YES to Energy and NO to Bull!

Did the word ENERGY grab your attention? If you’re like thousands of others, your life is crazy busy from demanding work schedules, pressures from deadlines and an over-booked family calendar that’s totally maxed out!

Welcome to Today’s Lifestyle

A life where everyone {well almost everyone} is living on overdrive with no go-slow sign in sight!  Congratulations! You’ve taken on too much, said ‘yes’ once too often, or thought you could do it all {sounds like another blog topic} but now you’ve arrived at your max-out point and you’re desperately seeking a way out {not to cut back and slow down} but to amp yourself UP to keep pace with a schedule that’s overtaken your life and depleted your energy!

Let’s Talk About Energy

What you wouldn’t give to get some of it right now! You often feel like a shadow of your former self. No get-up-and-go! Your butt is dragging but your heart is racing. {Uh-oh! Did you just suck down a monster rush, and now you’re crashing?} You feel like crap … not everyday, but often enough to wish you didn’t feel so thrashed … like a wrung out dish rag! Every ounce squeezed out of you.

Today’s Lifestyles Have Created a Monster Niche Market

A niche for products that claim to boost energy. You can’t miss them. These products are everywhere – in your face at the gas station cash register and in the aisles of your supermarkets.  These sugar-loaded, caffeine-laced monster energy drinks are designed and marketed to provide you with the energy surge you crave.

But is it the right kind of energy? Let’s take a closer look.

Just Say NO to Bull!

Actually, at GSH, we think there’s way too much “bull” out there, too many stimulating ingredients and not enough healthy energy-producing nutrients! “Most commercial energy drinks typically contain stimulants, such as guarana, with caffeine-like effects, along with caffeine itself,” says Dr. Ruth Litchfield, associate professor of food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University.

The Not-So-Good

Many energy drinks contain high levels of added sugar. The American Heart Association recommends a daily intake of no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar per day for women, and 9 teaspoons for men. Many popular energy drinks contain more than 15 teaspoons of added sugars, and others contain aspartame or other artificial sweeteners. {Ugh! Please say NO to artificial ANYTHING!}

The Bad!

The “rush” from sugar-laden drinks is accentuated by the addition of caffeine and herbal stimulants … substances that increase nervous activity, and elevate heart rate and blood pressure. They create “false” energy.  Add the high sugar rush to the sudden surge of energy from the caffeine and stimulating herbs and you create the potential to end up with negative effects that can last long after the initial “high” or “energy rush” has faded.  It’s a fact that too much sugar can result in Type II diabetes, obesity, and unwanted stress on internal organs.

The Ugly!

An overload of caffeine can produce undesirable side effects like anxiety, irritability and nervousness.  Dehydration can occur in some individuals after just one drink. If consumption turns into a long-term habit you invite the risk of caffeine toxicity, heart arrhythmias and cardiac arrest.

Do you really want that? What if there was a healthy alternative?

Choose Safe, Pure, Natural Energy Options

1. To be safe, limit caffeine consumption to less than two cups of coffee or tea per day

2. Drink plenty of clean water.

3. Eat a healthy diet of energy-producing natural foods

4. Exercise! Move your butt! Energy begets energy!

5. Need some quick energy? Choose a natural energy boost from green tea and safe nutritional ingredients, like the one below …….

Shaklee Energy Chews – Healthy Energy on Demand

Shaklee Energy is a great-tasting “soft chew” that provides a healthful and convenient alternative to high calorie, high volume energy drinks. Each chew delivers powerful, scientifically proven ingredients to help energize your body, sharpen your mind, and improve your mood. Shaklee Energy Chews give you the healthy edge with 75% organic ingredients and energy-releasing B vitamins, plus L-theanine and L-tyrosine to help promote focus and alertness, natural caffeine from green tea, and 25% of the Daily Value of vitamin D.

The ingredients work FAST to help you feel energized, stay awake, stay alert, get focused and improve your mood.* They are gluten free and contain no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or added preservatives. Each serving of Shaklee Energy {one serving equals two chews} contains only 45 calories.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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