energy drink.jpgThe world has gone crazy for “energy drinks”. But, are they harming or helping you? Most so called, “Energy drinks”, are actually loaded with caffeine, which is a stimulant. They really don't fix the problem of low energy. Stimulating the adrenal glands to produce energy always produces a corresponding low energy level. If you keep overriding the low energy (or down time) level, you wear out the adrenal glands by over stimulating them. Burned out adrenals is at the base of many chronic conditions because the adrenals are also responsible for helping the body control inflammation.

Here's something else: “Just one can of the popular stimulant energy drink Red Bull can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, even in young people, according to Australian medical researchers.” This was published in Reuters in August 2008. "One hour after they drank Red Bull, (their [College students] blood systems) were no longer normal. They were abnormal like we would expect in a patient with cardiovascular disease," Scott Willoughby, lead researcher from the Cardiovascular Research Centre at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, told the Australian newspaper. One can contains 80 mg of caffeine, around the same as a normal cup of brewed coffee.

So, you don't drink Red Bull? If you drink Coke there is 34 mg. of caffeine; 44 if it's diet; Pepsi and Mountain Dew have 55 mg. (more than Surge). Want to know what your favorite drinks caffeine level is visit:

The caffeine content of energy drinks varies from 50 milligrams to more than 500 milligrams. Caffeine intoxication is marked by nervousness, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, gastrointestinal upset, tremors, rapid heartbeats (tachycardia), psychomotor agitation (restlessness and pacing) and in rare cases, death. With many children being diagnosed as ADD these drinks are very popular because it seems to calm them down.

That's right! What would energize the average person, one who has ADD responds totally opposite. I found this out when one of my client's children said her child was actually agitated when she used Lavender but, when we tried peppermint oil diffused at night, he slept right through. Some naturopaths believe that the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system are actually switched in a person with ADD. They don't like being touched and therefore do not like, or feel relaxed when receiving a massage. They are so stimulated that touch adds more stimulus. It seems that the inside of the body has to have as much stimulus as the outside does and that makes them feel better.

The answer is not to add stimulants. The answer is to feed the nervous system with B vitamins with C to help absorb the B's. This is why Nutri Calm works so well. It helps to feed the nervous system and calm the adrenal glands so they can handle the inflammation the body is dealing with. It helps the body deal with all kinds of stress. College students don't eat right, don't sleep when they should; have emotional ups and downs—talk about demands on the adrenal glands!

In fact, adding Adrenal Support may be what they need in addition to Nutri Calm. When there are constant demands on the Adrenal glands this supplement will help to keep the adrenals healthy so depression doesn't set in. By feeding these important stress glands you avoid immune challenges, burnout, and most important “disrupted energy productions”. Your body has a cascade that begins in the hypothalamus that triggers certain hormones to be released when it senses stress situations. When you drink a high caffeine drink you trigger this response without the compensating calming hormone signals. This keeps the adrenals turned on. When the adrenals have no down time it is similar to when a person experiences post traumatic stress syndrome

This takes a tremendous toll on the nervous system and it will automatically shut down to avoid death. It may trigger a lowered immune response and the result is Mono or at least, impaired immune functions so you have little resistance to a cold or flu. Another response may be mood ups and downs contributing to rage and then depression. The worse part is that it may harm the brain. This is the hardest organ to rehabilitate.

It is better to assist the body in healthy choices that give it strength rather than stimulate responses. Nutri calm encourages focused thinking while nurturing the nervous system. I've been recommending this supplement for over 22 years including having my own sons take it. It is very complimentary to Master Gland. Master Gland helps to reorganize and strengthen the hormonal system. When you take them together, you have a complete vitamin and mineral supplement made with food and herbs to assist the body in handling stress and feel energized.

In addition this duo nourishes the adrenals, thyroid, pituitary, reproductive organs, liver, kidneys and gall bladder and spleen. It also assists in digestive system and intestinal function by soothing mucosal linings. I've seen it clear up acne, menstrual problems; sleep disorders, depression and anxiety. Aren't natural remedies wonderful!

Yours, For The Health Of It!