In episode 104 of his video series, Dr. Larson discusses:

One of the number one reasons why people visit the doctor is for symptoms of fatigue. There are some simple strategies to think about if you are experiencing fatigue. But each case should be evaluated on an individual level. There are all sorts of things that can perpetuate exhaustion and fatigue like chronic infection, hormones, brain function, and metabolism, so knowing the source is important to address symptoms of exhaustion.

But from a general standpoint, if someone is experiencing symptoms of low energy and fatigue, the first question you should ask is “How is your sleep?”. If you are getting poor sleep, you aren’t getting enough refreshment and rejuvenation, which is necessary for energy. And over time, that can lead to chronic fatigue.

There are three general categories to think of to increase energy:

1) Diet,
2) Lifestyle
3) Targeted Nutritional Supplementation

Fatigue that stems from your diet usually comes from blood sugar level imbalance. Most dietary exhaustion comes from eating a high “carbage” diet (garbage carbs), which is one that consists of a high amount of processed grains. When carbohydrates are processed, it makes them toxic and can lead to blood sugar dysregulation, which can affect your energy levels.

 

When it comes to lifestyle, the number one thing you can do is make sure that you are getting enough quality sleep. Sleep is the key to fatigue. To allow the body to go through the right circadian cycles for rest and rejuvenation, you should get 7-9 hours every night.

DR. CHAD LARSON

The mitochondria are the batteries in our cells that fuel energy, and if there is an imbalance, then the cell can’t make ATP. Since ATP is a source of energy for the cell, an imbalance can lead to fatigue. To improve the function of mitochondria, switch to a moderate-protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. In general, you want about 60% of your calories come from high quality natural fat food like avocado oil, olive oil, nut butters, macadamia nuts, and animal fats. They are all good sources of quality fat. About 30% of your diet should come from protein and 10% from carbohydrates in the form of an abundance of vegetables, for better health and energy.

When it comes to lifestyle, the number one thing you can do is make sure that you are getting enough quality sleep. Sleep is the key to fatigue. To allow the body to go through the right circadian cycles for rest and rejuvenation, you should get 7-9 hours every night.

For targeted nutritional supplementation there are botanicals, or plant-based products, that are awesome to decrease fatigue, increase energy, and reduce stress. There is a product I recommend that contains something called adaptogenic herbs. They are a family of botanicals that work in a variety of ways. SR-Stamina, made by Iagen, has a blend of botanicals that have been used for hundreds of years for medicinal purposes. One specific botanical Rhodiola rosea has a long history of medicinal properties and human performance. There is an interesting constituent that it contains called rosavins, which are phenylpropanoid glycosides. They have properties that help to boost your energy by being anti-fatiguing. When studied, they help to increase the length of time that someone has before they become fatigued. Most good forms of Rhodiola are standardized and contain 3% rosavins.

Eleutherococcus senticosis used to be called Siberian Ginseng, but they renamed it because it was not actually in the ginseng family. This botanical contains triterpenoid saponins, which are really potent antioxidants, which aid in reducing oxidative stress in the body. Eleuthero has been shown to have anti-fatiguing properties, and it helps to boost mental alertness and increase the body’s resistance to stress. Both botanicals have been used for medicinal purposes. They helped keep hunters and gatherers and warriors alert and give them energy for survival.

There are 10 other herbs just like these two that feature similar anti-fatiguing properties found in SR-Stamina. They can have a re-booting affect to your adrenal glands, which produce hormones in response to stress. And these botanicals have properties that can help to increase your energy if you are experiencing fatigue. Just a couple of capsules a couple of times a day can do wonders to boost your energy. Nature has a plethora of health benefits to users, but the pharmaceutical industry profits from using medicines, so the focus of natural health has taken a backseat. Medicinal botanicals are a lost form of medicine but are really important to your health, stamina, and performance.

 

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Rhodiola Rosea

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