Dear Health Conscious Reader,
More and more of my patients say they’re tired, can’t sleep and feel exhausted all of the time… they just can’t seem to pick their energy levels up again.
The worry over job losses, rising prices and a poor economy has everyone on edge. In fact, a recent American Psychological Association poll showed that 75% of Americans identified money as a significant source of stress in their lives… with the economy, housing costs and job stability following right on it’s heels.
That stress leads to fatigue and a lack of sleep – which creates a vicious cycle that’s hard to break.
I can’t fix your economic woes, but I can give you some useful tips on how to re-energize your batteries and keep your energy levels up.
Here’s how …
Your brain uses a nutrient called choline. It’s the primary building block for acetylcholine … the neurotransmitter that controls all of the basics like thought, memory, sleep … even muscle control and balance. If you have lots of acetylcholine, your mind is sharp, your memory is clear, and you feel energetic.
But your supply of choline drops as you get older. And guess what the symptoms are…
- Fatigue or lack of energy
- Brain fog and/or a sense of confusion
- Problems falling asleep, tossing and turning
- Feeling distracted or irritable
- Poor recall and memory loss
When you boost your stores of choline, you are more able to deal with what life throws at you. Women need at least 425 mg a day, and men need 550 mg. The richest food sources of choline are (in mg per 100 g of food):
- Whole cooked eggs – 272. Make sure you get free-range eggs without antibiotics or hormones. They’ll help fuel your muscles as well as give you much-needed choline.
- Raw egg yolks – 682. Go ahead and crack open a couple eggs into your protein shake. It’s only an urban legend that there’s danger in eating them raw.
- Chicken liver – 290. Though some people get turned off by organ meats, they’re a potent source of high-powered nutrition. And it’s an old wives tale that they store toxins – they don’t.
- Turkey liver – 220. Another great source of nutrition. Just like any liver, it also provides vitamin A, CoQ10 and iron.
- Pork – 130. Just like beef, you want to eat only organic, grass-fed animals for the proper balance of fats and zero hormones and antibiotics.
If you really want to kick your energy into overdrive, I have an easier way to boost your choline levels.
Last year, when I was hiking through the Amazon Rainforest, I discovered an herb that the Indians of the Amazon River Basin use to prevent fatigue and increase physical endurance. They’ve been using it since recorded history, and I can see why! I took it before a jungle hike, and …
… After 18 hours through the jungles of Peru, my mind was crystal clear and I had no feeling of fatigue. Looking back, I had covered 15 miles of rugged terrain without feeling tired or worn out.
The active compound in the herb is guaranine, a member of the caffeine family. But unlike regular caffeine, it’s full of healthy fatty acids.
The good fat gives guaranine a slow release. Its effect will gradually increase over a period of hours. It doesn’t pick you up and throw you down like quick-release caffeine. There’s no crash … and you don’t get any of the nervous, jittery energy you do with caffeine.
The Rainforest herb works its magic by releasing acetylcholine in your brain. When you drink coffee in the morning, the release of acetylcholine is what gives you the buzz that gets you going.
Guaranine works the same way. But it’s slow acting, with none of caffeine’s side effects.
I knew I could get the best of both worlds if I combined guaranine with powerful brain nutrients. So I combined choline and guaranine in a formula I call Choline Punch … to give you an even bigger release of acetylcholine. Then I added energy boosters, like vitamin B12, DMAE and L-Carnitine to keep you going all day.
After taking my choline formula, many of my patients tell me they feel more confident about the future. Instead of sitting around the house worrying about what might happen, they feel like they’re back in the driver’s seat. That’s what happens when you have real options … when you have the feeling of energy and mental power.
And the best thing about it: The effect lasts all day.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD