Comparing Coffee & MTE®: A New Alternative to Coffee & Tea
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Table of Contents

  1. Comparing Coffee and MTE®
  2. How Coffee and MTE® work
  3. Benefits of Coffee and MTE®
  4. Coffee vs. MTE® Ingredients 
  5. Coffee and MTE® Pricing & Packaging
  6. Other Highlights Coffee vs. MTE®



Coffee vs MTE: A Compare/Contrast Breakdown

It seems like 9 out of 10 people can’t function without a morning coffee in their hands. But it also seems like those 9 out of 10 people are looking for a way to be less dependent on that rush of energy a coffee caffeine bomb gets you. We get it – it’s fast; it’s effective; it’s familiar. But is it ideal? Not really.


What does that have to do with a nootropic-stacked greens supplement powder like MTE®? A lot, actually! MTE® might be a solid option for those looking to shake the coffee shakes, or at least cut down. And there are other twists and turns to MTE® that support energy in a different way than coffee – a long-term, synergistic way. 


Let’s break down how coffee and MTE® compare when it comes to the boost in energy and focus we’re all looking for at 7am:


How it Works

Adrenals vs Dopamine: Coffee vs MTE Energy Boost

Both coffee and MTE® will give you an energy boost soon after drinking it. But it’s where that energy comes from, and what it feels like, that’s different –


Coffee Stimulates the Adrenal System

The pick-me-up compound in coffee is caffeine; there’s around 100mg in an 8oz cup of coffee, which, if you’re a coffee drinker, you know – zero people drink coffee in 8oz servings. More like 16oz, if we’re all being honest. So we’re talking a big dose of “WAKE UP” signals all at once.


But that’s beside the point.


When caffeine hits your bloodstream, it blocks adenosine, which is the neurotransmitter that tells you you’re tired. At the same time, it stimulates (more like overloads) the adrenal system to produce wake-up-and-focus chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol. It basically tricks your body into a stress response, heightening your alertness, focus, attention, and energy levels.


MTE Promotes Dopamine Production

MTE’s® focus-boosting ingredient, which works in tandem with our blend of 12 other adaptogens, nootropics and superfoods, is a nootropic called L-theanine. L-theanine is a purine alkaloid found in the green tea leaf. We pair this with 50mg of caffeine from green tea extract, simply to light the fuse of MTE’s® energy-multiplying process.


How does L-theanine support energy, focus and attention? As opposed to stimulating your adrenals and blocking the “I’m tired” chemicals, L-theanine acts on several neurotransmitters to balance mood and cognition. These include serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and GABA, which are all involved in learning, memory, attention, motivation, and mood. The energy support is from modulating your system back into homeostasis, as opposed to simply shoving those “WAKE UP” signals across the brain.



What’s Good? The Benefits of MTE vs Coffee 

Everyone’s familiar with the benefits of coffee, and there are more than a few:


  • Energy boost lasting 3-5 hours, peaking at 1-2
  • Antioxidant activity
  • Increased focus and attention
  • Increased alertness and cognition
  • Reduced risk of Parkinson’s
  • Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias
  • Reduced risk of cirrhosis


It’s important to note, however, that the longer-term benefits like antioxidant activity and liver protection are the result of organic acids and other compounds in the coffee plant, not the caffeine. And the caffeine is something we need to be careful with, because too much at once can cause anxiety, jitters, sleep disturbances, tachycardia, irritability, etc.


MTE® works to support all your body’s systems and help the body adapt to stress, which offers energy short term and long-term. People who drink this greens supplement daily can expect accumulating effects, including support for:


  • Immunity
  • Inflammation
  • Energy
  • Focus
  • Mood
  • Sleep
  • Stress 


How? Our carefully-chosen blend of adaptogens, nootropics and superfoods work synergistically to provide your body the resources it needs to produce its own energy in a sustainably way, offering up to 8 hours of steady energy without the peak and crash, as well as all that other good stuff we just listed.



Coffee vs the Adaptogens & Nootropics in MTE

Coffee is coffee, so let’s talk key bioactive compounds:


  • Caffeine: improves attention, focus and cognition
  • Chlorogenic acid: antioxidant that protects cells from damage
  • Diterpenes: protects liver health, reduces inflammation
  • Polyphenols: antioxidants that protect DNA integrity


MTE® is comprised of 13 bioactive plants chocked with hundreds of health-benefitting compounds. The adaptogens help the body cope with stress, and the superfoods provide essential nutrients that provide fuel for energy use and further energy production. The nootropics are where MTE’s® similarities with coffee come in:


  • L-theanine: promotes calm concentration, focus and immunity
  • GABA: supports mood, stress resilience and sleep health
  • Theacrine: euphoric energy, calm mood and anti-inflammatory activity
  • Saffron: Mood, memory, brain health, sleep support


Pricing & Packaging

The Logistics of a Daily Coffee Habit vs a Daily Drink of MTE?

MTE® is a green supplement powder mix that comes in a convenient 30-serving bag. It’s meant to be drank daily, mixed with 8-12oz of water, your fave juice, a smoothie – whatever you want. A one-time purchase comes to $2.33/serving, and with a subscription it’s $1.97/serving.


Coffee ranges wildly in packaging and price. You can get a $1 plain coffee at a fast food place, a $7 latte at a crunchy café, a $12 bag of grounds to brew pots at home – any or all of the above. Whether it’s because of adding creamers at home or relying on your local café, a daily coffee habit will run an average of $2-$4 per drink.


Other Highlights

Why the World Always Have a Soft Spot for Coffee

No question; cutting down on coffee has the potential to revitalize your energy levels, sleep schedule, mood, and even productivity. At the same time, there’s still a lot left to love about coffee. For one, it’s naturally vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free – you get it – it’s bean juice. Second, you can find a bunch of different varieties: light, medium, dark, single-origin, organic – there are even really expensive coffees made from beans that monkeys have chewed and spit out. Why? Because we can.


That being said, the taste(s) of coffee isn’t for everyone, and neither is the caffeine content. MTE® has a lot of the same accessible specs as coffee: vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, organic, etc. Plus, no artificial flavors, sugars or colors; and nothing else sketchy, either. In addition, MTE® is Kosher and Halal, keto-friendly, and pairs well with other green supplements like AG1®. And, of course, all the awesome stuff about dopamine promotion and stress resilience we discussed earlier. Looking for a different way to get your morning boost without coffee or tea? MTE® is your new go-to.

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