Do you feel tired and worn out? Are you having trouble concentrating or sticking to your diet? Dr. Oz’s 5-day program is designed to help you feel and look better than ever before.
To use this program, start on the day of the week that you typically experience the most fatigue. Every day forward, add a new revitalizing solution until you have the perfect daily prescription for optimal energy.
5-Day Energy Supercharge Program
Day 1: Super Supplement – Astragalus
Aging is the primary reason why your body feels depleted of energy. Add to that the boatload of daily tasks most of us face – work, household chores, childrearing – and it’s no wonder you’re tuckered out.
The supplement astragalus can help keep you going. This root, used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, contains a special chemical that research has shown may actually help slow the aging process. This chemical activates the enzyme telomerase, which works on a cellular level to protect DNA from breaking down, thus warding off exhaustion and a host of other age-related symptoms and diseases.
Take 200 mg of astragalus twice a day, in the morning and at night. You’ll start to feel the difference right away. Read more about astragalus and how it works.
Day 2: Super Food – Brewers’ Yeast
To continue to raise energy levels, add brewer’s yeast on Day 2. Comprised of a fungus used to make beer, brewer’s yeast contains chromium, an essential trace mineral that may help stabilize blood sugar levels, thus preventing those peaks and valleys that make you tired.
Sprinkle brewer’s yeast powder or flakes on any food item such as breakfast cereal, salad or popcorn. Take 1 to 2 tablespoons per day.
Day 3: Super Drink – Papaya Juice
Do you ever feel exhausted immediately after eating a meal? This “food coma” becomes more pronounced with age because your body is simply not as good at digesting and harvesting energy from food as when you were younger. As a result, your body requires more energy to digest food, and the food coma results.
To combat fatigue following a meal, drink papaya juice. A great natural energy drink, papaya juice contains a special enzyme called papain, a well-known dietary supplement used to promote healthy digestion. Papain actually helps you retain more energy from food so it lowers the chances of feeling tired after a meal.
Drink one 8-ounce glass of papaya juice every morning for an extra boost.
Day 4: Super Snack – Brazil Nuts
For an energy pick-me-up between meals, avoid processed foods such as chips, which are devoid of healthy nutrients. Instead make Brazil nuts your go-to snack. They’re among the richest sources of plant-based selenium, an essential mineral that supercharges your thyroid and plays an important role in energy metabolism. Plus, they taste delicious.
Eat 1 to 2 of these extra large nuts each day. Keep them in your desk at work or in your pocket when you’re running around during the day. Brazil nuts store well for a long time.
Day 5: Super Human Growth Hormone – HGH
The human growth hormone, HGH, a potent compound produced in the pituitary gland known to fuel childhood growth, is now also regarded as a powerful anti-ager.
HGH helps regulate how much fat your body stores, how much muscle you build, and it also helps strengthen and support collagen in your skin – all key components for looking and feeling vibrant.
However, as your body ages, you start producing less HGH. By the time you’ve hit middle age, you’ve lost about 85% of the HGH you produced when you were a teen and lose an additional 2% every year thereafter.
Synthetic injectable forms of HGH are available to treat kids with delayed growth, for instance, as well as to slow various aspects of the aging process in adults, including muscle loss. But many people are wary to try this treatment due to cost and unknown health risks. But here’s the good news. You can increase your HGH level naturally with 3 easy methods that include:
1. Resistance Exercise
Commit to working any muscle in your body for up to 10 minutes to stimulate the production of HGH. Remember, you need to “feel the burn,” which indicates that your muscles are really working.
Try a simple arm curl or a leg raise using weights or handheld resistance bands. Practice resistance training approximately 3 times a week or every other day.
2. Deep Sleep
The production of HGH starts within the first couple hours after you fall into a deep sleep. How long this takes varies from person to person.
Make a habit of getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep. To obtain this amount, avoid eating 90 minutes before bedtime and don’t exercise 2 hours before you turn in either. Also, don’t consume caffeine in the afternoon or evening. Lastly, create a cool and quiet bedroom environment and sleep in comfortable clothes.
3. Amino Acids
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, as well as critical components comprising hormones, muscles and the immune system. Without an adequate amount of amino acids, your body breaks down, resulting in an energy drain.
The best way to get make sure you’re getting an adequate amount of amino acids is to eat quality protein sources, such as eggs, poultry, fish and meat, plus beans, nuts and seeds. If you’re not getting the proper amount of protein daily, look into taking a supplement as a way of augmenting your diet.
A new study reveals that a special blend of four amino acids has the potential to spike HGH levels by more than 600%. To boost your HGH levels naturally, try taking this supplement that researchers have deemed the most powerful anti-aging amino acid combination. Remember the acronym G-O-A-L when shopping for this supplement and make sure it contains the following:
- Glycine keeps muscles strong and allows you to store more energy. It also promotes a good night’s sleep.
- Ornithine helps remove toxins from the body, which can otherwise zap your energy.
- Arginine keeps energy levels up by helping to regulate blood pressure so your heart doesn’t have to work as hard. This amino acid may also help decrease body fat, another energy drain.
- Lysine aids in turning fatty foods into energy.
Look for a supplement that contains at least 2000 mg of these amino acids combined.