Natural Energy Boosters to Amp up Your Day_Featured_, Detox, Diet, Nutrition Friday, June 22nd, 2012
(Natural Society) In addition to escalating rates of numerous illnesses and diseases, people everywhere are experiencing a huge plummet in energy levels – and it isn’t all due to lack of sleep. This lack of energy is leading many individuals to opt out of daily activities, ultimately leading to increased stress levels. While a lack of energy is almost always a symptom of another much deeper issue, there are ways you can naturally boost energy levels. Instead of buying a 5-hour energy or another energy drink at your local supermarket or pharmacy, try implementing some natural energy boosters to amp up your day.
Natural Energy Boosters
Ginseng – Stimulants like caffeine, providing a kick, also place strain on the body’s adrenal cortex, leading it to work harder to produce energy. Ginseng can act as a stimulant similar to how caffeine does, but without any added stress. Ginseng helps to feed the adrenal cortex by offering nutrients it needs to create stress-free energy.Digestive Enzymes – Individuals often lack energy because their body is unable to break down food efficiently. Digestive enzymes help to break down proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and fiber, leading to the body’s ability to utilize vitamins and nutrients. Without being able to properly and efficiently break down food, your body can’t turn food into energy – digestive enzymes help your body to produce energy by breaking down these nutrients. As you age, your body slowly loses it’s ability to produce enzymes, so supplementing with digestive enzymes becomes more important as we age.
Ashwagandha – A similar herb to Ginseng – a vital adaptogenic herb in Ayurvedic medicine – Ashwagandha can be great for increasing energy levels. Going byThe Herb Companion, taking one to two teaspoons twice or three times daily of this shrub extract (which equates to about a 500 mg capsule of ashwagandha three times daily)- is more than enough to obtain its energy-boosting power.
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