Customers often ask us, “What do you have that will give me more energy?” This is a difficult question because there are many reasons for a lack of energy.
Why You Might Be So Tired
You could have nutritional deficiencies, low thyroid function, hypoglycemia, allergies and those are just a few of the reasons you may be feeling sluggish.
Of course we would also ask, “Are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating right? Are you exercising regularly?” This is not what most people want to hear. Most of us just want a magic potion that will give us more energy right now!
We still recommend good sleep, eating right (including Vitamin B-rich foods like fish, poultry, meat, eggs, and dairy products, leafy green vegetables, lentils, beans, peas and whole grains.) and exercising regularly, but we understand that life sometimes gets in the way. Here are a few supplements we think can help based on real life testimonials and studies that have been done to show improved performance.
(As always, please check with your doctor before taking any new supplement to be sure it won’t interfere with anything else you may be taking, or have going on medically.)
Grown in Peru. The roots are ground into a powder and you can use it in smoothies, and juices. This is a staff favorite for increased energy and we have several organic brands of this miraculous superfood.
Root used from the various kinds of ginseng plant. Historical evidence shows that ginseng is good for stamina and physical energy.
Pollen is considered an energy and nutritive tonic in Chinese medicine. We offer several superb bee pollens from Sunfood and Y.S. Organics
The roots and berries of a shrub in India. Studies have shown Ashwaghanda helps with clarity, and energy. Gaia and Organic India are two great brands we carry.
An herb that grows in the arctic regions of Asia and Europe. Great for boosting enery and helps with mental fatigue.
Made from a fungus called saccharomyces cerevisiae. Studies show that brewer’s yeast helps fight fatique, because of the many B vitamins crucial in the release of energy from carbohydrates.
From the root of a Siberian shrub. Taken consistently over a period of time, it helps combat fatigue and stimulates the production of cortisol, which in turn can help you sleep and helps keep your body functioning at high energy levels.
Seed from a member of the mint family. There are few studies on Chia, but there is anecdotal evidence that one of Chia’s positive health effects is improved energy. Mayans and Aztecs used ground chia for sustained energy throughout the day. Chia is great on salads, dressings, and in smoothies.