A Healthy Alternative to Energy Drinks
grocery and convenience stores are packed with all types and sizes of
“energy” drinks. It’s another
manifestation of the busy modern
lifestyle: Constantly on the go; constantly in need of stimulants to
keep the body “charged.”
But it is not a healthy trend.
most of the “energy” drinks contain one or two
ingredients—Ginko Biloba and Green Tea are two common
remaining ingredients have no redeeming qualities and are usually
detrimental to good health. Leading the list, of course, is artificial
carbonation and refined sugars. Artificial carbonation retards the
digestive process and stymies proper assimilation of nutrients; refined
sugar creates a quick burst of energy for one’s body, but
wears off as
quickly as it starts, and leaves the body more depleted than
before—causing a cycle of dependency that has to be
addition, the extreme quantities of caffeine in most energy
drinks—along with the refined sugars—plays havoc on
function. Unfortunately, this is an essential function that is already
over-taxed in most people due to stress, drugs, chemicals and
And, as if it’s not bad enough that the average
energy drink contains more garbage than healthy nutrients, a closer
examination of the “healthy nutrients” demonstrates
they’re not all
they’re cracked up to be because the
“nutrients” are actually
artificial ingredients created in a lab.
Red Bull, one of the
world’s most popular energy drinks, brags that all of its
are synthetically produced—most by pharmaceutical companies.
that this “guarantees highest quality.” If quality
then perhaps. But if quality means what your body absorbs and is able
to use, then this claim is ludicrous. Study after study has
demonstrated that synthetic nutrients are not well-absorbed by the body
and, in fact, are often rejected by the body with violent reactions. It
doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that a guy in
coat cannot compete with mother nature when it comes to basic
So, is there a way to gain energy immediately, but
in a fashion that is natural and wholesome, doesn’t create
and doesn’t tax the adrenal glands?
Yes, there are a number of natural ingredients that support both energy
for the body and clarity for the brain.
however, when setting a goal to achieve a consistent energy level
throughout the day, it is important that one eat a balanced diet (for
most people this would be roughly 60% complex carbohydrates, 20%
protein, and 20% healthy fats). Additionally, eating small meals
frequently rather than large meals 2 or 3 times a day—and
regularly—will work wonders in creating energy that you never
When those times arrive when an extra boost is
needed—following an inadequate night’s sleep, extra
hours at work,
stress tiring you earlier than usual—some of the ingredients
known to create physical energy include:
enhances the metabolism through its effects on the thyroid.
Extract… stimulates and provides energy
stimulating effect on myocardial (heart) tissue.
stimulates nervous system and fights exhaustion.
critical for normal energy production in human cells.
that most of the above ingredients contain mental stimulation benefits
as well—such as Metabromine’s ability to combat
we have categorized them here for the physical energy properties they
are commonly known for. Likewise, herbs and amino acids that contain
nutrients proven to penetrate the blood-brain barrier and promote
mental stimulation (listed below) oftentimes also include physical
encourages production of acetylcholine, which stimulate neurons.
shown to improve short-term memory and reaction time.
research suggests that it enhances memory, intelligence and mood.
numerous known benefits including stimulation of heart and brain.
combats cognitive decline associated with stress and fatigue.
used to treat wide range of disorders including cognitive function.
Crenula… tested successfully in alleviating
fatigue, irritability, headache.
course there are numerous ingredients that have been proven to be
beneficial to energy and brain function promotion, and additional herbs
are currently undergoing new research; these are just a few
widely-known and accepted natural stimulators.
A big advantage
to completely natural, whole-food based
“stimulants” is they can be
tried with little or no risk. In reality it is similar to testing a new
food, and you can observe immediate benefits.
Systems has just introduced “Natural
Vitality.” This product is
designed to help improve both your mental and physical energy
Research shows that many times people lack focus and have diminished
energy levels due to a lack of specific nutrients. These nutrients are
needed to feed the brain and body in what is known as the krebs
But what the public usually chooses to combat
the problems that are caused by a lack of nutrients is stimulants that
don’t provide the missing nutrition. So, rather than
nutrients it craves, the body becomes even more deficient as it is
functioning with drug-like stimulation.
Most products use
stimulant herbs and loads of caffeine. Upon receiving these,
is working faster but still doesn’t have the nutrients it
increasing the nutrient deficiency and making the body even more
addicted to the product.
Natural Vitality provides the body with
the deficient nutrients, and it does it through pre-digesting the
nutrients with its “opti-blend delivery system.”
This blend consists of
specific amounts of enzymes and minerals to drive the nutrients to the
cellular level quickly.
Although all the ingredients contained
in Optimal Natural Vitality are too numerous to list here, all the
ingredients noted above—for promoting both physical energy
stimulation—are included. The full list of ingredients is
You will feel the effects of increased focus,
motivation and energy within 20 minutes of taking Natural Vitality. And
it is a product that you can easily adjust the dosage and times of use
based on your own particular needs.
Once you have the energy and
concentration you need, you can then focus more effectively on your
goals of eating better and exercising consistently. Goals that you may
have a desire for, but just have trouble getting motivated to
Once you have achieved this, Natural Vitality can then be used as an
“as-needed” formula when you just need that extra
focus or energy boost.