PsychoNutritionist - Mental Wellness coach
This is a great question, actually. There's a lot of really good supplements that can that can increase energy levels without without stimulants. So caffeine is a, stimulant, you know, coffee extract and green tea extract. Sometimes we're using stimulants, I'm going out for a long bike ride right now. You can see, I'm already in my kit and as I roll out, I use something that you maybe have never heard of before, like, what, you know, we talk sometimes about cordyceps mushroom, rhodiola, Roots, can be used for endurance and a non-stimulant. Sometimes we use asked astaxanthin sometimes, coenzyme, Q10, sometimes, black, cumin seed. Oil can be very effective for endurance, but one maybe you've never heard of before his palm fruit extract, specifically a type called palm fruit, bioactives complex. It's a palm fruit. Usually thought of as an oil you can get vitamin E out of it. You can get carotenoid ring. It took a triangles, these fat soluble nutrients, but in the water soluble component, you can get these compounds called shikimic acid. Derivatives that we've been able to show in our laboratory that they help with physical performance. So they help with mental performance, they help with dopamine, production, they help with bdnf, brain-derived neurotrophic Factor production and that can help with mental energy in the brain. But they also help with physical energy, what I would call endurance or stamina. And so in a non-stimulant way you can keep going we've been able to show that you can put out more power on the bike and you can run faster on the treadmill. So rating, a perceived exertion go down so that the so that the Sighs feels easier yet, at the same time, you're doing more work. So it's a really, really cool thing for endurance athletes or for athletes in general, or for anybody who wants to have more energy and a long-lasting sustained non-stimulant way. So, palm fruit bioactives. See if you can find them around somewhere.