All Natural Energy Boosting Oz Supplements for Busy Women
The number one complaint of working women adults is feeling tired and exhausted all the time. And because of this, an increasing number of women are turning to eating more sugar and drinking more caffeinated drinks just to get through the day. According to Dr. Oz, all-natural energy boosting supplements that don’t have sugar or caffeine may hold the answer to your lack of energy.
“I call it the Zombie syndrome - you stumble through life like you are in a permanent fog. So exhausted, you can’t do one more thing. You’re sluggish, depleted running on empty…and nothing seems to help,” says Dr. Oz as he introduces to viewers 2 energy supplement solutions to get your energy back.
Energy Supplement Booster #1: Oat straw extract
“It’s a natural energy booster. There’s no sugar, there’s no caffeine,” says Dr. Oz as he tells viewers that scientists have found that oat straw extract boosts your energy by working on the brain in two ways.
The first way is that it causes the blood vessels that bring oxygenated blood to the brain to dilate, resulting in increased blood flow and thereby more oxygenated blood to the brain.
“The more blood that gets in there, the happier your brain will be and the happier you’ll be because you’ll feel the energy you want,” says Dr. Oz.
The second way oat straw extract affects the brain is that it increases the number of neurotransmitters between the brain cells, which according to Dr. Oz, will increase the functioning of the brain as the neurotransmitters are firing more often and will make you feel more energized.
A potential added benefit is that oat straw extract may also increase your sex drive states Dr. Oz as he explains that the origin of the phrase “sowing your wild oats” comes from the libido-boosting abilities of oat straw extract.
However, reports of studies claiming that oat straw extract may work toward treating erectile dysfunction in men or a depressed libido in women have largely been discredited or questioned by health authorities regarding the experimental design and interpretation of results.
Dr. Oz recommends 2 teaspoons a day of the oat straw extract mixed in with your morning glass of orange juice.
Energy Supplement Booster #2: Rhodiola
Rhodiola is one solution Dr. Oz admits that he uses himself to help get over a mid-morning energy crash.
“This is what I personally always have in my bag,” says Dr. Oz
According to Dr. Oz, the human body carries within itself “blocks” or “packets” of energy that helps keep us going during the day. The benefit of Rhodiola is that it increases your level of these “energy packets” as your body is using them up, so that you don’t wind up going into an energy slump.
According to Andrew Weil, MD on his website regarding the benefits of rhodiola and if it is worth trying, he answers in part:
“I asked my friend and colleague, Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., an expert on botanical medicine, for her view of this remedy. She says that it is one of her favorite herbs for treatment of patients suffering from "21st century stress": fatigue, mental fog, trouble concentrating, low energy and, perhaps, mild depression. She recommends using a standardized extract. Look for products that are similar to those studied in clinical trials containing 2-3% rosavin and 0.8-1% salidroside. Start with 100 mg once a day for a week and then increase the dosage by 100 mg every week, up to 400 mg a day, if needed.”
Rhodiola supplement comes in capsule form in health food stores and Dr. Oz recommends taking 100 mg per day to start with, but can increase to 200 mg per day if needed to fight exhaustion. However, do not take during the evening hours as it may interfere with sleep.
For more energy boosting solutions from Dr. Oz, click on the following link to an article titled “Dr. Oz's Low Energy Dietary Cures Backed by Scientific Studies.”