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Stop Feeling Tired!

Simple fixes to wake you up

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Stop Feeling Tired!

Are you feeling tired? Maybe it’s because you’ve been sleeping poorly. Or it might be caused by that never-ending feeling of stress in your life. Pushing yourself during your regular gym workouts—maybe a little too hard—leaving you tuckered out for the rest of the day? Whatever the reason, we have some possible fixes.

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Tired from: Sleep problems

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Theanine

  • is an amino acid found in tea leaves
  • works through anxiolysis (reduction of anxiety)
  • promotes relaxation without sedation
  • helps fall asleep more quickly/easily and sleep more soundly
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Glycine

  • is an amino acid and neurotransmitter
  • is found in high-protein foods (meat/fish, dairy, legumes) or as supplements
  • helps improve daytime performance after occasional sleep restrictions
  • improves quality of sleep
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Valerian

  • herb from the root of Valeriana officinalis
  • improves total sleep time
  • helps reduce the time to fall asleep
  • often used with other herbs like hops and lemon balm
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Camomile

  • has been used in teas for centuries
  • as extract used to improve sleep quality
  • possibly reduces number of nighttime awakenings
  • may moderately improve daytime functioning
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Tired from: Stress

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Magnesium

  • is often called the “anti-stress” mineral
  • deficiency may cause increased stress
  • helps relax muscles and aid in sleep
  • shown in research to help alleviate anxiety
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Taurine

  • is one of the most abundant amino acids in the central nervous system
  • may help increase dopamine, relaxing central nervous system
  • deficiency may be associated with life stress
  • may have antidepressant effects
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Rhodiola

  • adaptogenic herb with beneficial effects on adrenal function
  • helps reduce stress-related fatigue
  • helps increase concentration in those with burnout stress
  • shown to improve mood in depressed adults
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Ashwagandha

  • ayurvedic herb has anti-anxiety effects on the brain
  • reduces physiological and biochemical indicators of stress
  • corrects imbalances in the neuroendocrine and immune systems
  • significantly reduces anxiety and stress
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Tired from: workout

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Caffeine

  • stimulant found in coffee, tea, energy drinks, and supplements
  • improves endurance, strength, power in team sports
  • can help increase intensity level for longer periods, without fatigue
  • should be taken in doses less than 500 mg per day
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Creatine

  • stored in muscles and supplies them with energy
  • found in animal-based foods and supplements
  • needed to maintain levels of protein during exercise
  • supplements help maximize exertion during training
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BCAAs

  • acronym for branched-chain amino acids
  • includes leucine, isoleucine, and valine
  • used by muscles to provide energy during exercise
  • may help tired and sore muscles recover after exercise
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Beet juice

  • one of the best sources of nitrate
  • helps in expanding blood vessels
  • speeds up removal of waste products that cause muscle fatigue
  • improves aerobic exercise performance and recovery
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