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January 26, 2022 4 min read

Natural Energy Boost before a workout

As you’re strolling down the supplement aisle of your favourite health food store, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a seemingly endless supply of pre-workout options. You know, the products that claim to boost your energy and help you hit your PB or “personal best” in and out of the gym. Although some brands do the job, it’s always important to know what you’re actually ingesting by having a peak at the ingredient lists.

Unfortunately, these lists are lengthy and contain ingredients with hard-to-pronounce and unrecognizable names. What’s more is that they contain large amounts of caffeine or other type of stimulant that may boost your energy short-term, but also leave you feeling jittery and then lead to an eventual crash. Not ideal, right?

In this article, we’re going to talk about different types of natural energy boosters you can use before a workout, as well as a special focus on Lion’s Mane mushroom supplement powder. Let’s get into it

Types of Natural Energy Boosters

Here are some of our favorite types of natural pre-workout foods that give you that stimulant-free energy boost.

  1. Apples. High in natural sugar, apples can provide an energy boost similar to coffee, without the caffeine. It seems that an apple before a workout can keep exhaustion at bay!

  2. Oatmeal. Since this warm breakfast staple is rich in fiber, oats can take a while to digest. Why does that matter? Because that means that they release blood sugar into your bloodstream gradually and keep that energy level around for longer.

  3. Banana. A go-to pre-workout snack, especially if you’re on the go. Bananas actually give simple carbs a good name as it can provide an instant energy spike to your body while still remaining a natural source of sugar.

  4. Yogurt. Depending on the brand you buy, yogurt can be super healthy for you. Not only is the probiotic aspect amazing for your gut-health, but it also contains carbohydrates in the form of simple sugars like lactose and galactose. Simple sugars like these break down quickly, leaving you with an almost instant energy boost.

  5. Lion’s Mane Mushroom Supplements. Not only does lion’s mane give your brain a boost, it also promotes increased energy levels, too. Studies show that this adaptogenic powerhouse mushroom contains antioxidants that support overall cellular health. Since energy transport takes place in your cells, the easier it is for your body to produce energy. Let’s talk a little more about lion’s mane mushroom, shall we?

What is Lion’s Mane Mushroom?

One look at lion’s mane mushrooms and you’d no doubt think, “it looks pretty cool, but how does one eat that?” That’s because these unique mushrooms are aptly named and actually look like the white scruffy mane of a lion. Strange as that may be, lion’s mane mushrooms are

These kinds of mushrooms have been used for a very long time in East Asian cultures and by natural herbalists. The mushrooms are used in traditional Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and other cultural cuisines. Fortunately, its use has spread from these Asian countries and is now easily available for people all over the world and is usually sold in supplement form.

Lion’s Mane Uses and Benefits

If you’re looking for an overall health-boosting supplement, look no further than lion’s mane mushroom powder. Though it’s known for its cognitive benefits, lion’s mane offers so much more. Some of these include:

  • May improve cognitive functioning.
  • May improve energy levels due to high amounts of antioxidants that support cellular health.
  • May boost mood and concentration levels.
  • May help to relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • Could help to prevent or lessen signs of dementia.
  • Could help symptoms of Alzeimer’s disease.
  • Could help symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
  • May assist in nervous system recoveries.
  • May help to aid a healthy digestion.
  • May help to prevent ulcers in the digestive tract.
  • Contains immunity boosting properties.

As for uses, you can use Lion’s Mane supplement powder to level up your next workout by simply adding a scoop of powder into 6 ounces of hot water, non-dairy or dairy milk, tea or coffee. You can also opt to blend a scoop into your favourite smoothie recipe or protein shake. In fact, Ritual makes it easy for you even when you’re on the go. Check out these Lion’s Mane Focus Stick Pack.

How Much Lion’s Mane Mushroom Can You Take?

Rritual Lion's Mane focus delivers 1.2 grams of organic mycelia powder per serving, slightly higher than the suggested minimum 1 gram/day amount to consumer intake of this functional superfood mushroom. The average person will benefit from consuming one serving per day as suggested. However, this can also depend largely on your age, size, sensitivity and the overall state of your health. You can take lion’s mane about 30 minutes before your workout to feel the energy-boosting effects.

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