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The Beginners Guide To Energy Booster Supplements

The Beginners Guide To Energy Booster Supplements

Are you running on empty? Can’t get through the day without a caffeine fix? You’re not alone! A recent study found that the average US adult feels tired at least 3 days per week. [1]

 

Low energy levels can range from a general sluggishness and lack of motivation to full-blown fatigue and exhaustion, making daily tasks difficult.

According to the National Safety Council, up to 69% of employees in the US experience workplace fatigue and related impaired cognitive function, including many in safety-critical jobs, which is especially concerning! [2]

So what’s going on? The hustle and bustle of the modern lifestyle combined with stress, poor diet, and a lack of sleep can all contribute to fatigue (among other factors). 

Luckily, If you understand some of the root causes of low energy levels, you can implement lifestyle strategies to get your body back on track! 

 

One of the easiest ways to improve your zest for life is through dietary supplements.

At NutriRise, we have curated a selection of natural and effective daily vitamins, minerals, herbs, and antioxidants to help you reclaim your vitality!

 

Keep reading to discover the all-natural secrets to fighting fatigue!

 

Remember that supplements are not a cure for any disease or condition but can help support the body's natural processes.

 

 

How can natural energy supplements offer support?

 

Energy-boosting supplements can offer support via a multitude of mechanisms! To understand how these supplements may work, it’s essential to recognize the potential causes of low energy and fatigue, since there are quite a few! Let’s take a look:

 

  • Nutrient deficiencies

Depleted soil conditions, cultivation techniques, and processed foods often mean we aren’t getting all the necessary nutrients for optimal health. The human body requires essential vitamins and minerals to act as cofactors for energy production. These mainly include B vitamins, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, and minerals like iodine and iron. [3] [4]

 

When your dietary needs are not being met, taking a natural energy booster can provide your body with the essential vitamins and minerals you need to support its biological processes and fight chronic fatigue!

 

  • Lack of sleep

Without high-quality sleep, daytime tiredness and low mood can follow. According to the sleep foundation, most adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night, but more than a third of Americans don’t get enough (no wonder we’re all tired!) [5] [6]

 

48 percent of people report having trouble sleeping because of stress, which is one of the biggest disruptors of a good night’s rest. The good news is that adaptogens like Ashwagandha have been shown to help alleviate stress and promote deep, restful sleep, and enhance alertness. [7] [8] [9] [10]

 

  • Mitochondrial health

The mitochondria are considered the powerhouses of the cells. These fantastic, tiny organelles are directly responsible for producing ATP, the energy currency used for cellular energy production in the body. [11]

 

Protecting your mitochondria is essential to ensure they are functioning well. You see, mitochondria are very susceptible to oxidative damage from free radicals, so consuming enough antioxidants is critical. Vibrant fruits like berries and pomegranate, green veggies, herbs, superfoods, and specific vitamins can offer potent antioxidant protection. [12] [13]

 

  • Chronic stress

When occasional stress becomes constant, the body struggles to function in many ways. The body's delicate chemical balance can be disrupted by the prolonged release of Cortisol (the stress hormone), which has a cascading effect on other hormones and natural circadian rhythm throughout the day. Cortisol should rise quickly upon waking, peak around mid-morning, and start to dip steadily throughout the day until it reaches its lowest point shortly before bedtime. [14]

 

Some people may experience low cortisol levels in the morning, making it hard to wake up and get going. This is one reason why many people can't start the day without freshly brewed coffee and maintain their caffeine intake during the day to sustain themselves.

While others may experience high cortisol levels at night, making it difficult to sleep. 

 

This is where adaptogens come in. Amazing herbs like Bacopa Monnieri, Ginseng, and Ashwagandha, can help balance the cortisol curve and help improve the way your body responds to stress. Reducing stress hormone levels invariably leads to increased energy [15] [16]

 

  • Thyroid function

Suboptimal thyroid function has been associated with fatigue, low mood, decreased mental clarity, and sluggishness. It's estimated that about 4.6% of Americans are suffering from clinically low thyroid function (known as hypothyroidism), and many more with subclinical low thyroid function. [17]

Minerals like iodine, selenium, and iron are essential for a healthy thyroid function. They are particularly abundant in seaweeds like Irish sea moss and bladderwrack, which have long been used as natural tools to nourish thyroid health and vitality. [18]

 

 

Time for further investigation?

