Maintaining your energy levels can sometimes feel like the most challenging part of your entire day. The mid-afternoon slump is REAL – and even though eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep are the best ways to maintain natural energy levels, sometimes these things are not always possible, especially when balancing the demands of a busy life. Fortunately, there are vitamins and supplements you can use to supercharge your mind and body and help drive your performance. Some of them you’ll find in the most unexpected drinks, fruits, veggies and plants. For example, did you know that guarana contains more antioxidants than the green tea…?
Consultant Performance Dietitian Jenaed Brodell comments:
“When your energy levels are low, your performance suffers in a number of ways. We experience decreased motivation and concentration and can make silly mistakes that impact our productivity. Whether trying to build a business, take your workout to the next level, or just get by on 6 hours sleep a night, we could all benefit from improving our energy levels. By incorporating just a few of these vitamins and supplements into your daily diet, you can help to boost your energy levels and focus and all-round brain functions, so you can be the best version of you.”
“Ashwagandha is renowned for being one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest medicinal systems. Thanks to its adaptogen properties, Ashwagandha is thought to increase energy by enhancing your body’s resilience to physical and mental stress. In addition to its energising properties, Ashwagandha has also been shown to enhance cognitive functions such as improved memory, focus and concentration.”
“Guarana is an excellent source of caffeine. In fact, guarana seeds contain four to six times more caffeine than coffee beans, so it’s no wonder you can find it in so many energy drinks and powders. Whilst most recognised for its ability to reduce fatigue and boost energy levels, guarana has also been shown to aid learning and memory.”
“Ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Research suggests that ginseng can sharpen your focus, help ward off exhaustion and promote a positive mood.”
“Vitamins B6 & B12 play a key role in ensuring that the brain achieves its full potential by converting food into energy, as well as promoting the creation of red blood cells that carry oxygen to the brain. A dip in production means there’s less oxygen to keep your cells going, which can lead to people feeling tired and weak. Essentially, Vitamins B6 and B12 help to keep us energised and focused day-to-day, while helping promote long-term brain health.”
“Caffeine is an incredibly well researched performance enhancer with a greater effect when consumed in its anhydrous state, such as a caffeine tablet, as compared to coffee. It works by stimulating the brain and central nervous system, helping you stay alert and focussed by preventing the onset of tiredness. For longer-lasting energy, try supplements containing specially designed slow-release caffeine, which helps to prolong caffeine’s stimulating effects without the associated negative aftereffects, such as unwanted highs or lows.”
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