Foods & Supplements to Boost Energy Levels

I have 2 kids, 1 is teething, it’s quite hard work. I only work 4 days a week now but the 3 days off are the hardest!

Anyway, moaning over, here’s some solutions that I’ve found

CONSULT A DOCTOR BEFORE TAKING ANY SUPPLEMENTS

Supplements to Boost Energy Levels

Sleep:

Magnesium Glycinate – I use Doctor’s Best brand. Tablets are massive but seems to be the only one that helps me sleep

Glycine – I use Bulkpowders version. Great for sleep and relaxation

5 HTP – great for sleep and weird dreams. Go easy though, can give you an upset stomach

Phenibut – if I wake up in the night, I’ll sometimes take 500mg of phenibut. It helps promote deep sleep. Stick to once per week though, it’s addictive.

Vitality

Adaptogens can help boost resitance to stress, increase energy levels and help the immune system to function

Rhodiola

Cordyceps Mushrooms

Holy Basil

Ginseng

Nootropics

Nootropics are anything that boost cognitive functioning

These include

Choline

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (allows improves fertility)

PQQ

Racetams

L-Theanine

Noopept

DO YOUR RESEARCH before taking any supplements

Check out Examine.com, Selfhacked.com and https://www.reddit.com/r/adaptogens/

also – https://www.reddit.com/r/Nootropics/

you’ll generally want to stack racetams with a source of choline, but do your own research

The ketogenic diet is also great for sleep deprivation, in my experience. It’s a right pain to stick to though and can be expensive.

After taking ALL THE SUPPLEMENTS

Natural Anti inflammatories

Anything that lowers inflammation should also help with energy and feelings of wellbeing.

Pine bark extract

curcumin

rosehip

MSM

Tart cherry šŸ’

cold showers – will also increase noradrenaline

Looking up is also said to increase energy levels, whereas looking down decreases them.

rapid breathing will increase energy levels, as will exercise

About Drew

MMA, Fitness & Marketing enthusiast from North Wales, UK. A Stoic Hippy with no hair. Not to boast but - 1st Class Degree in Sports Science from Loughborough, MSc in Nutrition from the University of Liverpool. 20 years experience of weight & fitness training.
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