Boost Your Routine

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Energy supplements do more than just wake us up and help us focus on our day; they also help us perform harder in the gym. Here are some energy-boosting options you can try,

CAFFEINE

The most popular ingredient in pre-workout energy supplements is caffeine. When it comes to exercise, caffeine has a number of benefits, such as improving focus, helping you keep moving and boosting intensity. Caffeine also reduces perceived exertion. When you train very hard, you perceive your exertion through fatigue, increased heart rate, sweating and other factors. When you use caffeine prior to training, more exertion is perceived as less difficult and you can train harder. Furthermore, caffeine helps mobilize fat stores to be burned during exercise, making it a great addition to a fat-burning routine.

HERBAL OPTIONS

There are many different herbal extracts that also act as energy supplements or metabolic boosters. For instance, it is thought that pepper-derived supplements such as capsaicin boost basal metabolic rate and improve fat metabolism.

OTHER SUPPLEMENT CHOICES

Other supplemnts that help support energy include conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) to fuel energy and fat metabolism; coenzyme Q10 (CoQ-10), an important antioxidant and essential component of your heart's energy-producing system; niacin, which plays an important role in energy metabolism; and carnitine, which is needed to transform fatty acids into energy.