When people are looking for that much needed energy boost, the first place that comes to mind is the local coffee bar. In the endless search for more energy, it's quite easy to forget about one of our best sources of sustained energy - plants!
While most people don't default to their local farmer's market or natural foods grocery store, you can find many fundamental sources of energy there – in the form of vegetables such as spinach, kale and beets. Here, I highlight two MegaFood products that include power plants to support optimal energy levels.*
Balanced B Complex
MegaFood's Balanced B Complex
is a daily supplement designed to promote overall energy and the health of the nervous system.* The balanced ratio of MegaFood’s signature FoodState B vitamins are delivered in nourishing whole foods, and are the backbone of the Balanced B Complex formula. Additionally, it is packed with 125 mg of organic spinach! As one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, spinach is high in iron, Vitamin A and Vitamin K. It also contains phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin and beta carotene.* The inclusion of spinach brings an additional boost of phytonutrients and life enhancing chlorophyll to the blend.*
MegaFood’s Blood Builder
supplement delivers FoodState nutrients such as Iron, Folate, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C to help maintain healthy red blood cells and iron levels in the blood.* Beets are a powerful food for supporting optimal energy levels, and Blood Builder boasts 125mg of fresh beet root.* Our beets are sourced exclusively from Stahlbush Island Farms, a sustainable farm in Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley that’s been a trusted partner of MegaFood for years.
Beets as a food have a long, rich history. Beet root was first cultivated by the Romans, and in Greek mythology, Aphrodite was said to eat beets to help retain her beauty. High in folate and fiber, beets are also a natural source of nitrates, which the body converts to nitric oxide. This aids in optimal blood flow and delivery of oxygen to the muscles. In fact, recent research has shown that beet root juice can help support optimal athletic performance.
As more people turn to plant nutrition for energy power, they are also looking for supplements made with real, whole food to fuel their lives. Both Balanced B Complex and Blood Builder are Certified Vegan by Vegan Action (Vegan.org
), making these formulations trusted choices for vegetarians and vegans alike.
Erin Stokes, ND is the Medical Director at MegaFood. Erin is a Naturopathic Doctor, Mom, and outdoor enthusiast. She is passionate about the power of education. Erin’s personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives.
Reprinted with kind permission of MegaFood
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.