How to Increase Your Energy

Feb 3, 2021

Increase Your Greens

We all know the vast benefits these superfoods provide us – increased energy, detoxification, phytonutrients, and more, but for some, it can be a challenge getting enough into our diet.  So why not add a delicious greens powder to your régime? Alberta Natural Products Greens Powder is the perfect blend of greens and other superfood for clean, sustained energy. Green tea and bee pollen are powerful antioxidants while providing balanced energy. Grasses like barley and wheat grass are also antioxidants and are great for reducing inflammation and helping remove free radicals from the body.

Try a detox

Feeling like you over-indulged this Holiday Season (and even past year)? A detox might be the answer to get you back on track and crush those 2021 health goals. The Wild Rose Detox kit is a blend of herbs and has been used by Canadians for over 40 years. It focuses on supporting the liver’s natural detoxification pathways and helps improve digestion and elimination. It also comes with food recommendations, which is a nice bonus! They recently came out with a gentle version - same great herbs but less intense laxatives. Give one of them a try and watch your energy improve!

Improve Sleep Quality and Duration

Sleep Deprivation and poor-quality sleep can negatively impact many areas of our health, causing low energy and fatigue, to name a few. Practicing good sleep hygiene, getting outside during the day, and balancing blood sugar, all play a role in getting a restful sleep. Sometimes when our sleep is impaired and we need extra help, taking a supplement can be a great option for improved sleep quality and energy. Sleep 8 by New Roots is a blend of herbal extracts and melatonin to help calm the mind and reset your circadian rhythm. Such extracts like passionflower that support the production of GABA, a neurotransmitter that induces relaxation and skullcap which helps calm the nervous system. When we prioritize improving our sleep, our energy levels should rise.

Increase Healthy Fats

Since energy comes from calories and fats have twice as many calories as proteins and carbohydrates, one could say that if someone doesn’t get enough fat in their diet, it might impact their energy levels. There are many different types of fat, but for this discussion I will focus on the benefits of medium chain triglycerides, also know as MCT’s. MCT’s are commonly found in coconut oil & palm oil which have many benefits that include increased energy, better cognitive function, increased metabolism, and a reduction of cravings. Because MCT’s don’t go through the typical digestion process (absorbed directly from the digestive tract) they are especially beneficial for those who have issues absorbing fat. Products like Bulletproof Brain Octane, which have the fastest absorption rate, increase energy levels without the crash. Try adding some MCT’s into your diet today!

Manage Your Stress

We know that stress is part of the human experience and we need a certain amount to function. Our “fight or flight” stress response is one that has evolved from dangers like getting eaten by a sabretooth tiger to worry about family, financial stress, relationship problems, etc.  Mild stress in these situations can be useful, but if it becomes chronic it can negatively affect our health and sometimes if gone unchecked, can lead to disease. With techniques like meditation and learning how to perceive stress, we can keep it from getting out of control. Along with techniques like these, supplements can play a significant role in managing  and reacting to stress. A great option by AOR is Ortho Adapt. This combination of nutrients and herbs help you handle stress and provide you with stable energy. (Comes in a vegan option too!)

 

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