I want to discuss caffeine with other people with wicked low cortisol and pity levels of the rest of steroids/sexual hormones AKA "Adrenal Fatigue". My 23andme text revealed an homozygous mutation in the most relevant caffeine-related gene. I am a really slow caffeine metabolizer. No surprise but good to have the confirmation. I know caffeine screws me up big time and is bad for adrenals but my sleep continues to be horrible and I find I keep coming back for some heavy-duty Pu-Erh tea. Today it made me somewhat jittery (right now!). But when I drink tea some of my old self comes back and feel my illness masked enough to say witty stuff. Have you found tea tolerable, having adrenal fatigue AND being a slow metabolizer? If I drop the caffeine I still sleep shitty but feel more the effects of my unbelievable low-quality sleep. I know some supplements give energy but honestly nothing like caffeine or dark chocolate (which is super inflammatory for my leaky gut so cannot take it). NONE of the adrenal herbs I tried do anything for me, and I even bought half a kilo of Ashwagandha and took heaped tablespoons for weeks with no effect. So much for all those studies and threads you can find praising it.