Five All-Natural Alternatives to Five Hour Energy and Caffeine Hot

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I’ve always admired the Five-Hour Energy company for the company’s incredible ability to market their product to the tired, mentally drained masses, and there was a time when I had no reservations about taking some for that extra boost. Five-Hour Energy and other “energy shot” companies position themselves as a healthier alternative to Red Bull with less caffeine (about one cup per), but is that really the case? You may be surprised to find out what’s really in America’s new favorite pick-me-up, and that true healthy options are actually quite simple to find (not to mention relatively cheap).

The “Healthier Alternative” to Energy Drinks? Really?

There’s a lot packed into one 1.93-ounce energy shot, but the sad truth is that there are at least four ingredients that I personally avoid at all times (and you should too).

Five Hour Energy ingredients.

-Artificial Flavors: While they are vague on the type of artificial flavors included, these can be a troublesome ingredient for many people. Artificial flavors have been known to cause allergy and even behavioral issues, and are also linked to thyroid disorders which can suppress your energy reserves in the long run.

-Potassium Sorbate: While they affect some people more than others, it’s common knowledge that preservatives like this one are best to be avoided. Potassium sorbate may cause allergic reactions and even migraines for some people.

-Sodium Benzoate: Of all the preservatives out there, this may be the most important to avoid. Sodium Benzoate literally deprives your cells of oxygen, the mitochondrial (power center) cells in particular, which could lead to all sorts of side effects with repeated use. A recent study by Sheffield University in the UK even found that it can cause essential parts of the human DNA to “stop working (this is not a typo).”

-Sucralose: The popular and highly controversial artificial sweetener Splenda is sucralose-based, and if you’ve read the news lately you probably know just how harmful artificial sweeteners can be. A 2009 study by the consumer education group Citizens for Health found that animals eating Sucralose had 50 percent less good bacteria in their intestines, increased body weight and other abnormalities. The chairman of the group added that hundreds of consumers had complained about side effects from the sweetener, and said he believed it should carry a “big red warning label.”

Perhaps the only quality ingredient is “Purified Water,” which is usually only in health products. In this case, its presence may be fooling consumers.

Here are Five Natural Pick-Me-Ups Without the Junk...

There were times when I’d slam as many as three Five-Hour Energy shots in one sitting to revive my mind during long hours in the newsroom, but by the end of the day, I felt ragged and drained. Since I’ve had been able to step back and rethink my health, I’ve found new ways to recharge without hurting my long-term health.

You can almost always find me with one of these four natural pick-me-ups (and/or engaging in the other one) during or after a long work day:

1. Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is an excellent natural energy booster.

Having energy is as much mental as it is physical, maybe more, and few things stimulate the mind like a good, strong essential oil.

Among them, Peppermint Oil is my favorite: Powerful yet refreshing and pleasant enough to dab on your neck or your clothes, or to drink a few drops in a glass of water. Studies show how effective it is, including one that showed an increase in brain oxygen concentration and respiratory rate along with ventilation.

They also show that peppermint may be effective on perceived physical workload, temporal workload, effort, and anxiety; “in augmenting cognitive performance, working memory, visual-motor response” and more.

Peppermint oil is an excellent natural energy booster. Check out the amazing study results here; you can get peppermint essential oil by clicking here.

2. Yerba Mate

Caffeine is popular because it works, but most holistic health practitioners recommend it in moderation because it can tax the adrenal glands and create dependency. Yerba Mate has been said to contain a cousin to caffeine called “mateine,” although others dispute that such a compound exists and say that yerba mate tea simply has a more balanced combination of compounds that make it non-habit forming.

You can find yerba mate in your local health food store or online; I sometimes drink it at work in a glass bottle as an iced tea throughout the day.

3. Vitamin B12

I’m just going to come right out and say it: I’m deficient Vitamin B12. That much was confirmed via a biofeedback test this past winter and since then I’ve been supplementing with B12. Vegans and vegetarians seem to be especially at risk, and eating a diet more like these may have contributed to my issue (I must say that more research should be done, but this is the trend I’ve read about).

This vitamin is especially important for the nervous system, i.e. helping you feel more alert and focused throughout your body and mind.

4. Meditation

Okay, so it’s not a supplement. But there’s no substitute for carving out a little bit of time to relax during your workday.

Many times I thought I was physically tired were actually just instances of having way too much mental clutter. Finding a spot to meditate can be difficult, but creativity goes a long way here: I would often slip away to an empty parking lot to at least have the ability to get away from everything on my lunch break and relax.

Meditation can be remarkably effective in as little as eight minutes a day according to experts.

5. Camu Camu

This Camu Camu supplement is a favorite of mine, as it gives 50 percent of my daily value of natural Vitamin C in one drop.

While other mammals still produce Vitamin C within their bodies, humans have actually lost that ability over time. That’s, well, a bit of a problem because Vitamin C is necessary for so many functions. Vitamin C can help reduce oxidative stress,  prevent colds, help the absorption of iron (preventing anemia), and may even reduce fatigue significantly according to studies like this one.

People take Vitamin C in North America more than any other supplement, which sounds great, right?

Unfortunately, the synthetic version they take is often made in China, or in a lab in New Jersey (often from GMO corn, no less, or petroleum-based substances). It doesn’t absorb nearly as well as natural Vitamin C and it may leave you at risk for health issues like chronic colds, depression, premature aging and much more. If you feel like you’re not getting enough Vitamin C, eating more organic fruits and vegetables can help, as will a top quality natural supplement.

I like to get my natural Vitamin C from Camu Camu, a powerful Amazon Rainforest Berry that also helps boost the serotonin (good mood chemical) levels in your mind, which you can check out here. This Camu Camu supplement is a favorite of mine, as it gives 50 percent of my daily value of natural Vitamin C in one drop. This particular type of Camu Camu comes in a small squeeze bottle that provides 50 percent of the daily Vitamin C in one drop.

Energy on a long-term scale 

While eating plenty of organic fruits and vegetables and drinking enough water is my number one strategy for all-day energy, we can all use a little boost. And truth be told, each of these ways work better and give me a more balanced, clear type of energy and feeling than coffee ever did.

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By J. Davis III

Category: HEALTH
Tags: HEALING | HEALTHY FATS | REMEDIES

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“That stuff is just a lot of calories your body can’t use,” Liz told me, “Some are poison. And all these foods are stripped of the anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that help your body detox. The result? Your body expends huge amounts of calories to eliminate some toxins—the rest, it stores in your fat to protect you. This is why most people are hungry all the time. They’re not getting energy they need.”

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By Richard Neal

Category: HEALTH
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According the latest statistics, diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States is reaching epidemic levels:

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#1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat

By J. Davis III

Category: HEALTH
Tags: HEALING | PREVENTION

I bet you can’t guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat.

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