Ideally, sustained energy and undisrupted focus would come naturally—or at least courtesy of eating a healthy diet as opposed to knocking back several cups of coffee a day. Unfortunately, this dream world isn’t always a reality, and while it can be tempting to fight fatigue and brain fog with caffeine and late afternoon sugary snacks for a spike, these remedies often come hand in hand with the jitters, a major crash or pounding headache. Every day, we’re faced with the task of battling a never-ending continuum of distractions, from endless emails to immutable social media alerts practically screaming our name.
And aside from the aforementioned side effects posed by stimulants, sugar, and other quick fixes, if you’re prone to anxiety, these solutions can make your symptoms worse. Fortunately, there are plenty of natural supplements that can help reboot our brains and get our focus and vitality back on track without a sugary energy drink or double espresso. Best of all, some of the supplements (especially adaptogens), can not only can they help combat lethargy and a dwindling attention span, but they can also help calm our nerves simultaneously. Ahead, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite natural supplements to help with productivity and energy support.
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