Everybody’s tired… have you noticed that? People yawning on the skytrain, co-workers slumped in front of their computers with eyes half open, friends continually complaining of exhaustion. While part of it does have to do with keeping late hours, sleep is only the beginning. Constant stress, extra hours at work, a lack of exercise, and an unhealthy diet all contribute to that run-down tired feeling that everyone seems to be experiencing lately.
Aside from eating a healthier diet, getting more exercise, and sleeping at least 7-8 hours a day, is there anything else you can do for your health? Learning more about the benefits of supplements can be a good start to improving your overall health. Multivitamins and supplements can be useful for making up the nutrition you miss when you’re too busy to eat properly and get enough rest.
A really great supplement for addressing a variety of issues is red reishi, a potent “adaptogenic” herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. As an adaptogen it works on the specific needs of the individual taking it. Generally, red reishi will help regulate the immune system, improve energy levels, and decrease the effects of stress. However, as an anti-inflammatory it can also work on everything from allergies and high blood pressure to insomnia and digestive problems.
Many people claim that while taking it they no longer experience the dreaded “3pm crash” and actually get through the day alert and awake with enough energy left to work out or socialize with friends in the evenings.
The best brand out there is Mikei (pronounced “mee-kay”), which is a premium product of Japan. Presented in a capsule form, it is a popular healthy alternative amongst teachers, dentists, lawyers, and other working professionals in the Lower Mainland. When compared to other low quality brands, you only need one Mikei capsule a day to receive the full benefits of red reishi.
Don’t let the price tag scare you off, at about $100 for a 2 month supply of Mikei Red Reishi (60 capsules) or about $65 for one month (30 capsules) you are looking at under $2 a day, that’s less than your daily coffee. But more importantly, you don’t experience the caffeine crash afterwards.
Mikei Red Reishi is available at London Drugs and most natural health and wellness stores. For more information, please visit Mikei.ca
We are giving away a two-month supply of Red Reishi to one lucky winner!
Here’s how to enter:
1. Retweet the following:
- Win a 2-month supply of @Mikei_Reishi adaptogenic for more energy and less stress http://bit.ly/JsWMdD RT to Enter!
2. Comment below your favourite energy-boosting technique.
Contest closes June 6, 2012 at 11:59pm.