Stimulants Vs. Energy Boosts
Have you ever come to the end (or middle!) of a long day and reached for the latest energy booster to get you through? It is common these days to feel that you need an extra energy boost. But are all energy products created equal? Is there a difference between a stimulant and other types of energy boosts?
What is a Stimulant Anyway?
Simply put, a stimulant is something that increases the physical action of your body or the action of your nerves. It boosts your energy levels temporarily.
Okay, so in that case wouldn’t any energy-boosting substance be considered a stimulant?
There are many stimulants that cause an artificial rush of energy, only to wear off leaving you feeling worse than you were before. Then there are those that address your body as a whole, filling in where there are deficiencies in performance. These provide a more sustained, natural increase in energy and don’t leave you with that horrible crash.
Pour Some Sugar on Me
The problem with most energy products on the market is that much of the “energy’ in them comes from sugar. Not only is this unhealthy, it is also one of the main culprits involved in the inevitable crash we were talking about earlier.
We all know too much sugar is bad, but is there anything else in energy drinks we should avoid?
That Caffeine Buzz
In addition to sugar, most stimulants contain varying levels of caffeine. Some of them even boast about being the equivalent of a cup of coffee. It is usually the combination of sugar and caffeine together that gives you that artificial energy boost. While it is true that small amounts of caffeine can be helpful, consuming large quantities can cause undesirable side effects. Who wants to end up jittery or restless when the point is to feel more energized?
That doesn’t sound healthy. Is there a better alternative out there?
Energy Au Naturel
When searching for an energy booster, read the labels. Anything with a high sugar content belongs in the trash, not in your body. You are better off doing nothing at all if the only alternative is an energy product high in sugar.
Instead, look for a product high in plant-based substances or vitamins. These are going to give you the more holistic approach you are looking for. Better yet, find a product, such as BOOSTme gel shots, that are rich in adaptogens. If you are unfamiliar with the miracle that is an adaptogen, keep reading.
When trying to boost your energy levels, you don’t want a product that is just going to mask your body’s deficiencies (and even contribute to them) with an artificial sugar high.
You don’t want something that’s going to bombard your body with caffeine.
You want something that’s going to give you a natural energy boost by repairing/revitalizing you from the inside out. That’s where adaptogens come in. Adaptogens are plant extracts that work by helping your body adapt to stress from the environment. They fill in where your body is lacking, thereby reducing stress and increasing performance.
What kinds of stress can adaptogens help with?
Germs, inadequate sleep, and physical injuries are just some of the culprits. Stress leads to lowered energy levels which lead to more stress which leads to…..you get the picture.
Adaptogens stop this vicious cycle and give your body more energy naturally. And the best part? They really work! So the next time you feel the need for that extra boost, throw those high-sugar products in the trash and reach for a natural, adaptogen-based product instead. You’ll be glad you did so.