A few quick words: I am not a doctor. These natural energy boosters are not meant to take the place of your physician’s recommendations.
You’ve most likely been there.
It’s the middle of the day and you’re exhausted.
You went to sleep at a decent hour, slept relatively well and ate breakfast when you woke up.
What can you possibly do to create more energy?
Drinking coffee and energy drinks won’t help you in the long-run, so what are some natural energy boosters?
What natural energy supplements will help you?
I have been on a serious quest to rejuvenate my energy levels lately. It hasn’t been easy, but it has been worth it. I have found that there are some awesome natural energy supplements that I can take on a daily basis to boost my energy naturally.
Some of my previous, natural supplements. combined with some new ones have made a profound difference in my energy levels.
Here are the 5 natural energy boosters that I use daily:
| 1 | Drinking lemon water before ingesting anything else.
Lemon water has a profound effect on the body. Not only does it help balance the pH of your body, it also hydrates your lymph system, which helps your energy levels. What an easy and almost FREE, natural energy booster! Pathways to Family Wellness describes it like this:
“Believe it or not, 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated. When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue), it can’t perform all of its proper functions. This leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation, weight gain, and the list goes on. Your adrenals are two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys, and, along with your thyroid, create energy. They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated. Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you really don’t want to mess with a deep state of dehydration!”
It’s always best to use fresh squeezed lemon juice. However, Santa Cruz Juice is an organic alternative that is pure lemon juice.
| 2 | Next up…Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar… make sure it is “with the mother” (the super important, beneficial bacteria that you have to shake to mix) . This tangy tasting liquid is a tough one to take, but it is definitely worth the minute of nastiness on your palate. Apple cider vinegar is a quick and natural energy booster.
According to Reader’s Digest:
“Exercise and sometimes extreme stress cause lactic acid to build up in the body, causing fatigue. Interestingly, the amino acids contained in apple cider vinegar act as an antidote. What’s more, apple cider vinegar contains potassium and enzymes that may relieve that tired feeling. Next time you’re beat, add a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar to a glass of chilled vegetable drink or to a glass of water to boost your energy.”
| 3 | Maca Root Powder
This superfood can be put in almost anything. I have started out with 1 teaspoon of Maca Root Powder in my omelette each morning. I can’t even taste it, but I noticed more energy the first day I tried it.
I’ve also heard of people putting Maca Root Powder in their smoothies, but have not tried it yet.
Smart Supplementation by Huntington College of Health Sciences describes the reasons behind the natural energy boost that Maca Root Powder provides:
“Maca’s nutritional value may contribute to its energizing properties. It is rich in sugars, protein, starches, and essential minerals, especially iodine and iron.5 6 7 The nutritional value of dried Maca root is high, resembling cereal grains such as maize, rice and wheat. It has 59% carbohydrates, 10.2% protein, 8.5% fiber and 2.2% lipids.”
| 4 | Bentonite Clay
Bentonite clay has long been used for detoxing. It has been a natural energy booster for years. It can be used internally and externally and has a myriad of benefits.
I drink 1 tsp of Bentonite Clay mixed with water, about an hour before I take my nightly supplements. Bentonite Clay pulls the toxins from the body and leaves you feeling energized the next day.
A word of advice… since Bentonite Clay attracts metals, do not use a metal spoon or container when mixing it. You don’t want the metal going into your body for further pollution.
Dr. Axe’s article on 10 Proven Bentonite Clay Benefits and Uses describes the energy boost from Bentonite Clay:
“Bentonite clay helps to get oxygen into the cells because it has the ability to pull excess hydrogen from the cells, leaving room for oxygen to take its place. When cells have more oxygen entering them, you feel more energized and your body can repair itself more easily from illness or hard workouts, including improving muscle recovery.”
I use Redmond Bentonite Clay.
| 5 | Pau D’Arco Tea
Pau D’Arco is a light and refreshing tea from South America. It can be taken in capsule form, but is more effective when taken in tea form. This is one of my favorite natural energy boosters because it tastes good and will give you energy quickly.
Pau D’Arco has been known to heal cancer, candida and inflammation.
Dr. Axe’s article Pau D’arco Tea — Fights Candida, Cancer & Inflammation describes the benefits of Pau D’Arco at length, including its detoxing effects:
“Pau d’arco works as a detoxifier by having a laxative effect. It’s known to loosen bowels, which aids digestion and regularity. By stimulating the digestive system, pau d’arco tea helps the body rid itself of excess fats and toxins. It’s important to keep foods moving through your body, especially the colon. The colon is the body’s sewage system, but like all healthy and properly functioning sewage systems, it needs to be cleaned, emptied and maintained to function properly.”
I use the Buddha Teas Pau D’arco Tea and have been extremely satisfied with its taste and benefits.
Final Thoughts On Natural Energy Boosters
Being exhausted can rob you of so many things. These five natural supplements and energy boosters have done wonders for me.
Of course, it’s always wise to improve diet and physical activity in order to fight fatigue, but these will give you an extra and natural energy boost.
Have you tried any of these? Have you felt a difference in your energy? Comment below!