Dr. Oz: Rhodiola Boosts Energy and L-Theanine Curbs Stress

Dr. Oz said buttered coffee and rhodiola can increase energy.
Dr. Oz said buttered coffee and rhodiola can increase energy.

Dr. Mehmet Oz revealed natural ways to boost energy on the Aug. 15 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.

1. Ketogenic buttered coffee. One way to boost energy is to put a pat of butter in your coffee instead of sugar. Dr. Oz said the butter helps the caffeine last longer in your body. You can also use ghee (which is clarified butter), coconut oil, or MCT oil in your coffee.

Oz said the healthy fat from the butter will keep your blood sugar stable and curb hunger. While the idea of buttered coffee may sound odd, it’s quite popular among followers of the low carb, high-fat ketogenic and Paleo diets, who claim buttered coffee can aid weight loss by suppressing appetite.

2. Rhodiola supplement. Also known as golden root, rhodiola has been shown to increase energy and stamina and reduce depression and stress. Dr. Oz suggested taking 150mg of rhodiola with breakfast.

3. Immunity-enhancing foods. For more energy, you should increase your intake of foods that increase your beta glucans, which help the body fight disease by boosting your white blood cells. Good sources of beta glucans include oatmeal, dates and shitake mushrooms. If you don’t want to eat these foods, a beta glucans supplement can help.

4. L-Theanine for insomnia. L-Theanine is an amino acid that has been shown to relieve anxiety and stress. Dr. Oz said taking 200mg of L-Theanine 30 minutes before bedtime induces relaxation and promotes better sleep.

5. Blue-blocking lenses. Blue light emitted by your TV, smartphone, and computer suppresses your body’s ability to secrete the sleep hormone, melatonin. Glasses with orange lenses block the melatonin-robbing blue light so you can sleep better at night and feel refreshed in the morning.

Studies show these blue-blocking glasses dramatically improve sleep quality. Just wear them two hours before bedtime while you’re watching TV or using the computer.

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