Boost Energy and Vitality Naturally
What Causes Low Energy?
Loss of energy and vitality has so many causes that it is not surprising that there are many therapeutic botanicals beneficial in addressing the different causes.
High Free Radical Levels Affect Energy
If you have a high level of free radicals in your body, you will suffer a loss of energy, along with a lowering of your mood. Whole World Botanicals offers products based on two botanicals, Camu-Camu (Myrciaria dubia) and Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) that act as powerful antioxidants–that is, they scavenge the cells which are causing the oxidative stress in the body. Chanca Piedra (Phyllanthus spp) is another botanical with powerful antioxidant properties.
Sluggish Liver Lowers Energy
Another cause for loss of energy is a poorly functioning or sluggish liver. The underlying cause may be too many toxic substances to neutralize, including pharmaceutical drugs and over-the-counter pain killers, which are notoriously hard on the liver and the kidneys. Another cause may be a high fat or a high sugar diet which challenges the liver to properly digest this unhealthy diet–storing and/or eliminating excess sugar and fat.
With repeated dietary assaults, the liver loses its efficiency and “slows down,” tangibly experienced by the person as a loss of vitality. The first recommendation is to change the diet, but meanwhile additional liver support can be provided by Chanca Piedra which helps the liver process fats and by Camu-Camu which, with its high level of natural Vitamin C, provides important vitamin support for optimal liver function.
How Stress Affects the Adrenal Glands
Poor adrenal function brought on by excessive stress of any type–environmental, physical, or emotional–will result in a very significant loss of vitality, even to the point of chronic fatigue. Both a therapeutic quality of Maca root and a high quality Camu-Camu will help restore the adrenal glands to proper functioning, resulting in a noticeable improvement in overall vitality. Maca supports adrenal gland function by helping to raise the body’s production of IGF-1 (Insulin Growth Factor) –a precursor hormone important for adrenal function.
Low Energy from Thyroid Issues
One of main complaints of people who suffer from hypothyroidism is a lack of energy. Maca Root helps support the thyroid glands by supporting the body’s production of thyroxin receptors. Maca works well in combination with thyroid medications for a hypothyroid condition. The prescription drug supplies the thyroxin and Maca helps with the production of the receptors which are needed to make the drug effective.
Low Energy and Low Mood
Another significant cause for low energy is low mood and vice versa in a feedback loop. Excessive oxidative stress produces both low mood and low energy, which means that the herbs that help raise mood will also help with energy. Even an external event that triggers hormones that raise mood will also result in an improvement in energy. Maca, which helps with the production of neurotransmitter hormones, such as serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin, will help raise mood which will in turn also help with an improved energy level.