Avoid Fatigue – Get to the Root of Low Energy!

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250x188In our fast-paced world, quick-fixes are the norm; they get us results – fast. But the path to true, glowing health knows no shortcuts.

For example – many of us struggle with fatigue and low energy at some point, and usually reach for caffeine or sugar to lift us up. These may provide the desired “jolt” you need, but they do little to tackle the root problem of low energy, and can have harmful effects over time. Dealing with low energy means looking at lifestyle changes, and nourishing your body with a healthy variety of food, but also herbs, vitamins and minerals that target some of the root causes of low energy.

Cut Caffeine

Caffeine addiction is rampant in our society, but has its consequences. Caffeine is a stimulant that impacts the central nervous system. While it temporarily relieves fatigue and drowsiness, it is also an addictive substance that can deter calcium absorption, increase fasting insulin concentrations, and negatively impact stress hormones, all of which can lead to inflammation, setting the stage for chronic disease. For some, caffeine may also negatively impact their health through feelings of anxiety, depression, insomnia and restlessness, further exacerbating low energy levels.

Relying on caffeine alone to deal with low energy is not a sustainable solution. greens+ EXTRA ENERGY is designed to help alleviate drowsiness and fatigue with a low dose of caffeine, while providing a solution to low-energy by nourishing the body through a carefully selected blend of herbal extracts, vitamins, minerals and highly nourishing whole foods that give to our body, instead of depleting it.

Ditch Sugar      

Sugar is too often used as a quick fix when it comes to energy. A fast burning carbohydrate, it offers us a readily available source of energy that also stimulates the release of dopamine, one of our “feel good” hormones. However, sugar’s effects are very short-lived. After its consumption, our pancreas releases insulin to help clear it from the blood; the more we eat, the more insulin is secreted, leading to blood sugar imbalances as our body works to equalize the sugar highs and the subsequent lows. The metabolism of sugar also depletes our body of key energy-boosting nutrients like B-vitamins, and negatively affects digestive health by feeding “bad” gut bacteria and allowing yeast to proliferate, setting the stage for nutrient malabsorption.

Instead of relying on sugar to help create an energy buzz, greens+ EXTRA ENERGY provides key nutrients, like vitamin B6 and chromium, as well as the amino acid glycine, all of which have been shown to improve glucose metabolism, insulin sensitivity and blood sugar regulation respectively.

Tackle Stress

Chronic stress takes a toll on our body, and has been linked to chronic inflammation as well as serious conditions like high blood pressure, blood sugar imbalances, thyroid problems, insomnia, gastro-intestinal ailments, and mental health issues like depression; energy depleting conditions in their own right.

While the obvious answer to chronic stress is simply to remove the stressor, this is easier said than done. greens+ EXTRA ENERGY contains a variety of herbal extracts that have the unique function of helping the body adapt to stress, making it more resilient and able to cope with stress. Used for centuries in traditional medicine modalities, herbs like rhodiola, astragalus, suma root (Brazilian ginseng), and gotu kola, nourish our adrenal glands, improve feelings of mental fatigue and lack of focus, as well as support the immune system, which is naturally depressed in times of stress. Vitamin C, a water-soluble vitamin that is crucial to healthy adrenal functioning, is required in higher levels during times of stress, and as our body is unable to make this vitamin, we rely on dietary sources. greens+ EXTRA ENERGY also contains 500mg of vitamin C!

What’s more is that every scoop of greens+ EXTRA ENERGY contains a full serving of greens+, a superfood formula research-proven to increase energy and vitality through the power of phytonutrients!

Choosing to nourish your body, and address low energy at the source is the only way to truly give to your health and give you the energy you need to live your life to its fullest – every day!