 

While fatigue is a common lifestyle issue, it can also signify something more serious. Medical conditions like depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, iron deficiency anemia, fibromyalgia, cardiovascular disease, thyroid conditions, cancer, and certain medications can all be associated with fatigue. 

If you’ve tried to address some of the most common lifestyle factors that may contribute to low energy, such as sleep, diet, and stress without any improvement, or you’re experiencing other symptoms like weight loss, sensitivity to cold, depression, or insomnia it’s always best to check in with your primary healthcare provider. 

 


Understanding the supplements

 

 

 

Ashwagandha Capsules & Ashwagandha Gummy +

 

Ashwagandha Root Extract is prized as a “rejuvenator” in Ayurvedic medicine. Ashwagandha may help fight fatigue by naturally regulating the body’s cortisol output while also promoting deep and restorative sleep. You can choose between our best-selling high potency Ashwagandha 1300 mg capsules, Ashwagandha 1950 mg capsules, or delicious Ashwagandha Gummies with added Zinc and Vitamin D for extra health-boosting benefits!

 

Symptoms Ashwagandha may support:

  • Fatigue
  • Low mood
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Poor concentration
  • Reduced mental clarity
  • Difficulty sleeping 

 

What does the research say?

A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials found that Ashwagandha supplementation was significantly more effective at enhancing physical performance than a placebo. [19]

 

As mentioned, chronic stress can negatively impact energy and sleep. Multiple studies have shown ashwagandha may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, improve sleep and significantly reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety. [20] [21] 

 

 

Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules & Gummies

 

Apple cider vinegar may help maintain natural energy by supporting balanced blood sugar levels. Spikes and crashes in blood glucose can result in fatigue, cravings, and even headaches. We know that the taste and smell of traditional apple cider vinegar can make it challenging to add to your routine, which is why we’ve formulated Apple Cider Vinegar capsules and the most delicious Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies for ultimate convenience!

 

Symptoms Apple Cider Vinegar may support:

  • Low energy related to blood sugar crashes
  • Cravings
  • Digestive health 
  • Stubborn weight gain

 

What does the research say?

It’s thought that the acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar may slow down the absorption of carbohydrates into the bloodstream, enhance how the body uses glucose, and potentially slow down the rate at which food leaves the stomach and enters the small intestine, which may help reduce blood sugar spikes and crashes as well as cravings. [22] [23]

 

A meta-analysis and systematic review of control trials showed that vinegar consumption significantly lowered postprandial (after meal) glucose levels and insulin compared to control groups. [24]

 

 

Black Seed Oil

 

Black seed oil is used as an overall wellness booster and vitality-enhancing herbal remedy in traditional medicine practices. Modern research has revealed potent antioxidant-rich compounds like thymoquinone and nourishing omega 3 fatty acids that help to explain its rich benefits. Our Black Seed Oil is 100% pure and cold-pressed to ensure the highest quality.

 

Black Seed Oil may support:

  • Overall well-being & vitality
  • Inflammation & oxidative stress
  • Immunity
  • Cardiovascular wellness
  • Skin & brain health

 

What does the research say?

The energizing benefits of Black seed oil mainly stem from anecdotal evidence. However, research has explained a few health-boosting mechanisms of Black seed oils' vitality and energy-enhancing effects.

 

For example, research shows that thymoquinone, one of the active constituents of black seed, could help support antioxidant enzymes in the body, which may help to promote overall health, detoxification, immunity, and fight free radicals. [25]

 

 

Advanced Methyl B12

 

B Vitamins are essential nutrients required for energy production. Notably, Vitamin B12 deficiency has been associated with fatigue, weakness, confusion, etc. Our Advanced Methyl B12 contains methylcobalamin, a naturally occurring form of Vitamin B12 that can be utilized by the body right away, unlike synthetic forms of Vitamin B12 found in other supplements.

