Do you have your coffee maker set to brew your first cup of coffee even before you get out of bed, and rely on two to three additional cups to get you through your day? If so, you may be familiar with that caffeine crash you get shortly after your cup of joe, and just how anxious and jittery caffeine can make you feel.
The good news is that there are some great natural caffeine alternatives that will help support energy levels but won’t leave you feeling anxious and jittery.
5 Natural Caffeine Alternatives
#1 Yinergy & Vigor: Yinergy and Vigor are our two adaptogenic blends that offer energy support and can help support mental focus. In fact, many of our customers report feeling more productive throughout the day using our supplements. The best part is that you can combat fatigue without the use of stimulants, and the adaptogenic herbs in both blends can also help combat anxiety symptoms, so it’s a win, win.
#2 Holy Basil Tea: Holy basil tea, while traditionally used to help promote relaxation by reducing the feelings of stress and anxiety, can also provide you with a boost of natural energy. This is a great all natural alternative to caffeine.
#3 Green Tea: While green tea contains caffeine, it contains less caffeine than coffee or energy drinks and can also help combat inflammation. This is a good option if you aren’t totally ready to ditch caffeine, but you want something a bit less stimulating.
#4 Kombucha Tea: Kombucha tea is another excellent option if highly caffeinated beverages are leaving you feeling anxious. Kombucha is rich in probiotics which can help support gut health, and this fizzy beverage can give you a nice energy boost when that afternoon energy crash kicks in.
#5 Essential Oils: Citrus and peppermint essential oils can be energizing and can be diffused in your home or office to reduce brain fog and help you feel more energized. Try sipping on some kombucha while diffusing citrus or peppermint essential oils to naturally combat fatigue without the use of stimulants.
Caffeine can certainly make you feel on edge and can cause an increase in anxiety symptoms. If you find yourself feeling anxious throughout the day, try giving up caffeine to see how you feel. Try using these natural replacements instead when you’re craving that morning cup of coffee or reaching for that third afternoon cup. These natural options will not only help improve your energy levels, but they can help support overall health as well.