How To Get Energy With Less Caffeine
Millions all over the world start their day off with a cup (or a pot) of coffee as their main choice of energy. But with that coffee boost, often comes the caffeine crash. Not to mention headaches late in the day and withdrawal symptoms if you ever skip your morning one. If you’re looking to reduce your caffeine intake without missing out on a morning energy boost, then you’ve come to the right place! Our superfood supplements are packed with natural energy boosters that make you feel great without jitters or a crash.
Many are surprised to learn how many natural energy boosters there are out there, besides coffee. Energy is in a lot of food, plants, and natural ingredients that come right from the earth. When creating Aila’s green superfood powder we wanted to ensure that we were still incorporating natural energy. Because after all, without energy, our workout and our day can be a struggle and all we end up doing is lying on the couch.
Here we’ve compiled a shortlist of our favorite natural energy boosters and why we just had to incorporate them into our energy supplement.
There are a lot of B vitamins, and every one of them is super beneficial to our focus and energy levels. Vitamin B12 is important for our body’s ability to convert food into fuel. This makes B12 one of the most vital vitamins for athletes because we eat intending to fuel our bodies for muscle building, muscle repair, energy, endurance and so much more! This is why we added B12 directly into our green superfood powder.
Vitamin B6 is another B vitamin that we knew we have to incorporate into our energy supplement. Why? Well B6 plays an impressive role in mood regulation and can greatly reduce the symptoms of depression. It improves brain function improving its overall health.
Biotin, or vitamin B-7, is great for energy because like all B vitamins it converts nutrients to fuel. More specifically, biotin helps to metabolize carbohydrates and amino acids and helps the body produce fatty acids and glucose. These functions are important in helping the body produce the energy that it needs. A lack of biotin in the body can lead to fatigue, mood swings, and even digestive problems.
Bee Pollen is also part of the vitamin B family as it is rich in B complex vitamins such as riboflavin, biotin, folic acid, and more! Bee pollen is also a natural energy booster because it contains all 22 essential amino acids, which helps make it a complete protein. These amino acids are immediately absorbed by the body and ready to go to work. This is why bee pollen is the perfect ingredient for athletes to get in their energy supplement.
Matcha & Organic Caffeine
Coffee has been a tried and true companion for us as a natural energy booster. But a lot of non-organic coffee beans might contain chemicals and pesticides that were used in the farming and harvesting process. While many of these chemicals disappear during the roasting process, studies have concluded that there is still a small portion making it into a brewed cup of coffee. While the amount is small, and in some brands almost none, there is always the risk of consuming unwanted toxins.
The best way to avoid ingesting unwanted chemicals into our bodies, while still getting that caffeine boost we crave is by going organic! Organic coffee means that no synthetic fertilizers or chemicals are used in the growing of the coffee beans, or the production of the coffee. This helps to keep coffee drinkers, coffee farmers, and the environment healthier.
At Aila, we only use organic coffee in our energy supplements and limit the amount used. With so many other natural energy booster ingredients in our energy powders, we only add 90mg of organic coffee in both our Energy + Focus and Energy + Immunity powdered blends. This helps to ensure you are getting the energy you need while avoiding a caffeine crash or caffeine headaches.
Matcha, matcha, matcha. We could go on about it all day long as matcha is truly magical. Matcha is a natural energy booster that can help improve your attention span, reaction time, and memory. This is because matcha contains roughly 35 mg of caffeine per half teaspoon. Matcha also contains L-theanine, which closely resembles caffeine in the way that it promotes alertness, and avoiding the energy crash that can follow caffeine consumption. Matcha is what makes Aila’s green superfood powder such a great natural energy booster.
Get Your Hands on Powdered Energy Supplements!
At Aila, we love putting your health first and are proud to offer clean, all-natural plant-based pre-workout alternatives that don’t cause a midday energy slump. If you’re looking to boost your energy while enhancing focus and reducing brain fog, try our green superfood powder blend, Energy + Focus. If you’re looking for a natural energy booster that also enhances your overall immunity and digestion, try our peach-flavored blend, Energy + Immune.