There’s no doubt that the whole world has an obsession with caffeine. Pull up to any big named coffee franchise, and you’re likely to run into a line of customers waiting for their morning wake-up call. Caffeine is known to give you that little pick-me-up if you’re feeling sluggish and can even help you feel more focused and alert. However, we all know that the benefits of caffeine don’t always come free of charge. We’ve all experienced that jumpy anxious feeling after having that extra cup of coffee. Caffeine functions physiologically as a stimulant. So, of course, this leads to the positive benefits of increased cognitive function and feeling more alert and awake.
However, In the body, caffeine acts as a vasoconstrictor. This means that caffeine causes the narrowing of our blood vessels. Therefore, caffeine as an ingredient by itself can cause increased blood pressure and heart rate. Unfortunately, our body often interprets these physiological events as stress or anxiety.
What if there were a way to get the benefits without the side effects?
Luckily there may be a way to achieve all of the positive benefits of caffeine while at the same time eliminating the adverse effects discussed above. There’s a possibility that the following ingredients may combat that feeling of jittery anxiety in a powerful and effective way.
Organic Green tea extract
Green tea extract is a concentrated version of green tea derived from the plant Camellia Sinensis. It is a more natural form of caffeine. In addition, it is rich in antioxidants in the form of catechins that may reduce oxidative cell damage in the body.
l-theanine is an amino acid that studies have shown may impart a feeling of calm and well-being and reduce mental stress and anxiety. It may interact with the dopamine receptors in the brain and may help curb rising blood pressure and heart rate.
Studies have shown that ashwagandha can reduce stress-causing cortisol levels in the body by as much as 28%. That it can also induce relaxation and sleep and help balance hormones in the body that contribute to anxiety. What if we combined these ingredients with caffeine to achieve the benefits without the side effects?
The key is in the combination
Empowered Elixir is a potent combination of these ingredients discussed above. Combining L-theanine and ashwagandha with caffeine may effectively reduce the amount of vasoconstriction, increased blood pressure, and increased heart rate typically found with caffeine consumption alone.This ingredient combination may allow all of the benefits of caffeine without the side effects. If you love your morning cup of coffee but aren’t a big fan of the jitters that follow, the combination of ingredients found in Empowered Elixir is worth a try!
Yours in empowerment,