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Natural Stimulants That Will Get Your Adrenaline UP!

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Natural Stimulants

Get That Energy Level Up!

Our own body manufactures the most amazing stimulant in the world. The stimulant adrenaline is produced in the adrenal gland. It is this stuff that propels you into action when you are faced with a sudden, unexpected emotional or physical challenge. It is so powerful that adrenaline-fueled people have been know to rip the doors off overturned cars. There is a story I heard a long time ago about a mother who weighed about 110 pounds. He son was under his car working on it. He had the back tire off so the car was up the jack. She saw the jack slip and the car fall on her son’s chest. She grabbed the bumper of the car and to everyone’s amazement she lifted the car off her son. Another by-stander pulled her son to safety.

Small quantities of adrenaline is produced by your body everyday- just enough to keep you going. But this natural balance can be broken down by physical and emotional stress. The result is fatigue.

There are many natural boosters that you can use when you need an energy boost.

NOTE: When these are used correctly they are not harmful. However they should not be used if you have heart trouble or high blood pressure or if you are taking certain prescription drugs.

No matter how safe these stimulants are they are no substitute for adequate sleep, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly.

Borage is believed to strengthen heart and limbs. Borage leaves are an excellent substitute in salads and on sandwiches.

Grapes and nuts contain Boron. This is a trace mineral that affects electrical activity in the brain. A few grapes and ¾ ounces of peanuts per day will act as a stimulant. Peanuts are a good source of the B vitamin, Inositol. Inositol helps the nervous system function smoothly.

Tea and coffee both contain significant amounts of caffeine, but the caffeine in tea is much smoother and less aggressive than the caffeine ”wake-up” in coffee.

All hot peppers contain capsaicin, which is a powerful stimulant.

Figs are extremely high in natural sugars. They rate well for energy-boosting iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and B-complex vitamins. This is a great snack and is low in sodium.

In recent studies at Duke University it was found that women between 45-60 were refreshed after spraying themselves with a floral fragrance. Well, goodness me - southern belles have been doing that for hundreds of years!!

Ginseng, the best-known ingredient in Chinese medicine, has energy producing capabilities. It has been proven to improve the efficiency with which your body processes oxygen and increases energy and stamina.

Now, one of my favorite cure-alls... Honey. We all know that honey is a natural sugar. The sugars in honey are easy to burn and full of vital nutrients. The energy produced by the sugars of honey is short lived, but an excellent quick “pick me up”

Last but certainly not least is Peppermint. It is a quick acting stimulant that helps restore alertness.

So Perk Up!

Comments

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on October 20, 2013:

I certainly do the coffee ritual as well! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on November 17, 2012:

I agree, we all need that extra energy boost at times. :) Thanks for stopping by, reading and sharing in comment about the various sources of energy. :)

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on November 17, 2012:

Great pick me up ideas! I do have to have my coffee in the morning. I love eating nuts, mainly peanuts and walnuts. I didn't realize they can give me more energy. I will try the honey too! Great tips here, I appreciate you sharing these with us. I am sure we can all use a good energy boost from time to time! :)

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on September 09, 2012:

Thanks for sharing that, Laceylinks! Sounds like it would work without any doubt. I shall have to give this a try to see what happens! I appreciate you stopping by, reading and sharing!

Mary Green from Alabama on September 09, 2012:

I have discovered a way to get my pepper boost and relieve the heat factor. When I take my vitamins in the morning, I mix up about an 8oz glass with about 1/8tsp cayenne pepper powder and water. The mixture is my "vitamin washdown", if you will. It does have a mild burn to it, so immediately I eat a piece of fruit (an apple or some grapes) to eliminate the burn, which works quite nicely. The peppered water combined with the fruit chaser doubles the energy boost, which is an almost-immediate energy rush that lasts all day for me. I highly recommend it.

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on September 09, 2012:

I have used honey for years, plus honey has other wonderful benefits as well, Hyphenbird. I do believe I need some right now as my fingers are not cooperating with my thoughts! Typos for days here!

Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting.

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on September 09, 2012:

I eat a few grapes from time to time, the same as peppers, ignugent. There are certainly morning that I could use more of each! Peppers in the morning, however, don't sit too well on my stomach.

I do appreciate you stopping by, reading and commenting.

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on September 09, 2012:

Hello healthylife. I have not given up caffeine for sure, but I still do use some of these other stimulants from time to time. I take ginseng, in supplement form daily and it seems to help perk me up in the morning and think more clearly.

Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting.

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on September 09, 2012:

I didn't know about honey. Sometimes I crave it and have a spoonful. Now I know why. Thanks for a very useful and interesting Hub.

ignugent17 on September 09, 2012:

Great information and very useful. I would like to boost my energy too. I will ty to eat some grapes but I cannot eat hot peppers.

Voted up and more!

healthylife2 on September 09, 2012:

I definitely need an energy boost and will try some of these. I gave up caffeine so appreciate the healthy food suggestions. I have heard of ginseng but never tried it. Voted up and shared!

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on March 18, 2012:

Hello, ushamv! Thanks for sharing what works for you!

ushamv from India on March 18, 2012:

I agree, the tea in the morning, a walk in the park(mostly vitamin D) and peppermint definitely helps me during stress times.

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