

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Coffee even makes regular appearances in high budget films and TV series, like cigarettes once did. And sometimes by accident too (Game of Thrones). This hot drink gets us to appointments on time, clears up our thinking for important meetings and discussions and can be the perfect social ice-breaker.

 

Yes, it's cool to drink coffee. And there’s nothing wrong with that …

 

It used to be believed by many that coffee is no more than a means to a fix of caffeine. But there’s more to coffee than stimulants. And this drink holds more value than the milk-foam patterns that baristas expertly craft, though these certainly are a nice touch.

 

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Coffee actually contains a range of natural plant compounds, such as chlorogenic acids, theophylline, theobromine, diterpines and antioxidants. And of course, there’s an abundance of caffeine!

 

Scientific research has shown that moderate coffee consumption (3-5 cups/day) leads to a reduced risk of many chronic disease. This notion flew in the face of outdated beliefs that coffee was harmful to our health (1).

 

Though stimulants can be addictive, coffee is probably no more harmful than being reliant upon an enjoyable exercise routine or relaxation practice.

 

What is Before You Speak Coffee?

The Before You Speak High Performance Coffee Ingredients include single-origin Columbian coffee, green coffee bean extract, MCT powder, Black Pepper and two therapeutic herbal medicines (turmeric and Siberian ginseng).

 

These are the basic ingredients used throughout the entire range, except for Glow which has a slightly different focus.

 

With a range of functional and carefully-selected ingredients mixed in with traditional coffee, Before You Speak is more than your average cuppa. In fact, it’s really more of a functional food.

 

This keto coffee has taken off in Australia, where it has been accepted as a quick and easy brew with multiple health benefits. It certainly has met the consumer code of acceptance.

 

Why are People Drinking Before You Speak Coffee?

  1. 100% Natural
  2. Gluten Free
  3. Paleo Friendly
  4. Lactose Free
  5. Vegan Friendly (except GLOW)
  6. Keto Coffee
  7. Convenient
  8. Tastes Great
  9. Health Benefits
  10. Weight Loss Programs
  11. Pre-Workout Energy

 

Before You Speak ONE OG and ONE CARAMEL

Take your pick between a creamy and delicious instant coffee power with or without caramel flavour. Either way, you’re in for a treat.

 

Turmeric

There are more scientific studies on this plant than you can poke a stick at. A really, really big stick.

 

Most of us can find this spice at home, hanging out in our pantry where it might make the occasional appearance, adding colour and flavour to a curry.

 

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One of the first things a Naturopath learns about this spice is that there’s a big difference between supermarket bought and medicinal grade turmeric.

 

Wait, is it Curcumin or Turmeric?

Firstly, the botanical name for turmeric is Curcuma longa. Within this plant are a group of natural plant compounds called Curcuminoids. One of the main curcuminoids is called curcumin.

 

Plant chemistry is a complex topic. Simply put, Curcumin is one of the major active compounds found in turmeric.

 

Before You Speak use Curcumin C3 Complex, which is the gold standard of turmeric extracts. This is due to the large amount of research that has been undertaken specifically on this C3 Complex.

 

The health of the turmeric plant is influenced by many factors, just as our health is. And a healthy turmeric plant makes for a more potent turmeric powder, which is made from the root of the plant. 

 

Factors that affects the health of plants are environment, soil fertility, processing and transportation method, plus many more.  

 

Rigorous testing is undertaken on all medicinal grade turmeric to ensure that it has the right balance of phytochemicals. After all, every single turmeric plant will have a subtle variation in its natural chemical profile.  

 

The main medicinal actions identified for turmeric are: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiplatelet (blood-thinning), hypolipidemic (lowers cholesterol and triglycerides), nootropic and choleretic (increases bile production). 

 

The conditions that turmeric may benefit stretch out on a long list. Some of these are Insulin Resistance, High Blood Pressure, Elevated LDL Cholesterol, Overweight and Obesity, Osteoarthritis, Anxiety, Heart Disease, Depression, Age-Related Brain Changes and other Chronic Degenerative Diseases (2,3).

  

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Despite the fact that Curcumin is a natural compound found in turmeric with loads of benefits, it simply does not absorb well through the human intestinal wall (4). On top of this, it is rapidly metabolised and eliminated from the body!

 

Fortunately, there is an inherent synergism between curcumin and piperine found in black pepper. Research has shown that black pepper boosts curcumin absorption by around 2000% (20x higher levels)(5).

