We all know about coffee and green tea, but here are seven natural energy boosters you might not have heard of.
Rhodiola is considered one of nature's most resilient herbals and it works to help multiply energy molecules. It's widely used by athletes.
Available in three flavors, just pour the powder into a glass with water and ice and the mix of minerals, natural caffeine (from green tea), resveratrol and the mega doses of vitamins B, C and D will work to give you an instant boost of energy without a crash.
Oat Straw Extract
Oat straw extract is a natural herbal energy booster. It has no sugar or caffeine and research showed that it can help expand the arteries in the brain, allowing more blood to pump through, therefore boosting brain function.
CocoaWell True Energy with AdaptoStress3
This supplement contains three herbs—ashwagandha, rhodiola rosea and schisandra— known to help the body adapt to mental and physical stress.
Go above and beyond your traditional green tea with Boost's combination of green, mate and spices. This blend was designed specifically "to naturally aid in regaining peak fitness and energy levels."
Fruits like apples are full of simple sugars, which boost energy, while their high fiber content works to curb appetite (there's nothing like hunger to dampen your energy level).
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