| Erin Stokes, N.D. | January, 12, 2016 |
When people are looking for that much needed energy boost, the first place that comes to mind is usually the local coffee bar. In the endless search for more energy, it’s quite easy forget about one of our best sources of sustained energy plants! While most people don’t default to their local farmer’s market or natural foods grocery store for an energy boost, you can find many fundamental sources of energy there – in the form of vegetables such as kale and beets. Here, I highlight two MegaFood products that include power plants to support optimal energy levels.*
Balanced B Complex
Balanced B Complex is a daily supplement designed to promote overall energy and the health of the nervous system.* The balanced ratio of MegaFood’s signature FoodState B vitamins, are delivered with nourishing whole foods, and are the backbone of the Balanced B Complex formula. To take it up another notch, this blend also includes 125 mg of Organic Kale, that comes directly from Foxy Organic located in the Salinas Valley of California.
Now, why kale you may ask? Kale has been eaten since Roman times, and contains Vitamin A and Vitamin C. In fact, just one serving of kale (67 grams) has more than 100 percent of your recommended daily value of both Vitamin A and C, and also contains minerals Calcium, Magnesium and Iron.*
Getting enough iron is vital to oxygen transport within the blood. Optimal oxygen means optimal performance. MegaFood’s Blood Builder® supplement is now clinically shown to increase iron levels and reduce fatigue, and is gentle enough to take on an empty stomach*†. We make it with nourishing, whole foods, like beets from Stahlbush® Island Farms and oranges from Uncle Matt’s Organic, plus folate and B12 for healthy red blood cell production, and vitamin C to support iron absorption.*
Did you know that beets have a long, rich history? Beet root was first cultivated by the Romans, and in Greek mythology, Aphrodite was said to eat beets to help retain her beauty.
As more people turn to plant nutrition for energy power, they are also looking for supplements made with real, whole food to fuel their lives. Both Balanced B Complex and Blood Builder® are Certified Vegan by Vegan Action (Vegan.org), making these formulations trusted choices for vegetarians and vegans alike.
Like the idea of finding new ways to obtain energy? Don’t miss the first post in our Energy Series, where we explore another option for Morning Energy – sans coffee!
† D’Adamo, C., Berman, B., Chen, K., & Novick, J. (2016). Effects of a commercially-available, low-dose iron supplement (Blood Builder®) on markers of iron status among premenopausal and nonanemic iron-deficient women. (Manuscript submitted for publication.)
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.