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7 Natural Energy Boosters

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7 Natural Energy Boosters

Do you muster every ounce of energy you have just to lift your limbs out of bed, experience a daily afternoon crash that only lifts with a caffeine boost, or feel a general sense of fatigue throughout the day? According to research, you are not alone. Fatigue is the second most common complaint to doctors in North America.

Unfortunately, many people turn to caffeine to boost their energy levels. That approach provides short-lived energy at best. At worst, it may cause damage to your body in the form of caffeine addiction, blood sugar fluctuations and adrenal gland depletion that makes you more vulnerable to stress. Since caffeine continues to work for about 12 hours, that afternoon coffee may leave you lying awake counting sheep when you are ready to sleep.

Nature offers many energy-enhancers. Some of the best include: bee pollen, royal jelly extract, Siberian ginseng, spirulina, gotu kola, ho shou wu, and cayenne.

1. Bee Pollen
Bee Pollen is touted as a source of perpetual youth in many of the world’s great books, including the Talmud, Bible, Koran, scrolls of the ancient Orient, Greece, Rome, Russia, the Middle East. Ancient Greek athletes ate bee pollen regularly to increase their strength and vitality. More recently, the USDA discovered that bee pollen even has anti-cancer properties.

Bee pollen is packed with 22 amino acids, natural antibiotic factors, DNA/RNA (the genetic coding of plants), 18 enzymes (to aid digestion and other bodily functions), glucosides (natural sources of energy in the body), plant hormones, 27 minerals and at least 16 vitamins, it is no surprise that it increases energy and vitality. Avoid bee pollen if you suffer pollen allergies or if you are allergic to bees.

2. Royal Jelly
Royal jelly is the natural result when bees combine honey and pollen. It is a powerhouse of B-complex vitamins. It also contains many other vitamins, minerals, hormones, enzymes, 18 amino acids, and natural antibacterial and antibiotic substances. It has traditionally been used to address bronchial asthma, pancreatitis, liver disease, insomnia, stomach ulcers, kidney disease, bone fractures, immune problems, and skin disorders, but royal jelly is also effective for increasing energy.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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3:27AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

You forgot Chia seeds as a natural source of energy. Long distance runners have been using this for some time. Its not called 'Aztec running food' for nothing

8:18PM PST on Nov 7, 2012

Some other natural energy boosters are dark chocolate, acai, camu camu, cupuacu, gerana extract, natural caffeine and green tea extract. There is a product called Velocity that has all of these in one capsule at ReviewVelocity.com

10:36AM PST on Jan 26, 2012

i'm saving this and going to try a few also

12:21PM PST on Nov 18, 2011

I did not know that about bee pollen and royal jelly! Will have to try it out! Thanks!

My favorite natural energy juice http://www.lifefoodstore.com/go-juice/ - may need to add some bee pollen to the regimen!

Thanks for the article!

5:29AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

thank you

9:14PM PDT on Jun 23, 2011

thanks

6:57PM PDT on May 22, 2011

Ta!

4:41PM PDT on May 15, 2011

Thanks for sharing this useful tips!

1:09AM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

I used most of this and they working... Thank you for sharing //Eva

8:25PM PDT on Apr 20, 2011

Good ideas. Thank you!

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