Smart Coffee is supposed to give me a boost of energy without the jitters, make me happy, help me sleep better, improve my focus and help me lose weight to boot?? Uh huh. The first time I heard that I started looking to the sky for magical unicorns and falling fairy dust.
What is Smart Coffee?
Coffee is the delivery mechanism for a blend of natural and botanical nootropics. They work with your body to naturally promote your body’s own happiness hormones —> Dopamine. Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins.
Not sure what a nootropic is? Me neither. So I googled it. (Yay Google!)
A nootropic is a substance that may improve cognitive function, memory, creativity and motivation. (Yep, I could use some of all that.)
An example, caffeine is a nootropic. But it is only one of many. Smart Coffee has roughly the same amount of caffeine as a normal cup of coffee.
There is a hot chocolate version that has only a fraction of the caffeine for those that need it. (It is also delicious!)
UPDATE: Now there is also a Lemonade version called Zest. It is really tasty and is added to cold water. I love it when I am in a hurry, going to the gym, or traveling. My husband travels for work and finds it helpful when he is acclimating to a different time zone. He can keep it in his briefcase and just add it to a bottle of water on the go.
Does Smart Coffee = Happy Coffee?
There are a few coffee drinks floating around that make lots of claims about weight loss. Most of them have ingredients that work like diet pills. And I am not looking for that jittery, frantic feeling. (Blerg!) So I can only speak for the one I use. You can find more about Happy Coffee my Facebook group.
Because smart coffee works with your body to produce and balance your own body’s happiness hormones, yes, you will likely feel more positive. It doesn’t make you feel artificially “elevated.” I feel balanced and clear-headed. It is easier to laugh and small things and let go of little annoyances. It does not make me feel weird or dopey.
It helps if you understand what hormones are impacted and what they do for your body. And you can try Smart Coffee with this free Observation Journal to see if it really works for you.
Dopamine —> the reward hormone.
That zing you get from eating a brownie when you’re stressed or when a bunch of people love your new post on Instagram… that is dopamine.
Oxytocin —> the bonding hormone.
The first time you held your baby and were so in love. That is oxytocin. Feeling a little like having some special mommy-daddy snuggle time. Also oxytocin. It is also thought to play a factor in addiction and stress.
Serotonin —> the great regulator.
Serotonin helps regulate mood, social behavior, appetite, desire, sleep, memory… Did I mention sleep?
Endorphins —> the relief hormone.
This is the good stuff that your body produces to relieve stress and pain. It can also make you feel euphoric (without the worry about addiction or overdose!) Ever heard of a runner’s high? That would be endorphins at work.
My personal experience with Smart Coffee
My story was never about wanting to look good in a bikini… it is about wanting to play with my kids.
I have a genetic condition that causes my joints to dislocate (among other things). There is no cure, and managing it can feel life a full time job. It is painful and at times, it can be really limiting.
On the flip side, I also have 3 kids, a wonderful husband, and I run my own business. But instead of focusing on my life and the things that bring me joy — instead of doing the physical therapy that keeps my joints from dislocating, I was napping.
I was consumed with fatigue. I don’t mean “let’s catch a nap and feel better” fatigue. I felt like I had the flu every day and it was painful to open my eyes and move my body no matter how long I slept.
A good friend started selling Happy Coffee after she had been given samples by a friend. I listened to her talk about the energy she had, how great she felt, how she felt level and even all the time, and as a side note —> She had lost 30 pounds because she no longer had any cravings.
I work online, my business is here. So I am a BIG skeptic when it comes to being “sold” anything online… Except I knew her. I had known her for years.
I figured it could not possibly make me have LESS energy so I decided to try it.
I was shocked.
Smart Coffee Results
The first day, I reorganized my kitchen pantry, all the drawers and cabinets. That had been on my to-do list for about a year and a half. Then I realized it was already after 2pm and I had not eaten anything and was not hungry. Again… shocked.
(Not suggesting for a second that never eating is a good plan – just that my cravings were totally gone. Now I eat meals on purpose, not because the sugar and carb demon is screaming in my ear.)
Now Happy Coffee isn’t a cure-all. In fact, they make no medical claims at all. I can only share my experience. I still have a genetic disorder. I still have joint dislocations. And yes, they are still painful. But I no longer agonize about opening my eyes in the morning.
I can also share that over time, I’ve had substantially less discomfort in my hands, knees, spine, and feet. I really can’t express what a huge thing that is for the quality of my life.
Most importantly, I play with my kids more. I get more done at work. I spend more time laughing and at ease than tense and stressed. I feel in control of my body in a way that I haven’t in a very long, long time.
Will Smart Coffee Help me Lose Weight?
I tried smart coffee because I desperately needed to get over my energy slump. I really had no expectations that I would magically lose weight.
