Running On Empty? Why not try a natural boost?
Planning to go all weekend? Whether you supplement your party with booze & drugs, or simply physical exertion, you burn up vital vitamins and minerals you need to keep you on form. Why not try one of these natural boosters today and give back your body the natural energy it needs to keep you going strong all weekend.
A small purple fruit indigenous to South America, acai is full of antioxidants which remove the body of toxins. Acai gets to work 2 hours after eating and will give the body a natural boost in energy. It contains calcium and vitamin A which is depleted whilst drinking alcohol, and improves blood circulation, leading to clearer, more vibrant skin.
Dubbed by the Mayans as the ‘food of the gods’, raw cacao has huge amounts of antioxidants, more than 4 times than in green tea. It also helps raise levels of serotonin and endorphins which are responsible for positive mood. It contains large amounts of Magnesium and sulphur, which improve hair, nails and skin. And phenylethylamine (known as the ‘bliss’ hormone), which is a mood elevator and a natural anti-depressant.
5-Hydroxytryptophan, or 5htp is the amino acid and chemical precursor to serotonin (the mood enhancer). It’s commonly used to treat depression by improving the levels of the protein needed to make serotonin in the body. It is a natural product and can be used to combat many forms of depression, or SAD. It can also be taken after consuming MDMA to help replace the proteins lost whilst on the drug.
Spirulina is known as a ‘superfood’ and contains about 60% protein; just as much as in a good steak. It also has the benefit of containing all essential amino acids, as well as potassium (great for curing hangovers), calcium, iron and magnesium.
Guarana is perfect natural caffeine. When taken, it improves mental and psychical functioning, a great pick-me-up if you want an alternative to a strong coffee.