You decided you want to look good for the summer. It’s winter time and you know that if you diligently hit the gym now—you’ll achieve the body of your dreams.
Sweat covers your body while your lungs fight for air, as you run on the treadmill. But it will all be worth it when you have a flat stomach.
Your muscles quiver and burn like fire as you lift that iron weight repeatedly. But the image of people admiring your huge biceps keeps you going.
You grit your teeth in agony as you pull yourself up on the pull-up bar. But you endure the pain. You know that when the summer season comes, everyone will admire the new you.
But who really wants to wait that long? You want results now not later. The same results as those fitness models in the magazines.
So you purchase a fitness magazine hoping to discover their secret. On the first page, you see the answer to your question. The secret to getting quicker results is what the model is selling. Fitness supplements.
They’ll help you to achieve the body you desire in a shorter amount of time. It’s got to be true because it’s in a magazine right?
So you send away for them, anxious as a kid on Christmas. However, what you don’t know is that you may have just purchased poison.
The Shocking Truth About Fitness Supplements!
In the fitness industry, supplements are a billion dollar a year business.
Whether you want to lose weight, increase energy, build strength, or decrease recovery time, fitness supplements can help you to achieve it.
But no matter how small it may be, those benefits come with risk. According to the consumer reports website:
“Tainted dietary supplements have accounted for slightly more than half of all drug-related recalls since 2004. In each case, the supplement contained pharmaceutical ingredients (such as steroids) that could have caused “serial adverse health consequences or death,” according to research published by JAMA Internal Medicine on April 15, 2013. Most of the products recalled were bodybuilding, weight loss, or sexual enhancement products.”
We all wish we had more energy. A solution to this problem is energy drinks. With energy drinks, we can party longer, work more hours, and workout harder.
It’s also because of energy drinks that some people may end up in the hospital.
According to the Consumer Affairs’ website: “Incident reports filed with the FDA have linked the energy drink Monster with five deaths in recent years. Other research suggests that more than 13,000 people a year visit U.S. emergency rooms because of symptoms associated with energy drinks.”
Maybe its because they oversaturate energy drinks with caffeine. While an 8-ounce cup of coffee contains about 100 milligrams of caffeine. Energy drinks can contain up to 242 milligrams of caffeine.
Time has proven that these herbs are safe and effective.
No matter what your goals are, herbs can help you to achieve them. Below are 5 herbs for maximum energy, a slimmer waistline, and herculean strength.
- Yerba Mate Tea
Yerba mate is a plant that grows in South American. Scientists are conducting research on yerba mate tea because it is a natural appetite suppressant.
Yerba mate tea can also boost metabolism, increase energy, and decrease muscle fatigue and lactic acid buildup.
Ashwagandha is an Indian herb that is used in Ayurveda medicine. It is also an adaptogen that helps the body to deal with stress.
Research shows that ashwagandha can help to increase muscle size and raw strength. Ashwagandha can also reduce fatigue while enhancing the immune system.
Maca comes from the Peruvian Andes. In ancient times Incan imperial warriors would ingest Maca before battle.
That’s because not only does maca improve endurance, and stamina— but it is also a herb that increases energy. This has earned maca the title of “Peruvian ginseng”.
For those who are strength athletes schisandra may be the herb for you. This Southeast Asian herb greatly enhance the body.
Schisandra increases strength and speed by enhancing the capacity of the central nervous system. Another benefit of schisandra is that it decreases recovery time after a workout.
5. Cayenne Pepper
Though cayenne pepper originates in South America, it is consumed all over the world.
This pepper promotes thermogenesis. Thermogenesis is a process where the temperature of the body is increased. When that happens the body starts to burn fat which helps with weight loss.
Another weight-loss benefit of Cayenne pepper is that it suppresses appetite.
The miraculous change that occurs when you succeed.
Summertime is finally here. Your body is slim and fit. It’s not just you who notices but your family and friends.
In the gym, people watch in awe of the weights that you can lift.
Due to all the pull-ups you’ve been doing, muscles adorn your back like an organic coat of armor.
Even after a long, hard day at work you still feel invigorated. That’s because your body has more energy than it ever has before.
Your work ethic, combined with consuming herbs for energy and performance, has given you a near super-human body. What’s best is that there are no side effects.
As a matter of fact, your internal organs have never been better.
Most of these herbal supplements can be taken in pill or powdered form. You can also see a herbalist who can make a tincture out of your chosen herb.
Tinctures are liquid extracts of herbs. Since the herbs in tinctures are usually fresher, consuming tinctures tend to be more potent than if you were to consume pills or powder.
Remember to consult your doctor before ingesting any substance.