Post # 1
Due to ill health my energy is just not what it used to be. I am desperately trying to find ways to boost myself up. I’m eating healthy wholegrains, nuts, oatcakes, salads and veg but without caffeine nothing is working. Therefore I’m finding myself nastily addicted to toxic energy drinks. I can’t do coffee. Wish I could because I know it would be a darn sight better for my liver. But seriously, any advice to pep me up? Working out is not much of an option most days else I would be giving that a bash. Natural sources of caffeine or energy rich foods welcome! I will try it all.
Post # 2
I have super low iron which makes me very tired all the time. Have you tried an iron suppliment? You may want to consult with a nutritionist or a doctor first though. I found it worked very well for me! Or more iron rich foods like spinach would help too.
Post # 3
Oh and I used to drink Redbulls daily until I started having heart palpitations and I haven’t touched one since…please be careful with energy drinks!
Post # 4
Look for foods and drinks high in vitamin B12. I used to have good luck with that cranberry juice that had added B12, but I bet a supplement would do just as well. There are also numerous lists of foods high in B12 for energy.
Post # 5
Ooh iron! I will give that a go. I know the energy drinks are bad news but without a kick I feel like I am drowing these days. Desperate to give them up!!
Post # 6
Yes, I can definately get a hold of that one. I was told about B12 by my physio and must admit never followed it up. Well, next time I go near a pharmacist i will load up on the supplements. I’ve always had a good diet so I’ve never considered trying to boost outwith but I think my body may be trying to tell me I do!!
Post # 7
Yipeebee: get a good nights sleep. exercise. eat protein. i do not drink coffee. occassionally i have an iced tea. if i have cafeine after 1pm, i won’t sleep that evening.
Post # 8
Yipeebee: I drink insane amounts of tea, good old orange peakoe tea. It definitely helps. I also find apples can give me an energy boost!
Post # 9
I find that drinking a cup of Emergen-C gives me an energy boost! Lots of vitamins, like others have mentioned. But more importantly, I always have more energy when I get enough sleep at night, which doesn’t happen enough lol. I also know exercise helps–I’m also bad at getting enough of that, too!
Post # 10
Many chronic conditions can cause fatigue that caffeine isn’t going to do anything for in the long run. The best way to improve how alert you feel is to take good care of whatever condition you have. Supplements won’t do much unless you have a deficiency. Vitamin B12 helps me feel more energetic, but only because I tend to not have enough if I’m not supplementing.
The caffeine boost isn’t helping when you’re relying on it every day, it’s just taking your body back up to the level it expects.
I don’t like coffee, when I do want some caffeine I’ll have tea, usually green, black only if it’s morning and I really need it or some chocolate.
Post # 11
Not a coffee drinker either! I like the EcoDrink (you can get it at costco). It tastes pretty good. Looks like it has splenda. It actually gives me energy–the others didn’t really do much i.e. zipfuzz and starbucks refreshers.
Post # 12
Yipeebee: Don’t eat anything that is high in fat/anything high in fake sugar/ avoid processed foods. It’s all poison and just slows you down.
Yoga can help as well!
Post # 13
Apples and tea work for me. Tea is even stronger than coffee I think. I also suffered from iron defeciency and had to switch iron supplements once or twice before I found the one that really works for me. And it may sound weird but running actually made me feel a lot LESS tired!
Post # 14
If I did not have a B12 supplement every day, I’d be useless. I also drink lots of green tea and water.
Post # 15
Let’s see, once I gave up caffiene and started only drinking emergen-c and water. I was absolutely addicted to energy drinks and the fizziness of the emergen-c helped me to transition off of it. I started jogging and cut down on processed foods and I felt great. I drink a lot of tea now, usually green tea in the morning and chamomile at night.