Herbal food supplements for stamina

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  1. Corzhens

    Corzhens Well-Known Member

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    Some years back, there was a craze on the soursop tea. It is actually leaves from the guyubano tree that is a relative of the jackfruit and the fruit called soursop is a mix of sweet and sour. It was said that the tea gives stamina so it was a hit with athletes. However, the truth would come out in the long run. I think it was a good sales promotion that made it popular although the tea had no approved therapeutic claims.

    Do you drink herbal food supplements for stamina?
     
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  2. Belovedad

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    I'm pretty confident that there are a few out there that might actually work. Man made supplements are usually made of a combination of natural elements so if you derive them then you can get to the bases.
     
  3. SirJoe

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    I don't think there are any easy solutions when it comes to building up your stamina. It has to be done gradually. There is always going to be that person that will claim that one or other product did it for him. This is normally picked up by sales representatives and then promoted. More often then not it's false, like in your example. There is nothing that can substitute hard work.
     
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    Turning to anything as a quick fix, even natural herbal medication, to improve stamina isn't going to work in my opinion. The only way to increase stamina is by training over a period of time, gradually working on your fitness and pushing yourself more and more.

    Simply popping a pill isn't going to give you the necessary effect that hard work will, and that's what building stamina is all about. Having the heart and dedication to work hard.
     
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    I find that maca is decent vitamin that is safe and will give you quality energy throughout the day. You on' notice the jolt that you get from something like 5 hour energy, but I find that if I use it consistently, I will maintain higher energy levels through the day. You mainly will find it in a pill form or powder and can get it at most health stores are online. It is native to Peru and the story goes that Incan warriors would chew on it before battle. Who know if that is true, but it is a fun story haha. Give it a try!
     
  6. cycle93

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    No, nor herbal supplement. I have never tried them for real.
    I like to trust in vegetables an food with actual fibers in them.
     
  7. pwarbi

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    A lot of the herbal supplements can be expensive aswell and especially if you're going to be buying them in bulk and from specialist stores. If your looking for an extra edge for competitive cycling then the herbal supplements night be a route to go down, but for the rest of us I don't think they're needed or would make much of a difference to our performance.
     
  8. OursIsTheFury

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    There's always a fad about food and dietary supplements, some sort of magical pills that can make you taller, slimmer without decreasing your food intake and exercising, or stuff like increasing your stamina. I never bought into any of it, nor will I ever will. These supplements, branded medication that offer a variety of effects, often have the "no approved therapeutic claims" stamped at the end of their flashy commercials, and rightfully so. They do not have any effect whatsoever, other than giving you extra vitamins, just to justify the price of each pill.
     
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    I am a student in Naturopathy Medicine and I take garlic, gotu kola, green tea all day long, ginkgo biloba and ashwagandha. I am a herb lover and I think that if one needs to take any energy/stamina enhancers, nature has the best, they are no contaminants and you can be sure that there will be no negative side-effects.
     
  10. pwarbi

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    When it comes to the side effects though, I'm not sure that you can categorically state that nobody will get any as everyone will react differently to differnt supplements.

    It's true that the natural ones are a lot safer than the man made one's, even the natural ones sometimes can cause side effects that you wouldn't normally think about.
     
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    Tea has caffeine and that'll work, but other than that, I just run on carbs. There's no real need for random items to go into the body, some work and some don't, but you can do most of what you need on willpower and your heart beat :D
     
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    I doubt if the people that are using the herbal supplements will just be putting anything and everything into their bodies though, so it won't just be random items.

    If you are going to use these kind of supplements, then it's important to try and make sure you get the right advice, and you choose the right ones to take that's important for you.
     
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    Everything that is natural can be called as herbal. Well, you can try many herbal supplement and I would recommend you to do so because they have no side effects.
     
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    They are expesive but in my opinion, they are worth the money we pay for. They are way better than the artificial supplements. So, you can check out the herbal supplements without any worry.
     
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    I agree that they are better than the man made supplements but I st I'll don't know if I can say that the extra cost is worth it or not. The problem I have is that the natural supplements only tend to be sold in specialist stores and they tend to think they can charge whatever they want.
     
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    One thing to keep in mind here is that the title of this topic is in error. Herbal supplements and food are not the same thing and if it is food that you are incorporating into your diet you can't really call it a supplement. That said, you aren't going to find stamina in the bottom of a bottle be it herbal or otherwise. As for beverages like tea, I wouldn't call that a supplement either. Tea may contain things used in supplements though and it's efficacy is something I would ask a physician about. I would say a nutritionist, but in some countries that can be any whack-job pushing a fad so I don't.
     
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    You're right there and it seems that just lately, the internet especially is full of these so called experts that are more than happy to advise you on what you should and shouldn't be taking, usually for a small fee of course!
     
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    I just use Chinese and Korean Ginseng tea, its a natural energy booster, boosts everything, including the immune system, it helps fight off diseases and infections, it improves digestive disorders, reduces obesity and fights off cancer cells. I've been drinking different brands of Ginseng tea for about 2 years now and the effects are great. It's like a natural Viagra.
     
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