Everyone needs a good energy boost sometimes. Two of the most popular energy-boosting substances are caffeine and sugar. While both caffeine and sugar are effective, they become unhealthy in large quantities. People also get desensitized to the stimulating effects of caffeine and sugar over time until they no longer have noticeable energy-boosting effects.

However, there are many cheap, over the counter, and healthy natural products that can be much more effective than sugar and caffeine. While one should talk to their doctor about their use of over the counter products, all of these natural energy supplements are considered reasonably safe to use:

Maca Root

Maca Root is one of the most nutritious foods in existence, and the nutrients it contains are excellent for boosting energy levels. Zinc, Vitamins B1/B2, many different amino acids, and copper can all be found in Maca Root. Maca Root is usually purchased in a powdered form. Like many other energy-boosting supplements, Maca Root can raise testosterone and lower the stress hormone cortisol. As well as that, Maca Root is capable of balancing blood sugar levels. A person who does not have diabetes might not think about their blood sugar levels very much, but keeping your blood sugar as stable as possible will prevent your energy levels from suddenly and unexpectedly dropping.

Magnesium

Magnesium may be the best over the counter energy-boosting supplement you can find. While a person who is getting enough Magnesium in their diet will not experience an energy boost by adding extra Magnesium, it is estimated that four-fifths of people are getting too little of this vitamin in their diet. A person who begins taking Magnesium supplements is often amazed by how much calm and focused energy it gives them. While coffee and sugar give you the energy of a jittery kind, the energy boost that comes from Magnesium is calm.

Tyrosine

natural energy supplementsWhile Magnesium is a vitamin, Tyrosine is an amino acid that the body uses to produce Neurotransmitters or chemicals that affect the brain. Neurotransmitters are responsible for a person’s motivation. A lack of Neurotransmitters such as dopamine can cause a person to lack the will to do anything that requires effort. Doing anything that requires physical and mental effort can cause the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain to decrease. By taking Tyrosine, a person can often get through a busy workday without much effort and still have the energy left over for social life and hobbies instead of feeling exhausted. While high protein foods contain Tyrosine, it is difficult to get enough of it without supplementation.