 

And guess what can be found in each sachet of Before You Speak Coffee (excluding GLOW)? That’s right, a combination of black pepper and turmeric.

 
 Before You Speak ONE Cinnamon Spice

If you’re a fan of cinnamon, then this is your cup of coffee.

 

Like turmeric, Cinnamon offers some health benefits. This spice contains a range of natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. It may also improve insulin resistance and help fight obesity, heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

 

If you’re keen to try something different, ONE Cinnamon Spice is definitely worth a go.

 

Keto Coffee Needs MCTs

No keto coffee would be complete without some Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs). These saturated fatty acids are naturally found in coconut oil and sustainably-sourced palm oil.

 

Research is showing that there is a big difference between saturated fats when it comes to the impact they have on human health. Oils ain’t oils folks!

 

And it all comes down to chain length.

 

For instance, arachidonic acid is a long-chain saturated fat found in animal meats and egg yolks. This fatty acid has been linked to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (6).

 

On the other hand, medium chain fatty acids (MCTs) when used in the diet to replace long-chain fatty acids produce some interesting results. They actually fight obesity.

 

Who would have thought that fat-fighting dietary fats would ever be a thing?

 

Well they certainly are now.

 

Scientific research is showing that MCTs boost the metabolism, reduce hunger and have no adverse effects on metabolic risk factors (7,8).

 

MCTs are also praised for their brain-boosting benefits, assisting with focus and concentration.

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Ketogenic coffees, like Before You Speak High Performance, have become a popular way to keep energy levels bolstered. And for good reason. At between 0.5g (Caramel/Cinnamon/Plain) to 0.93g (GLOW) of carbohydrates per sachet, Before You Speak is a great keto coffee you can count on.

 

Siberian Ginseng

Few herbs attract as much attention as the Ginsengs. And there’s more than one, with Indian Ginseng (Ashwagandha/Winter Cherry/Withania somnifera), Panax Ginseng (Korean Ginseng), American Ginseng and Panax Notoginseng.

 

Siberian Ginseng has long been used by athletes as a stamina and performance enhancer. Clinical trials have demonstrated that supplementation can boost endurance capacity and VO2 and even offer a glycogen-sparing effect (9).

 

Siberian Ginseng has also been shown to assist with mental health and socialising skills in elderly people (10).

 

This herbal medicine is known as an adaptogenic. This means that it helps us adapt to stress, whether it be physical, mental or emotional.

 

Not a bad ingredient to have in your daily cup of coffee!

 

Before You Speak GLOW Collagen Coffee

GLOW Collagen Coffee puts a different spin on an energy-boosting beverage, even for Before You Speak. Though GLOW does not contain turmeric, black pepper, Siberian Ginseng or Green Coffee, it contains a range of collagen supportive ingredients.

 

Before You Speak Coffee GLOW contains Marine Collagen, Silica, Camu Camu, Lysine, Proline, Vitamin B6 and Biotin. These ingredients assist with skin hydration and elasticity, reduce wrinkles and fine lines and also support hair and nails.

 

Camu Camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a plant extract, naturally rich in minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc and manganese. This plant, pictured below, also contains an abundance of antioxidants.

 

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GLOW is a well-designed formulation that not only delivers the goodness of instantised Single-Origin Columbian Coffee, but also looks after your hair, skin and nails in the process.

 

Which Before You Speak Coffee to Try First?

 

The ONE OG/ONE Caramel: These are stock standard blends with all the benefits of curcumin, MCTs and Siberian Ginseng. Great for general daily use.

 

The ONE Cinnamon: Overweight, Obesity, Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome are the conditions that may find benefit from this blend.

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GLOW Collagen Coffee: Supports Hair, Skin and Nails. This product may assist with the maintenance of other soft tissues as well, such as tendons, ligaments and cartilage.

 

Taste Comparison with Common Home Keto Coffees

With so many different ways to prepare coffee at home, you might be wondering which home brew offers the best in flavour and convenience.

 

You can’t beat quality coffee beans. These are essential starters for any good cuppa. Go for 100% Arabica, rather than Robusta which is bitterer.

 

Worldwide, Arabica makes up around 60% of coffee, with Robusta constituting the remainder. Before You Speak use the Arabica coffee bean in their product.

 

Coffee is versatile when it comes to meeting the needs of different dietary needs. For instance, coffee is naturally ketogenic, paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly and lactose free.

 

Often, it’s more about what we add to the coffee once it’s prepared that can become problematic, like milk, sugar, cream, sweet syrups and some even add marshmallows!

