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What Herbs will Boost Energy?

Updated on September 26, 2015

Naturally Increase Energy

If you're not a big fan of drinking energy drinks like Red Bull or Monster energy drinks and you don't want to take a caffeine pill like Vivarin or No-Doz, then your may want to consider adding a daily supplement to your diet.

Although, by taking a supplement you won't be able to have the sudden burst of energy that you may be used to by drinking an energy drink, but you'll have a more constant level of energy.

There are many safe supplements and herbs that you can take to help increase your energy levels. You may want to consult your doctor if you are already taking any medications or vitamins. In some cases, although they may be natural and safe, there can be drug interactions.

Also, keep in mind that when taking a daily supplement, you want to give it a good 6 weeks before making your decision as to whether or not you're experiencing any changes or differences.

Choosing a Supplement to Increase Your Energy

Because there are different options to choose from, you may want to do a little research to decide which energy supplement you want to take.

First off, keep in mind that the B-complex vitamins are known to help regulate energy levels, so by adding a simple daily vitamin that contains the B vitamins, may be all that you need. If you're already taking a multi-vitamin, you may want to consult your physician to see if a B-12 or other B vitamin can be added.

Because the body gets its energy from the foods that you eat, it is important that your digestive system is running and regulating properly. When your digestive tract is working at full capacity, you can optimize the energy that is released into your body.

Ginger and tumeric are two digestive herbs that will help stimulate flow to the digestive organs, as well as aid the overall digestive process.

Tumeric is an herb that will actually help detoxify the body and protect the liver, which is one of the major organs in the digestive tract.

Nature's Way Siberian Eleuthero, 425mg Capsules, 100-Count
Nature's Way Siberian Eleuthero, 425mg Capsules, 100-Count

Similar to red ginseng, the Siberian ginseng is an adaptogenic herb that will help improve physical an mental vitality. Siberian ginseng is similar to red ginseng. It will help increase your stamina and adapt to external stress, as well as increase your immunity and recovery time.

 

Supplements to Boost Energy

Nature's Way Bee Pollen Blend 580 mg Caps, 180 ct
Nature's Way Bee Pollen Blend 580 mg Caps, 180 ct

Bee pollen is considered a super food, as it contains every nutrient to support life. It is a powerful energy booster. It can also fight stress, regulate weight, and aid in the digestive process.

 
Nature's Way Shiitake and Maitake, 60 Capsules (Packaging May Vary)
Nature's Way Shiitake and Maitake, 60 Capsules (Packaging May Vary)

This is a natural mushroom that stimulates the immune system. Maitake has shown promise in fighting chronic fatigue. The Maitake and shiitake mushroom supplement has a variety of proven health benefits and healing powers.

 
Nature's Way Gotu Kola - 180 Capsules/475 mg certified
Nature's Way Gotu Kola - 180 Capsules/475 mg certified

Gotu Kola relaxes the nervous system and is considered to be a brain food. It supports skin disorders, connective tissue, mental fatigue, poor vitality, senility, sports injury, wound healing, and scar tissue. This herb improves brain function and strengthens tissues and blood vessels, as well as acts as a rejuvenator and a tonic, with anti-inflammatory capabilities

 

Disclaimer: Please be aware that the advice in this article should in no way replace that of a licensed physician. If you have any questions, please consult your doctor for any concerns or questions that you may have.

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    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 

      7 years ago from the short journey

      Great info to consider.

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      Healthfood Nut 

      7 years ago

      Taking B-12 will NOT effect you in any beneficial way if it is not taken in liquid form. If you are taking a B-12 tablet and feeling any effects, it is only a placebo effect.

      B-12 is a wonderful part of balanced nutrition, but as a supplement works only in liquid form. B-12 tablets can be flushed directly down the toilet, and you will get the same effect, without your body having to work to eliminate them!

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      Wavecritter 

      7 years ago from Cocoa Beach

      Awesome list of choices =) ... including Ginger Root with any of the others will alleviate any stomach upset from any other other supplement usually. Great help, thanks.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      A wonderful introduction to why we need to take herbs that will boost our energy levels. I love my ginger tea and tumeric. A magnificent job! Thanks so much. :)

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      CollB 

      7 years ago

      I like the energy boosting supplements - something I'll bear in mind.

    • fastfreta profile image

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      While reading this hub I had to get up and have a cup of tumeric and ginger tea. Thanks for that.

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      susannah42 

      7 years ago from Florida

      I do take b12 and d, but I worry about the side effects.

    • Whitney05 profile imageAUTHOR

      Whitney 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Pheonix,I take B12 supplements, but not regularly. I will admit that when I do take them, I notice a different. They are nice because unlike most herbal supplements, these area vitamin which doesn't take quite so long to get into your system.

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      Gustave Kilthau 

      7 years ago from USA

      Whitney - Just give me a big bunch of BBQd brisket, a bowl of seafood gumbo, and a pint of good ice cream and I won't want for energy. :)

      Learned some new stuff here from your article. Can't spell all the names yet, but they sound good when I try to say them.

      Gus :-)))

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      Madelon Janssen 

      7 years ago from Papendrecht

      In wintertime people seem to be more tired and have less energy. Vitamine B will surely help, but it has been proven that it takes only 10 minutes sun (and I mean direct sunlight) a day to feel a lot better.

      So as soon as the sky is blue and the sun shines go for a walk!

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      PhoenixV 

      7 years ago from USA

      B-12 really helps me and I keep meaning to try ginger, they have it at my grocery store. Great hub thanks!

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