 

Symptoms B12 may support:

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty with concentration & focus
  • Decreased alertness
  • Low mood
  • Stress
  • Overall brain function

 

What does the research say?

Research shows that Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient required for energy production and plays a critical role in developing red blood cells responsible for carrying oxygen around the body. [26] [27]

 

 

Vitamin K2 + D3 Complex & AdaptoZen Vitamin D3 + K2 Drops

 

Vitamin D is one of the essential nutrients for overall health and vitality. However, it’s thought over 40% of Americans may suffer from Vitamin D deficiency which has been associated with fatigue and low mood. To boost and maintain Vitamin D levels quickly, we offer Vitamin K2 + D3 capsules or new AdaptoZen Vitamin D3 + K2 Drops formulated for enhanced absorption with additional K2 (MK-7) for optimal calcium transport within the body. 

 

Symptoms Vitamin D3 + K2 may support:

  • Fatigue
  • Low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Weakened immunity

 

What does the research say?

A study found that Vitamin D deficiency was significantly associated with fatigue. After restoring Vitamin D levels with supplements, study participants saw significant improvements in energy levels. [28]

 

Low Vitamin D levels have also been linked to mental health complaints like low mood and depression, commonly accompanied by fatigue. [29]

 

Vitamin D3 appears to impact mood and energy levels by regulating serotonin and dopamine, two essential neurotransmitters involved in feelings of well-being, happiness, and sleep [30] [31].

 

 

AdaptoZen Superfood Greens 

 

Meet our ultimate energy supplement, AdaptoZen Superfood Greens Powder! This groundbreaking formula makes the perfect “energy drink” with 47 plant-powered ingredients bursting with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants for energy production and total body nourishment. Not to mention powerful fatigue-fighting herbs like green tea and organic matcha for a gentle caffeine boost, plus adaptogens like Ashwagandha and Rhodiola Rosea. 

 

Symptoms Superfood Greens may support:

  • Fatigue
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Inflammation & oxidative stress
  • Stubborn weight gain
  • Bloating & irregularity

 

What does the research say?

A study examined the effects of Rhodiola Rosea in individuals struggling with stress-related fatigue. the study found that significant improvements were observed on a fatigue assessment scale and cortisol responses upon awakening compared to the control group. [32]

 

A randomized controlled trial in men found that spirulina was able to reduce both mental and physical fatigue. This was demonstrated by increased exercise output after supplementation for 1 week and enhanced performance in a mathematics-based mental fatigue test. [33]

 

Another randomized controlled trial found that beetroot juice significantly enhanced endurance in an all-out sprint exercise. Researchers believe this effect is because beetroot can act as a precursor to nitric oxide. This important molecule plays a role in vasodilation and can improve the functioning of mitochondria. [34]

 

 

Irish Sea Moss Complex

 

Seaweed is an incredible superfood, with vitamins, antioxidants, amino acid, and minerals like iodine which is vital for optimal thyroid function and thus makes an ideal natural supplement to promote energy levels. Our Irish Sea Moss Complex contains wildcrafted seaweed and burdock root for exceptional nutritional support!

 

Symptoms Irish Sea Moss may support:

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty with focus & memory
  • Suboptimal thyroid function
  • Oxidative stress
  • Low immunity

 

What does the research say?

While there is limited evidence specifically focused on Irish sea moss and bladderwrack for low energy levels, it is clear that seaweed is a fantastic source of crucial nutrients, like B Vitamins that may support energy production. [35]

 

Research shows that Irish sea moss and bladderwrack are rich in potent antioxidants. These antioxidants could help fight free radicals and protect energy-producing mitochondria. [36]

 

Since seaweed provides an abundant source of iodine, it may help alleviate symptoms like fatigue and brain fog associated with suboptimal thyroid function. [37]

 

 

Final Thoughts

 

We hope this article has helped you make the right NutriRise dietary supplement choice based on your unique needs and that you’ll soon be facing each new day feeling revitalized and ready to enjoy life to the fullest!

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our customer advocate team at hello@nutririse.com!

 

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and not intended for use as medical advice. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting any dietary supplement. 

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