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10 Supplements That Help Boost Motivation

Do you remember a time when your future seemed full of possibilities? When you look at your life now, are you as healthy, successful and content with life as your younger self had anticipated? Sadly, for most adults the answer is a big “NO”. Perhaps it’s time to give your motivation a re-boot. If you can just get back to having the right kind of mind-set and a can-do attitude, you may be surprised at the way in which a whole world of opportunities just might open up.

In an ideal world you’d be getting enough good quality sleep and eating a balanced, healthy diet to restore the balance of gut flora to the exact levels for optimum mind and body health. But it’s not an ideal world. The way we eat, work and even socialize gets in the way of our best intentions. So, if you’re looking for supplements to boost your motivation, here are some products that Click Pharmacy recommends which just might help shake off the cobwebs and leave you thinking more clearly and acting more decisively.

Vitamin D

They call it the “sunshine vitamin”, as for millennia humans have absorbed all the vitamin D we need from natural sunlight. But modern lifestyles mean that around 50% of the world’s population aren’t getting enough of it[1]. Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been linked to depression[2] and cognitive impairment[3], as well as a host of potentially fatal diseases. It’s hard to get all the vitamin D you need from diet alone, so for many of us, supplements are the best option.

Fish Oils

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in seafood, have been linked to good brain function[4]. But if you’re not too keen on eating fresh, oily fish twice a week, supplements may be the answer.

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Curcumin

This vital compound found in turmeric has been linked to good brain health[5] as well as having anti-inflammatory properties.

Flavonoids

Occurring naturally in fruit, vegetables, teas and cocoa, evidence is emerging that flavonoids have a vital role to play in maintaining good brain function[6]. If you’re not getting the flavonoids your body needs from your diet, you can get all the benefit of these wonder compounds in supplement form.

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Nicotine

Nicotine has been shown to improve motivation in rats[7]. Nobody’s saying you should get your nicotine fix from cigarettes because of the obvious fatal side-effects, but it’s interesting to note that studies are underway to investigate whether this compound can boost brain function in humans[8].

Rhodiola Rosea

In a 12-week study[9], adults taking an extract of this Arctic root, which has been popular in folk-medicine for centuries, reported increased motivation, energy and better sleep and cognitive function.

Tyrosine

This amino acid, found in bananas, chicken, turkey, milk and almonds, has been linked[10] to increased dopamine levels. Dopamine is known as the “happy hormone” for its mood-boosting properties.

Asian Ginseng

Ginseng has been used for centuries to boost energy levels and motivation. Unlike American ginseng, which is associated with calming properties, Asian ginseng is generally considered to be a stimulant.

Tart Cherry Juice

If the reason you lack motivation is because you’re just not getting enough beauty-sleep, try drinking a little tart cherry juice in the afternoons and evenings. Research[11] suggests that compounds contained in tart cherries may help restore natural sleep rhythms.

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Ginkgo

Extracts from the ginkgo biloba tree has been used extensively as a natural supplement to fight age-related cognitive decline. More recent research[12] has linked its use with improved cognitive function in younger individuals.

References:
1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3356951/
2 Jorde R, Sneve M, Figenschau Y, Svartberg J, Waterloo K. Effects of vitamin D supplementation on symptoms of depression in overweight and obese subjects: Randomized double blind trial. J Intern Med. 2008;264:599–609.
3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4053858/
4 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080709161922.htm
5 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0031211
6 https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/0fdf/55c1d29e590adafeb13cd62605db8bddd715.pdf
7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18766205
8 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC526783/
9 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17901042
10 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0304394085902022
11 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3133468/
12 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3166615/


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