In our hustle-and-bustle world, maintaining energy and concentration is often challenging. While there's no shortage of caffeinated products and artificial energy boosters, many people are on the lookout for natural stimulants that offer focus and vigor without the adverse side effects. If you're one of those seeking a holistic approach to vitality, this list of top natural stimulants for focus and energy is for you.
Let’s start with some familiar vitamins that are considered natural stimulants:
The B Vitamins
Helps the body create energy and well as increase brain activity in areas used for thinking, focusing, concentration, attention, memory recall, and decision-making. We recommend B3 NADH from PANMOL® as the biologically active form of vitamin B3. (Avoid niacin and niacinamide.) NADH functions as the strongest energy donor and the strongest electron donor (antioxidant) for the body.
Vitamin B9 (bioavailable Folate)
Vitamin B9 is necessary for producing red and white blood cells in bone marrow, producing DNA and RNA, and transforming carbohydrates into energy. Also important during periods of rapid growth, such as pregnancy, infancy, and adolescence. The version we recommend is Folate as Metafolin® L-5-MTHF. This bioavailable Folate, also known as B9, works in the body like folate found in most foods with a higher absorption rate than folic acid. Helpful for cell division, making it essential for growth and healing.
Vitamin B12 (Adenosylcobalamin and Methylcobalamin)
There are two desired versions of B12:
Adenosylcobalamin supports and protects the mitochondria in the body’s cells and helps mitochondria burn fuel efficiently. Adenosylcobalamin is selected when a biologically active form of vitamin B12 is desired, and the formula’s goal is to support the Citric acid/Krebs cycle and cellular energy production (ATP), increasing the body’s voltage.
Methylcobalamin is central in methylation or methyl donation and aids in gene expression.
We recommend that you avoid the cyanocobalamin version of B12. Read more about B12 and cyanocobalamin in our blog Vitamin B12: What You NEED to Know.
Let's now take a look at some additional natural stimulants
Tyrosine is a popular dietary supplement used to improve alertness, attention, and focus. It produces important brain chemicals that help nerve cells communicate and may even regulate mood. Despite these benefits, supplementing with tyrosine can have side effects and interact with medications. So please check with your physician before supplementing.
Alanine (non-essential Amino Acid)
Alanine is a non-essential amino acid that occurs in high levels in its free state in plasma. It is produced from pyruvate by transamination. It is involved in sugar and acid metabolism, increases immunity, and provides energy for muscle tissue, the brain, and the central nervous system. Alanine is used to make proteins. It is also used to break down tryptophan and vitamin B6. It is a source of energy for muscles and the central nervous system.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
This is an Essential fatty acid for aerobic metabolism. Alpha Lipoic Acid helps form the building blocks of lipid molecules.
Calcium pyruvate increases the speed of the biochemical cycle (the kreb cycle) that converts food to energy, making more energy available for use. Calcium pyruvate helps with fatigue, sustained energy, and muscle growth. It is also potentially helpful with weight loss.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
Coenzyme Q10 is a nutrient that occurs naturally in the body. CoQ10 is also in many foods we eat. CoQ10 acts as an antioxidant, which protects cells from damage and plays an important part in the metabolism. Ubiquinol is the active form of CoQ10 and plays a key role in producing the cellular energy your organs need to keep functioning.
Magnesium (as Albion Magnesium Malate & TRAACS® Chelate)
Magnesium is a crucial macro mineral involved in over 300 physiological processes. It is essential to body structure and healthy function. Albion’s magnesium is chelated, or bound, to amino acids so it is passed intact through the digestive tract up to the optimal point of absorption. Chelated magnesium is protected and has fewer interactions with other nutrients.
Sustain Energy and Focus with these Natural Supplements
All the natural supplements mentioned above are available in Dr. Tennant’s® Restore. The journey to sustained energy and focus doesn't have to rely on artificial or synthetic sources. With a world rich in natural ingredients and bioavailable supplements, there's a wealth of natural ingredients and natural stimulants waiting to be explored. Remember, everyone's body is unique, so it's crucial to start with small doses and observe how you react. As with any new supplement or diet change, consulting a healthcare professional is always a wise move.
Here's to a more focused, energetic, and naturally vibrant you!
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