Top Tips for a Natural Energy Boost
If your "get up and go" has "got up and went" and you need a natural energy boost, here's what to do:
- Take any of the following energy boosters, based on your own experimentation. The suggested doses are guidelines only, since each of us has a unique biochemical makeup. You can start with 400 mg of Siberian ginseng, 500 mg of licorice, and 100 mg of pantothenic acid. (The last two are more for adrenal support than actual energy.) Or take either 500 mg of the amino acid tyrosine or 500 mg of DLPA. Depending on your response, you can add in any or all of the following to create your own personal energy formula, preferably one at a time to gauge your response. This can differ from day to day, too, depending on how you are feeling. If you do end up taking them all, reduce the dose of each accordingly, about one-third to one-half. Take about 100 mg of Asian or American ginseng, 300 mg of ashwaganda, 3,000 mg of reishi mushroom, 100 mg of rhodiola, 100-250 mg of DLPA, or 100-250 mg of tyrosine.
- Take a bath with essential oils of lemon, eucalyptus, cinnamon, or peppermint dispersed in the water, or scent your room with them.
- Do aerobic exercise.
- Do a vital energy exercise yoga, t'ai chi, Psychocalisthenics, or any form of movement or dance.
- Listen to stimulating music and boogie to the beat.
- Maximize the light in your room with natural daylight or full-spectrum lighting.
From NATURAL HIGHS: Supplements, Nutrition, and Mind/Body Techniques to Help You Feel Good by Hyla Cass and Patrick Holford. Copyright © Hyla Cass, M.D., and Patrick Holford. Used by arrangement with Avery, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
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