 

Let’s take a look at how some basic home varieties stack up to Before You Speak Coffee.

 

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Plunger with Ground Coffee Beans

This is probably the next best thing to drip filter coffee or a barista quality cup. It’s as simple as adding ground beans to the plunger and adding water. You can buy pre-ground or grind up your own.

 

Before You Speak coffee had a similar flavour to a plunger method cup of coffee, yet with less fuss.

 

Semi-Automatic Coffee Machines

This is of course a machine that some say delivers barista quality coffee, yet from the comfort of your own home. A downside here is that these machines can be very pricey. Also, it takes a bit of time to produce a cup with the need to tamp and trim, and clean the machine drip trays afterwards.

 

However, these machines do produce high quality, with some grinding down whole beans. You would still need to add turmeric, black pepper, MCTs and more to match Before You Speak!

 

Instant Coffee Powder

Before functional coffee powders came along, standard instant coffee was all that was available for a quick cup. These types of powders are commonly bought in bulk for the workplace as they are cheap, convenient, taste decent enough and still contain caffeine!

 

Instant coffee gets the job done if you’re desperate, but certainly wouldn’t make the top of the list for a coffee connoisseur.

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Before You Speak High Performance

For the crème de la crème of no fuss on-the-go coffee, look no further than this product. With convenience and health benefits to boot, this is an unrivalled market leader in the premium instant coffee arena.

 

There is a distinct peppery note immediately noticeable with the ONE OG, though it does fade as your palate adapts to the spiciness. The coffee flavour is light and not overpowering. Anyone who typically drinks 2 or more shot coffees might find 1 ½ sachets is more their style.

 

Each sachet of Before You Speak contains 115mg of caffeine. This is roughly equivalent to a standard brewed cup of coffee.

 

The turmeric flavour is barely noticeable, likely overpowered by the Single-Origin Columbian Coffee. However, the yellow colour easily be seen in each cup. The MCTs add a nice creaminess to the drink, which is satisfying enough if you are used to a coffee with milk. 

 

How to Prepare Before You Speak Coffee

As you can see below, there’s not much involved in making a cup of Before You Speak coffee. 3 simple steps and you are ready to enjoy.

 

You don’t have to use hot water. If it’s the middle of summer and you’re sweating bullets, try an iced coffee or simply mix it in cold water.

 

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When to Use Before You Speak Coffee

You can sip on this instant coffee absolutely any time you want. Just remember, it is coffee and contains caffeine. A cup too close to sleep might keep you awake.

 

Before You Speak coffee can be tried as a pre-workout alternative. If you find that your training sessions have been less than inspired of late, try a cup 20-30 minutes before exercise and see how you go.

 

Apart from that, there really aren’t too many tips and tricks surrounding this hot drink.

 

The most important message to impart is ENJOY!

 

After all, it’s coffee.

 

 

References

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2. Hewlings S.J. and Kalman D.S. Curcumin: a review of it's effects on human health. Foods. 2017 Vol 6;10 p.92

3. Pierro Di et al. Potential role of bioavailable curcumin in weight loss and omental adipose tissue decrease: preliminary data of a randomized, controlled trial in overweight people with metabolic syndrome. Preliminary study. European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences. 2015 Vol 19;21 p.4195-4202

4. Anand P et al. Bioavailability of curcumin: problems and promises. Mol. Pharm. 2007 Vol 4;6 p.807-818

5. Shoba G et al. Influence of piperine on the pharmacokinetics of curcumin in animals and human volunteers. Planta Medica. 1998 Vol 64;4 p.353-356

6. Sonnweber T et al. Arachidonic acid metabolites in cardiovascular and metabolic disease. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018 Vol 19;11

7. St-Onge MP and Jones PJ. Physiological effects of medium-chain triglycerides: potential agents in the prevention of obesity. The Journal of Nutrition 2002 Vol 132;3 p.329-332

8. St-Onge M-P et al. Medium Chain Triglyceride Oil Consumption as Part of a Weight Loss Diet Does Not Lead to an Adverse Metabolic Profile When Compared to Olive Oil. The Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2008 Vol 27;5 p.547-552

9. Kuo J et al. The effect of eight weeks of supplementation with Eleutherococcus senticosus on endurance capacity and metabolism in human. The Chinese Journal of Pysiology. 2010 Vol 53;2 p.105-111

10. Cicero AF et al. Effects of Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus maxim.) on elderly quality of life: a randomized clinical trial. Archives of Gerontology ad Geriatrics. 2004 Vol 9 p.69-73