Being a working mum, I know how easy it is to become fatigued during the week! When you have so many responsibilities and life gets busy, we can often be left feeling exhausted and looking tired too! Particularly at this time of year when we are still getting back into the swing of things, it's far too common of a problem. Fatigue is an issue that I find is easily aided with the help of some great natural products and healthy life choices. I promise it's easier than you think! When fatigue hits, these are my top ten products for fighting back and feeling energised!
1. Supercharged Food Love Your Gut Powder
Gut health is something people often forget to consider, but it actually has an enormous impact on the rest of your body! The Supercharged Food Love Your Gut Powder is made from pure, naturopathy grade Diatomaceous Earth (also known fossil shell flour) which gently sweeps the gut and leaves you feeling more energised by getting rid of unhealthy bacteria. Simply take a teaspoon daily in your water, juice or smoothie. To find out more about the Love Your Gut powder click here.
2. Cell Food Concentrate Formula
Another great fatigue-fighting addition to your water bottle is the Cellfood Concentrate Formula, a plant-based blend of 78 ionic minerals, 34 enzymes, 17 amino acids, electrolytes and dissolved oxygen which delivers essential nutrients to your body to improve your health and wellbeing. Find out more about Cellfood in my blog post here!
3. Ethical Nutrients Ginseng
Taken daily, the Ethical Nutrients Ginseng 5 Exhaustion Relief capsules may minimise the effect of mental and physical stress and improve vitality. It may also improve concentration, as well as assist mental and physical performance. Ginseng may also help to support your body's immune system during times of stress so you don't stress yourself sick!
Always read the label. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.
4. Ethical Nutrients Super B Daily Stress +
The Ethical Nutrients Super B Daily Stress + capsules can be taken to provide B Vitamins and may reduce stress related physical and mental fatigue, including Vitamins B5 and B6 which are important for maintaining a normal health stress response. If your fatigue is more serious you may want to read our Adrenal Fatigue post here.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitoner. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. WARNING - this medication may be dangerous when used in large amounts or for a long time.
5. PPC Herbs Energy Plex
Another herbal option is PPC Herbs Energy Plex which is a blend of western and eastern herbalism producing this liquid tonic which is designed to enhance both physical and mental endurance and for use as an adrenal restorative during times of stress. Containing a blend of ginseng, licorice and damiana extracts, this is a caffeine free supplement and can be diluted in water or fruit juice and taken 2 or 3 times day. Expect to see results at around 6-8 weeks with regular usage.
Always read the label. Contains ethanol.If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. Should not be used during pregnancy or breast feeding. Contains ethanol. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Always read the label. Use only as directed. Consult your healthcare professional if symptoms persist.
6. The Beauty Chef Hydration Inner Beauty Boost
Dehydration is a common cause of fatigue. As nearly all bodily functions reply on fluid balance, when this is thrown off it can affect our energy levels and overall body function.2 If we don't replace these lost fluids, then our body has to work harder and we are left feeling exhausted. That's why I love taking The Beauty Chef Hydration Inner Beauty Boost which contains ultra hydrating and pH balancing Coconut Water, Aloe Vera and Lemon Myrtle. It also aids digestion thanks to Papaya which, thanks to its plant proteolytic enzymes, is traditionally used to help break down and digest proteins.3
Pukka Tea - Ginseng Matcha Green
When I'm feeling like an afternoon tea that is more herbal, I reach for the Pukka Tea - Ginseng Matcha Green. This tea is packed full of uplifting components: Sencha and Matcha Green tea provide a more gentle caffeine hit than coffee and have a detoxifying effect, Ginseng Root, traditionally used to help maintain immunity and control stress levels and boost energy, whilst Lemongrass, Lemon Tulsi, Ginger add an invigorating hit to the senses! This energising tea is a perfect alternative to your morning coffee or addictive mid-afternoon snack!
8. WelleCo The Super Elixir Alkalising Greens
The WelleCo Super Elixir contains 45 natural ingredients which have been accepted to maintain good health and nutrition. This highly nutritious multivitamin powder has been scientifically formulated by a nutritionist and contains whole food derived ingredients including antibacterial and antioxidant rich Pomegranate and Goji Berry, metabolism stimulating Kelp, anti-inflammatory Turmeric, soothing Aloe Vera, tissue repairing Horsetail and Dandelion for liver health. This soy, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free superfood supplement also contains a mix of 4 probiotics known to assist with digestion, help to boost immunity, alkalise the body, restore pH balance in the gut, and encourage healthy body function. I blend 2 teaspoons of this in my morning green smoothie to kickstart my metabolism and energy levels for the day!
9. NutriBullet Pro 900
One of the easiest ways to feel more energised each day is making sure that you are eating a nutrient rich diet. That's when the NutriBullet comes in handy! You've probably heard about this popular blender because it's such an amazing tool for creating healthy, homemade drinks. According to Bethanie Allanson, Sports Dietitian at the Australian Institute of Sport, when you don't consume enough fruits and vegetables (full of vitamins and minerals) this can lead to fatigue, muscle damage and an impaired immune function. By incorporating more fresh fruit and vegetable juices into your diet, such as in green smoothies and fresh juices, you will feel more energetic!
10. Life Basics Bamboo Sheet Set
For many of us, that fatigued feeling starts from simply not getting enough sleep! Getting a good night's sleep is easier said than done, but it helps to have comfortable and breathable bedding to help you relax. The Life Basics Bamboo Sheet Set is made from breathable Bamboo Cotton that feels incredibly soft and smooth on the skin and may help regulate temperature, so you stay cool in summer and warm in winter! These luxurious sheets are also hypoallergenic to prevent any overnight irritation.
11. Grants Liquid Chlorophyll
Naturally alkalising and detoxifying, the Grants Liquid Chlorophyll may help remove impurities from the body and increase absorption of vitamins and minerals. Chlorophyll provides oxygen to the friendly bacteria in your bowel, eliminating harmful toxins and providing a boost of energy delivered through minerals and essential amino acids. This increase in oxygen also helps to support healthy body function and general wellbeing! Find out more about the benefits of Chlorophyll here!
(Sources: 1thegracevine.com, 2fatigueanswers.com, 3thebeautychef.com)