I recently improved my caffeine intake effectiveness from highly inefficient and possibly harmful, to superbly efficient and probably healthy.
I reduced the number of cups per day from about 6, 8, or sometimes even 10, all the way down to 1 or 2 at most.
But, notice the order I stated those sentences in.
Yes, I did ‘take something away’. But I gained something by doing so.
I gained effectiveness.
When I was drinking a lot of coffee, it was not providing much effect, other than to have my nervous system on a kind of ‘constant jitteriness’.
Now that I am drinking just a little bit of coffee (and, more water and tea), the one cup is more than enough. I get a boost that lasts a long time, and sometimes is even a bit too much.
The tea, water, and awareness remind me that that’s all the coffee I need. I’ve got plenty of energy. No need to manufacture any more artificially.