If you're feeling sleepy all the time or just drained out of energy, you're probably experiencing fatigue. Here's what we can do about it.

Energy Drain: If you’re inexplicably drained of vigor despite getting enough sleep.

Cause: Cellular Nutrient Depletion

Supplement: Lucuma Powder Shake

Benefits: One of the biggest problems with energy in this day and age is where we get it from. Hummingbirds need liquid sugar, we don’t. For optimal health it has to come in the perfect package – an all natural form, not too much of it, and when we get it we want it with antioxidants and slow release energy providing carbohydrates.

Lucuma fruit is all of that and more. It has blood sugar balancing, weight loss, heart health, cancer prevention/protection, and energy yielding effects. It contains micronutrients and in particular a substance that inhibits an intestinal enzyme known as alpha-glucosidase. This enzyme breaks down starches and complex sugars into simple sugars. When its activity is stopped, carbohydrates are not fully digested and glucose absorption from the intestines decreases. Many popular anti-diabetic drugs contain synthetic chemicals that also have a similar mechanism of action (stop activity of alpha-glucosidase).

“Time released nutrition” provides you the type of energy that keeps you going all day long. The Lucuma fruit also features high levels of antioxidants like beta-carotene, as well as niacin and vitamin C, and is a great source of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and remarkable concentrations of iron for improved energy.

Lucuma Powder Shake Recipe:

  • Ice
  • 2 cups Coconut milk
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Lucuma powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Sleepy All The Time: You brain is just a fog and it’s nearly impossible to keep your eyelids at full mast.

Cause: Poor Sleep

Supplement: Melatonin and orange glasses

Many have a hard time sleeping at night. This may be because you spend too much time in front of computer or TV. The blue light on these may be suppressing the body’s ability to produce melatonin — the sleep hormone.

Glasses with orange lenses block the melatonin-robbing light coming from your devices so you can sleep better at night and feel more energized in the morning! The right dose of melatonin may help to reset your sleep patterns.

Emotionally Spent: You feel an overall sense of weariness that’s distinct from sleepiness but still leaves you wiped out.

Cause: Stress

Supplement: Rhodiola

Stress is the number one silent killer! Over time stress takes its toll on every cell in the human body. The first signs are being wiped out.

Rhodiola grows in cold regions and at high altitudes in Canada, Europe and Asia, where its roots have traditionally been used to increase resistance to physical stress. It is considered an adaptogen herb – an agent that normalizes functioning and stimulates healing of cells damaged from stress. It is used to prevent fatigue and enhance physical and mental performance.

Physically Exhausted: Your body is fatigued and burnt out.

Cause: Adrenal Fatigue — which happens after overworking for too long, the adrenal glands may be emitting too little – fight or flight response

Supplement: Solid licorice extract in hot water

Licorice can support and help reset the adrenal glands, support immune function, and give you a very powerful energy boost. Mix one teaspoon with hot water.

Drowsy After Lunch: You feel a sudden onset of grogginess after lunch.

Cause: Morning caffeine jolt has worn off/depleted

Supplement: Raw Organic Green Coffee Bean supplement (this is NOT the weight loss green coffee bean extract pill)

The secret to GoBean green coffee energy is the natural time release that occurs due to the caffeine being deep within the natural fiber of the coffee bean. All liquid energy products deliver caffeine at a similar rate of speed. It doesn’t matter if it is an energy shot, energy drink or a cup of coffee the caffeine hits the blood stream too quickly. Liquid energy products do not give the brain enough time to replenish the dopamine before the energy product wears off. This causes the dreaded crash.

Green coffee is an all natural, healthy energy product made from raw pure green coffee beans. You can take it every day without crashing.

Too Wired To Sleep: You’re jittery with exhaustion.

Cause: Nervous system overload

Supplement: L-Theanine and writing a to-do list and leaving it outside of the bedroom.

L-Theanine has a relaxing and anti-anxiety effect. Also, write a list of what you need to do tomorrow and leave it outside of your bedroom. If your issue is that your mind typically ‘races’, then reassuring yourself that a to-do list exists and you need not think of it right now. Give yourself permission to relax and feel confident that you’ll review the to-do tomorrow.