Coffee-like energy without the coffee?
When I first started drinking coffee, all I would need was a 12 ounce cup and I would be off the walls for 12+ hours. Obviously, this feeling declined as my body acclimated to that amount of coffee. Right now, I drink an 18 ounce cup a day and I don't really want to add more coffee/tea/mate/cacao to that.
So, with that said, aside from getting to bed on time, getting adequate sunlight, etc., are there any energy hacks you guys have found work for you?
Fasting seems to work well for me on occasion. I've also experimented with maca, which definitely works, but ONLY if it's gelatinized. Raw maca has little to no effect aside from making me feel weird. Quick, intense workouts also do the trick, but only for an hour or two after.
I'd definitely be into trying out less commonly used supplements and herbs. I've read about nettle rhizome, pine pollen, and a few other things, and I'll be giving them each a try sometime.
Any suggestions? :)