Need An Energy Boost?

This is definitely one of those things that most everyone complains about…fatigue.  They need more energy.  Most people rely on caffeine, food or junk food, and sweets to keep them going.  The problems with these are many. First, all the caffeine can contribute to adrenal exhaustion which will just make the problem worse in the long run, they all allow for a crash, and too much food or sweets contribute to a whole host of diseases not to mention packing on the pounds. These things only give you a false sense of security. It’s fleeting and hurts you in the long run. Plus as far as energy drinks go, I’ve written about this in the past, they contain a lot of artificial ingredients, colors, dyes, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives. Best to stay away if you care about your health.

Now for the good news!  I have found a great energy booster for you. The best part is that it is an herbal tea. Wait, don’t hang up the phone yet…they are designed to taste good.  The tea gives you a natural energy boost.  The great thing is that it is made up of some of the best Chinese tonic herbs available. They actually give you energy by tonifying and nourishing your body not giving you caffeine.

Here’s the Skinny on the Herbs:

Ginseng (Ren Shen)

Ginseng is the best known Chinese herb around the world. Highly prized for its ability to adapt to the body’s needs, it is the supreme tonic herb. The rare ability to increase physical energy, sexual energy and provide clarity of mind is partly the reason ginseng is known as KING of all herbs. Ginseng also supports our immune function, balances the endocrine system, boosts brain function and strengthens our lungs. Ginseng is used to reduce the effects of stress, boost energy levels, enhance memory and stimulate the immune system. It can reduce both physical and mental fatigue. Ginseng can also relieve depression, enhance concentration, improve stamina, and increase blood circulation.

Codonopsis (Dang Shen)

Codonopsis also is a premiere Qi or Energy tonic herb. As Ginseng is the “King” herb, codonopsis is the “Prince”. It functions much like ginseng with actions that are slightly gentler. Improving fatigue while improving lung function is one of its many claims to fame.

Ligusticum (Chuan Xiong)

This liver invigorating herb promotes the movement of qi (energy) in the body.

Dang Gui (Angelica)

It works in harmony with the white peony in this formula helping to promote the qi (energy) and circulate proper movement of qi. Among its many abilities dang gui can improve a pale complexion through its blood tonifying qualities.

Atractylodes (Bai Zhu)

Atractylodes has been used to augment energy and restore harmony to the body. High in natural amino acids tyrosine, lysine & arginine it is often paired with Codonopsis to improve stomach ailments. It is a very important medicinal for improving overall digestive functions.

Rehmannia (Shu Di Huang)

This herb is often referred to as “the kidney’s own food” and Traditional Chinese Medicine believes the kidneys are our life source energy. When we burn through our kidney energy we become exhausted. Rehmannia helps replenish this source of our bodys natural energy. Rehmannia helps balance the endocrine system and keep the hormonal balance. Rehmannia is one of the best “Yin” foods you can give your body. It naturally improves adrenal function. There is also evidence that cooked rehmannia lowers blood pressure which naturally rises as we age. Rehmannia has been known through-out the ages as “the great nourisher” because of its many anti-aging, and rejuvenating functions.

Poria (Fu Ling)

Poria in this formula is used to strengthen digestive functions.

White Peony (Bai Shao)

White Peony helps clears the liver channel and nourishes the blood. It is often paired with Rehmannia, Dang Gui and ligusticum to help repair the blood. White peony has a special action of helping us unwind because it can relax the liver.

Ginger (Sheng Jiang)

Although Ginger is only a small part of this formula it is warming and helps this formula stay balanced and tasty. Its great for improving the digestibility of all the herbs and is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine formulas for this purpose.

Jujube (Da Zao)

Naturally sweet red dates also called Jujube are the perfect addition to the herbs above. They provide the natural sweetness to complement the other herbs. Their deep red color is similar to the color of blood and have been used for centuries to improve blood function.

Goji Berries (Lycium)

Goji berries grow in mountainous regions with extreme temperature fluctuations. Growing in this type of climate makes them an extremely hearty plant bearing a fruit with the same qualities. Goji berries improve eye sight , immune function and are a well known blood tonic. Also known as Wolfberry fruit the Grand Materia Medica states they enrich the kidneys and moisten the eyes and generate essence. We think you can never get to much of a good thing like GoJi berries.

 

You can see this is a super tonic for the body.  What better way to get an Energy Boost?  This tea would make a great replacement for coffee in the morning or add it as a mid-morning boost for the rest of the day.  It not only boosts your energy, but will boost health & longevity with body nourishing tonics.

Call or come by to pick up a packet to try.

 

***Just a side note here, I also have a Skinny Boost Tea that is designed specifically for those who are overweight and have slightly elevated blood pressure and a tendency towards constipation.  I am not a huge fan of “Skinny” products but this formula is excellent for overall health & balancing and weight reduction if you fall into these guidelines (overweight, blood sugar issues, slightly elevated blood pressure and a tendency to constipation).  It will not only help you to shed some pounds, but help you regain your health.

Again, just call or come by to pick up a packet to try.

As always, leave me questions or comments in the comments section below.  I love to hear from you.

This entry was written by Dr. Shelly Masters , posted on Tuesday February 04 2014at 03:02 pm , filed under Health News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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