I feel so much better, it is almost a side note that I’ve lost 23 pounds. There is plenty more where that came from but for the first time in a long time, I have hope that it can be done. I can’t say with any certainty the smart coffee made the weight fall off my hindquarters. If it did, I wish it would come back and claim some more.
Instead, I feel more like it moderated the cravings that most often get me into trouble. The happy coffee kills my cravings for sugar and carbs.
The best part is that I am not “dieting.” I eat more mindfully almost by accident. So while I don’t restrict my diet, I don’t have the inclination to go look for the leftover birthday cake in the freezer either.
UPDATE – 8 months after the original article:
Just wanted to pop in and add that over time I have also found my craving for caffeine to diminish as well. I used to drink a half pot of coffee a day. Not because I was ready to stop drinking coffee at half a pot. But because my husband and I share a pot and I knew to make a second pot every day was way too much caffeine, even if I craved it. Before he and I committed to only making one pot a day, I drank a pot of caffeinated coffee by myself.
Now, I really only drink my cup of smart coffee in the morning. It is really rare for me to have a second cup. And I REALLY like coffee. Now I drink it when I want to enjoy the routine and comfort – or because my husband and I steal a coffee date away from our kids. Not because I need caffeine to open my eyes in the morning. This side effect was totally unintended. It is just something that has happened naturally over time.
Can Smart Coffee Help Me Sleep Better
Because I have Ehlers Danlos (it is genetic and incurable) every doctor asks me to identify goals for treatment.
I ALWAYS answered the same: I just need to be able to sleep through the night. And I want to be able to play with my kids more.
Turns out… I didn’t need a doctor for that. In addition to having WAY more energy during the day, I sleep so much more soundly at night.
Smart Coffee is not like an appetite suppressant – you know, the pills that kill your appetite but make you feel jittery and shaky and like your brain is spinning until smoke comes out your ears. It just works with your body to produce your own happy hormones. Once your hormones are where they should be, your energy is up during the day and you sleep better at night… kinda like your body is supposed to work!
Is Smart Coffee Expensive?
Expensive is relative, right? The first time I ordered, I won’t lie. I grimaced a little. Because I was desperate. And it felt like I was desperately throwing money at an unfixable problem.
Now, I spend less on groceries. I never have the urge to go through a drive-through. I am spending less on medication that I don’t have to take anymore. And I would rather go for a bike ride with my kids (because I can!) rather than take them out for ice cream. (Although, I’m not going to lie. I still like ice cream.)
Overall, I feel like it is a bargain at twice the price. But I understand how difficult it is to find money in the budget to do something solely for yourself. So I created a free Smart Coffee Observation Journal for you to track your body’s personal response and it has a reminder to either reorder or return your coffee within 30 days for the money-back guarantee. If it works, it will be the best investment you’ve ever made in yourself. If it doesn’t, send it back, you get your money back, and you lose nothing.
I am a big fan of the 30-day money-back guarantee. It really removes any financial risk and gives you plenty of time to see if the coffee is going to work for you!
How do I order Smart Coffee if I want to try it?
Do you have any questions? Jump over to my Facebook group and I will answer any questions you have there —-> Facebook.com/groups/happymodernmom
Or if you are ready to try it yourself, visit our online store at HappyModernMom.com.
Personally, I take DOSE, which is Elevate Coffee plus the XanthoMax supplement. You will see it as one of the first products listed. If you are worried about the caffeine, the Choclevate has the same ingredients but is a great low caffeine option. Zest is a lemonade version that you add to cold water, shake and go. It falls in the half-caf world, somewhere between the caffeinated coffee and decaf Choclevate.
One of the things I love the most about ordering these products is that SmartShip saves me 10% but I can change it or even cancel it easily on the website at any time. You don’t have to wait forever on hold for some random person. You are totally in control.
What are the ingredients in Smart Coffee?
Magic. Magic is in the smart coffee.
If you want to see more detail than that, select the product you are interested in at HappyModernMom.com and scroll down until you see “Additional Information.” It is towards the bottom of the page and under the buy button. You will see the ingredient labels there for every product we sell.
Can I order Samples of Happy Coffee?
Yes! You can order a sample of Happy Coffee. And that is a great plan if you reaaaaalllyyyy feel strongly that you want to try it for 2 days.
Keep in mind two days is not going to really give you a detailed view of what this product does for you. You will likely feel an energy lift and know if you like the taste… But the truth is, I would take it if it tasted like tar because it has changed so much about the way I feel.
I highly recommend ordering the month supply of smart coffee and XanthoMax (DOSE) and see how it makes you feel over a couple of weeks. If it doesn’t change the way you feel, get your money back with no hassle because the monthly order is covered by the fantastic 30-day money-back guarantee.
Got more questions? Leave them in the comments and I will do everything I can to help you! Have you ordered your coffee and need help getting started? Jump to this article for Helpful Tips to Get Started with your Smart Coffee.