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If you are one of the millions of people that struggles daily with lack of energy or fatigue, then you are propbably very familiar with constant feelings of being tired or drained. You may often turn to coffee or even those so-called energy drinks for a quick pick-me-up. Instead, you might want to try supplementing with one or more of these amazing, energy-boosting “super” herbs, all of which are main ingredients in our BARE BOOST.

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a herb often called “Indian ginseng” due to its supposed rejuvenating effects and is commonly used in Ayurveda (a form of alternative medicine that originated in India). Ashwagandha is regarded as an adaptogen (a type of herb said to strengthen your resistance to stress while enhancing your energy) and works quite well when taken together with ginseng of eleuthero root. Ashwagandha is often used to boost the immune system after an illness. Ashwagandha is also included in formulations that aim to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, pain, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, skin infections, cerebellar ataxia, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

Eleuthero Root

Eleuthero Root, also known as Siberian Ginseng, is a powerful adaptogenic herb with multiple health-promoting characteristics. Eleuthero root containing powerful analgesic (painkilling), anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, and immune-boosting compounds. Eleuthero root also helps regulate key hormones in the body related to stress, endurance, and overall energy levels. When taken steadily over a period of time, eleuthero root can help lessen fatigue and stimulate the adrenal cortex to produce more cortisol, the key stress hormone in the body that is responsible for feeling “refreshed” after a normal night’s sleep.

Kombucha

Kombucha is a refreshing beverage obtained by the fermentation of sugared tea with a symbiotic culture of acetic bacteria and fungi, consumed for its beneficial effects on human health. Research shows that Kombucha can improve resistance against cancer, prevent cardiovascular diseases, promote digestive functions, stimulate the immune system, reduce inflammatory problems, and can have many other benefits. Kombucha is also known to support the body in Liver detoxification, improved pancreas function, increased energy, better digestion, improved mood (helps with anxiety/depression), reducing candida (yeast), helps nutrient assimilation, may be beneficial for weight loss.

Guarana

Guarana (Paullinia cupana) is a plant native to northern Brazil and other regions of the Amazon. The fruit contains caffeine-rich seeds that have up to 300% the amount of caffeine as coffee beans. The seeds are also rich in tannins and the stimulants, theophylline and theobromine. Guarana is said to boost mental alertness, fight fatigue, and increase stamina and physical performance. A Journal of Psychopharmacology study found that guarana improved memory, mood and alertness.