Restoring Energy and Vitality
Good physical energy and a sense of vitality is something we all seek to have in our lives. Without adequate energy reserves we find ourselves curled up in bed, sleeping away our Saturday mornings. In addition, when we don’t have good energy reserves, we lose our motivation to eat healthy foods and make healthier lifestyle choices. At times like this, we can use some extra support to help get us back on track again. Herbal formulas have been used for thousands of years to supply nutrients and phytochemicals to help the body restore health and vitality and recover from illness. If you have been feeling a lack of energy and vitality lately, consider supplementing with one of these wonderful herbal formulas to help support and rebalance your body.
Chinese Trigger Immune – is a unique herbal tonic formula which was designed to rejuvenate the cells of the body to help counter fatigue, poor health, and general weakness. This is an excellent formula to help revitalize the body. The herbs in this formula support healthy circulation, enhance digestion, tone the liver and kidneys, and help support recovery from long term stress. In addition, as the name suggests, Trigger Immune helps to support a weakened immune system. Some key herbs in this formula are: Astragalus – this herb is considered an anti-aging tonic, it supports cardiovascular health, and immune function, and is a wonderful tonic to support healthy lung function. Astragalus is sought after to help rebuild the body after prolonged illness, excessive stress, or after overuse of medications. Panax Ginseng – is considered an energy tonic and has been highly sought after for its benefits of supporting stamina and endurance. Many studies have been done on ginseng’s ability to support and improve cognitive function; it is high in antioxidants which protect against aging in the brain as well. This herb also supports healthy lung and immune function. Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) – Reishi is a beneficial mushroom with a history of use which spans thousands of years. Reishi is known for its ability to enhance energy and slow the aging process. Like panax ginseng it helps improve cognitive function and protect brain neurons. Like astragalus, panax ginseng enhances circulation of the heart and circulatory systems.
Chinese Trigger Immune formula also contains 18 additional herbs which support the above areas. This is a wonderful formula for regeneration and renewal of your energy and health. There is another aspect of our health which can become depleted and directly affects our energy and vitality, and our sense of well-being. This is the aspect of something the Chinese call Shen. Think of your Shen as the part of you which connects with your heart center and your spirit. When Shen is depleted, we can feel depressed and lack inspiration. It becomes hard to accomplish even simple tasks because we do not seem to care about anything. There may be an emptiness in your eyes, and a lack of peace in your life. Imbalances of Shen can result in mental cloudiness, loss of memory and an inability to maintain focus.
Shen gets depleted when are under long term stress and we push ourselves to a point where we are just going through the motions of life. We can also deplete our Shen when we do not take time to go into our heart to rekindle our Spirit, connect with our Creator and quiet our mind. Anything that “upsets the heart” can deplete Shen. Trauma, arguments, emotional struggles, or overuse of alcohol and drugs – even prescription drugs, if they cause you to feel disconnected from yourself.
To rebuild your Shen and re-kindle your Fire element you need to shift your focus in life:
· Find a balance between work, rest, and play.
· Take time to meditate or pray daily.
· Take time to marvel at the beauty of Creation, watch a sunset or the stars, study a flower or listen to the rain.
· Practice making your daily decisions by checking in with your heart first.
· Pay attention to the guidance of your intuition – which connects with your heart.
· Take time to focus on the emotion of love. Think about ways that you can reach out to people around you with love from your heart. Additionally, take time to allow yourself to receive from others as well. Accept a hug from a friend or spouse; accept the help of someone who offers it.
· Make conscious choices to take care of your physical body, exercise, stretch, choose healthy foods, and drink plenty of clean water.
Nature’s Sunshine's Chinese Mood Elevator formula is a wonderful formula for restoring Shen energy. The herbs in this formula help to “calm the spirit and quiet the heart” thereby helping to relieve anxiety, irritability and may improve the quality of your sleep. Chinese Mood Elevator helps restore your connection with Shen, doing so, increases vitality and promotes a greater sense of well-being. The formula also works to gently cleanse the liver which helps to improve the flow of “Chi” (life force energy) throughout the body, this has a mood lifting effect as well. The herbs in this formula promote healthy digestive functions.
As your connection with Shen and the flow of Chi (life force energy) returns you will feel a shift in your perspective. It is like the “birds are singing” again. Life begins to have more meaning and purpose; you feel more complete, and your sleep becomes more restful. As you build your Shen you will focus more on the things that are important to you, you find you have a desire to align your life with your heart’s inner callings and soul purpose. This gives you greater insights on your life choices and directions. Your eyes will have a brightness return to them and your mind will become clearer.
Another key Energy Supplement
COQ10 is a compound found naturally in the human body and is present in all the cells of the body. Co–Q10 is a critical co–factor in our energy–production pathways, making it essential for the health of the body’s tissues and organs. CoQ10 particularly affects the cells that are the most metabolically active, such as the heart, immune system, gums of the mouth, and the mucus membranes of the digestive tract, sinus, and lungs. A healthy immune response requires adequate levels of COQ10. Immune system cells divide more rapidly than most cells, and they are in constant need of repair and maintenance. Whenever my allergy symptoms flare-up, I take some extra COQ10, and my body quickly recovers and comes back into balance. It’s important to note that Statin drugs, used to lower cholesterol, deplete COQ10 levels in the body. Coq10 protects the cell membrane to help prevent a virus getting into the cell.
Disclaimer: Supplement recommendations are not designed to treat a disease condition. Discussions are for educational purposes only. Supplements should be used to nourish and strengthen the natural function of the various body organs and systems so that they will have a greater capacity to heal themselves. It is not intended to replace your doctor's recommendations. Any questions or concerns that you have regarding existing medical conditions, or the use of medications with supplements, should be discussed with your nutritionally oriented medical doctor.
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