Entries by Phillip Johnson

Caffeine Extraction 101

Here we look at three caffeine extraction methods: Extracting caffeine from caffeine pills, from coffee grounds, and from tea leaves/bags. Caffeine is a stimulant and is found within nature in both the tea bush and the coffee plant. Kola nuts and guarana berries also are a rich source of caffeine. Caffeine is excellent for keeping […]

Brain Health and Adderall

With finals rapidly approaching, students are looking for any means to improve their memory and concentration. Students who have issues focusing may find that nootropics are not enough and will turn to prescription strength study aids instead.  Unfortunately, some of these prescriptions come with unwanted side effects. Take Adderall, for example. Adderall works by stimulating […]