When people start feeling sluggish, they begin to look for ways to get a quick boost of energy. While a cup of coffee or energy drink provides a jump start, it can also begin to lose its affect a couple hours later.
While energy supplements are growing exceedingly popular, shoppers want to learn about which supplements are best for them.
There are two categories of supplements: natural and synthetic.
"Natural supplements, such as marine-based sources, are considered super-foods," said the spokesperson at Nutrilys Del Mar, a supplement company in San Diego. "We prefer wild marine sources versus farmed, because they are more potent and truly pure."
Top shelf marine and fish oil supplements are alkylglycerols, also known as AKGs, and premium oyster powder.
AKG's are from squalus acanthias fish liver oil and can be found in products such as Military Formula®. Those who use this product include the elite armed forces, police departments, and athletes. However, this product is for anyone who wants to increase their energy, endurance and overall health.
This ingredient is widely used as a sports supplement, as well.
As many already know, AKG's are present in the breast milk of mothers which help babies build up their immunity.
"The wonderful thing about AKG's is that people of any age can consume this natural ingredient and the health and wellness benefits seem to be endless," said the spokesperson. "For example, the pharmaceutical grade Military Formula®, offers high octane nutrition which maximizes energy and health."
AKG soft gels are derived from squalus acanthias fish liver oil. It’s suggested to do the following:
- Increase energy
- Decrease fatigue
- Boost immunity
- Improve endurance and recovery
- Optimize concentration and mood
- Offer resistance to cold environments
"The secret behind this special fish oil is its lipids and glycerols which encourage white cell production and boosts antibodies," said the spokesperson.
Premium oyster powder, another natural marine based product, is rich in zinc from dehydrated oyster meat.
"Premium oyster powder has higher amounts of zinc than red meat which makes it one of the best energy and anti-fatigue supplement or pills," the spokesperson said.
Other suggested health perks from premium oyster powder are the following:
- Boosts immunity
- Improves skin, hair and nails
- Supports joint health
"The ocean waters has provided all of us with options on how to increase our energy naturally, while benefiting from an array of other health and wellness solutions," she said.