How To Get More Energy With Natural Energy Boosters- 5 Ways
By: Dr. David Nelson
1 February, 2012 by
How To Get More Energy With Natural Energy Boosters- 5 Ways
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Boost Your Energy With B12

Vitamin B12 is often called the energizing vitamin. It plays a number of critical roles in your body enabling your body to keep up with all kinds of essential tasks.

But more specifically, when it comes to energy, it does two things. First, it helps your body make red blood cells. Red blood cells transport all the oxygen your body needs to burn fuel.

Secondly, by helping your body make the amino acid methionine, B12 makes over a 100 different reactions possible. This includes reactions that are essential for protein and fat metabolism.[1]

Looking for a good source of B12? Eggs, dairy products, fish and meat are all packed with it. If you're vegetarian, chlorella is one of the only plant-based sources for this vitamin.

Boost Your Energy With Green

Toxins drain your body's energy reserves like nothing else. Picture a big wad of black sludge slowing the engine in a car . . . Essentially, toxins do the same thing inside your body.

Toxins can rob your body of nutrients by bonding with them or destroying them. They can interfere with healthy biochemical reactions in your body. And they tax your body's resources when your body has to rally energy and materials toneutralize them, process them and eliminate them.

In fact several studies have linked toxic exposure to debilitating diseases like chronic fatigue.[2,3]However, if you remove these toxins, your body can perform at a whole new level. As a result, you feel naturally energized!There are a number of ways to detoxify naturally - drinking more water, eating organically and working up a sweat, for example.

One of nature's best detoxifiers is the green plant pigment, 
chlorophyll. When you eat chlorophyll-rich foods, it's like giving your body an internal shower. In one population study in rural China with high rates of liver cancer caused by fungal toxins, when people supplemented with a chlorophyll derivative, they reduced the amount of markers for this fungal toxin damage in the body 55%![4]

Looking for a good source of chlorophyll? Any green vegetable will do but chlorella is perhaps the most concentrated source of chlorophyll on the planet.

Boost Your Energy Naturally With Eleuthero

Chlorella isn't the only energizing botanical out there . . . The herb, eleuthero, is perhaps one of nature's best natural energy boosters.

Eleuthero works with your body to moderate the effects of stress and revive you with sustained, healthy energy. While it can help reinvigorate you and sharpen your mental performance, it doesn't work like other stimulants like caffeine. Instead you feel calm and alert.

When it comes to research supporting this, at least a dozen studies have confirmed eleuthero can impact fatigue in people. For example, Chinese researchers demonstrated that by taking 800 milligrams of eleuthero daily, cyclists were able to increase their body's maximum oxygen intake and endurance.[5]

Naturally Boost Your Energy By Nixing Sugar

Sugar may make you feel a little zippy for a short while. But once that initial hit disappears, without fail, your energy drops way below normal and you feel even worse.

Sugar decreases the activity of specialized neurons in the brain. These cells produce a neuropeptide, orexin, that tell your body to be alert. When they turn off, your body responds with sleepiness.[6]

So when you dose yourself with sugar, while your body may get an initial dose of quick fuel that energizes you, that won't last. You're essentially turning off the cells that tell your body to wake up. And instead ushering in the signal to nap.Crush your sugar cravings and you'll gain in energy.

 Boost Your Energy With A Piece Of Fruit

However, even though a teaspoon of sugar in the form of soda will eventually put you to sleep, sugar isn't all bad. If you get it in the right mix it can actually help wake you up and keep you going. How do you find this perfect mix? In fruit.

Fruit still gives you sugar in the form of fructose. But it mixes it in with fiber that slows digestion. And by slowing digestion, the release of sugar into your bloodstream slows down as well. Even better, fruit's antioxidants help your body combat the free radical damage that can come with burning this new dose of fuel.

So for a quick pick me up that won't leave you dragging later on, find a luscious piece of fruit and revive.

Boost Your Energy The Natural Way

So when you're feeling like the day is dragging and you still can't keep up, you now have recourse. Walk right past the coffee machine and the candy bar display and instead give your body real energizing nutrition.

With the B12- and chlorophyll-rich nutrition of chlorella, eleuthero's enlivening support or a fruity pick-me-up, you can put your body back in gear. Your body has a complex web of energy mechanisms inside of it. It's up to you to nourish them right so you can perform at your best.

About Dr. David Nelson, Ph D
David Nelson is a nutritional consultant, and has been involved in the field of nutritional studies for over 20 years. Dr. Nelson studied at San Diego University, Iowa State University, and Mankato State University. He currently specializes in the areas of Anti-aging, Sports Performance Nutrition, and Allergy. For the past 15 years, Dr. Nelson has been the Nutritionist at the Center for Advanced Medicine, and co-hosts the radio show ""Health Talk, A Second Opinion,"" with the other doctors from the Center. He is also an esteemed member of the Sun Chlorella Advisory Board, which helps guide the medical innovation behind Sun Chlorella products.

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[1] Vitamin B12 Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet.Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health. Viewed 2/13/15 at 
[2] Racciatti D et al. Chronic fatigue syndrome following a toxic exposure.Sci Total Environ. 2001 Apr 10;270(1-3):27-31. 
[3] Brewer JH et al. Detection of Mycotoxins in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Toxins (Basel). 2013 Apr; 5(4): 605-617. 
[4] Bailey, G. Chlorophylls and Cancer Prevention, Passing The First Hurdle. Linus Pauling Website. November 2002. Viewed 10/14 at 
[5] Kuo J, et al. The effect of eight weeks of supplementation with Eleutherococcussenticosus on endurance capacity and metabolism in human.Chin J Physiol. 2010 Apr 30;53(2):105-11. 
[6] Williams RH et al

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