femMED’s Energy supplement is a source of 11 ingredients for the provision of optimal energy levels. The ingredients include: Guarana [Paullinia cupana], Siberian ginseng [Eleutherococcus senticosus], Magnesium Creatine chelate, Green Tea [Camellia sinensis], Rhodiola rosea, Yerba Mate [Ilex paraguariensis], Cordyceps sinensis, Maral Root [Rhaponticum carthamoides], Chicory [Cichorium intybus], Cayenne [Capsicum annuum] and Chromium.
Guarana [Paullinia cupana] has stimulatory effects on the body which can enhance both mental and physical performance, increase athletic performance and raise energy levels. This is often attributed to its significant caffeine content. In fact, it is proposed that the stimulatory effect of guarana is more gradual and sustained than caffeine due to the caffeine-tannin complex. However, not all of the beneficial effects of guarana on cognitive and physical performance are attributable to its caffeine content alone, but rather to its saponin and tannin content as well.
Siberian ginseng [Eleutherococcus senticosus] included in femMED’s energy supplement can help improve mental and/or physical performance after periods of mental and/or physical exertion through its adaptogenic properties. Also known as Eleuthero, Siberian ginseng is not a true ginseng, but has some similar properties as an adaptogen.
It is commonly used to support immune function, mental acuity, and athletic performance and to help reduce the effects of stress. Side effects may include upset stomach, insomnia, and increased blood pressure. It is not recommended for those with uncontrolled high blood pressure.
Magnesium Creatine chelate
Creatine is a naturally occurring substance that plays an important role in the production of energy in the body. The effects of creatine and magnesium overlap. With magnesium deficiency, energy cannot be obtained from creatine. There appears to be a role for the two in combination in efficiency of creatine action.
Green Tea [Camellia sinensis] unlike black and oolong tea, it is not fermented, which preserves the active constituents. It can enhance mental and physical performance, as well as increase endurance. Green tea may also increase physical performance through its role in maintaining an optimal body weight. Consequently, these increases in energy production, control and efficiency can increase athletic performance, stamina and capability to exercise.
Rhodiola, an herb classified as a natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes. It was used historically to combat stress and fatigue and to speed recovery from illness. Studies have demonstrated benefits for reducing fatigue and enhancing mental function. Preliminary research suggests that it may help with altitude sickness and may aid cancer chemotherapy by protecting the liver against drug-induced damage. There are no known side effects or drug interactions.
Yerba Mate [Ilex paraguariensis] has been shown to have positive effects in the area of weight loss and management. Research is showing that Yerba mate is effective in increasing weight loss and reducing waist circumference. Read more yerba mate benefits here.
Cordyceps sinensis is one of the most highly valued of Chinese medicinal products and its use is centuries old. This natural health product found in femMED’s energy supplement has also been used to increase exercise performance in all individuals, as well as invigorate the elderly and those weakened after serious illness.
Maral Root [Rhaponticum carthamoides] contains a significant concentration of ecdysteroids, which are plant derived arthropod steroid hormones. They have been shown to increase mass, physical performance, muscle ATP concentrations(Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the biochemical way to store and use energy.) and physical performance in animal models.
Chicory [Cichorium intybus] may act to enhance physical performance, stamina, or aid through its weight maintenance and anti- inflammatory properties. Chicory root also has anti-inflammatory properties that may be useful in reducing swelling, muscle soreness and pain associated with endurance exercise.
Cayenne [Capsicum annuum] can help attain an ideal body weight by inhibiting fat storage, increasing energy output, increasing the feeling of fullness and increasing the breakdown of fats into energy.
Chromium another ingredient in femMED’s energy supplement has long been known to be essential for proper fat and carbohydrate metabolism in mammals.