Whether it’s as a result of a rushed schedule, kids that have you going in all directions, or even mental overload, we all have at times felt that our get-up-and-go has got-up-and-left.
But what you do about it can make all the difference.
In a society geared towards instant gratification, caffeine in the form of coffee and energy drinks is certainly a temptation and can be a quick fix, but there are other natural alternatives that are both better for you and more sustainable in the long run.
Below is a list of 5 supplements that are known energy providers.
Vitamin B12 is a catalyst for energy production. Vitamin B12 isn’t a direct source of energy, but it is essential for converting food energy into ATP, the form of energy that is usable by the cells in your body. Vitamin B12 supplementation is especially important for vegetarians because most B12 is found naturally in animal products. Foods that register highest in Vitamin B12 are shellfish (clams, mussels, and oysters).
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is packed full of nutrients. It’s high in vitamins, proteins, antioxidants, minerals, and carotenoids. Spirulina is one of the cleanest and naturally sterile plants in all of nature. Spirulina is known as a complete protein because it contains all of the essential amino acids, and is much more digestible than protein from animal products.
Royal Jelly is an amazing substance. It is secreted by the worker honeybees for consumption by the larvae and adults that become the queen bees of the hive. Royal Jelly contains vitamins A, B-complex, C, D and E. It also has the minerals calcium, copper, iron, phosphorous, potassium, silicon and sulfur. Royal Jelly contains a chemical compound called acetylcholine, which is a brain chemical required for the transmission of nerve impulses from one cell to another. Besides a boost in energy, it’s also been purported to help with anxiety, depression, and immunity. It is contraindicated for people with allergies to bees and honey, and those who are asthmatic.
Ginseng (especially Panax Ginseng) has been used by the Chinese for over 2,000 years for health and vitality, and its use has spread worldwide. It is a wonderful supplement for stress and exhaustion because it helps stress hormones such as cortisol from surging out of control and is a true natural tonic that won’t cause you to “crash” like synthetic stimulants do. Ginseng helps the body to produce ATP and maximizes the delivery of oxygen to cells throughout the body.
CoQ10 is an enzyme that is found in every cell of the body and is key to producing energy (ATP) in the mitochondria of the cell. CoQ10 is said to help produce 95% of your body’s energy. The decline in the amounts of CoQ10 a person has correlate well with the aging process.
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While some of the above supplements take longer than others to notice an effect (and every body responds differently), using these supplements in pill, capsule, or liquid form on a consistent basis will show the most benefit over time.
Please note that this is not medical advice, and before starting any natural supplementation program, you should consult with your physician to determine the best course of action for your particular case.
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