4 natural ingredients that give you an intense energy boost.

Written by:

Jorn Kirkels

Peak performance coach

Do you want to impact the world with your idea and mission? Do you want to create something nobody else has? Then, your energy must be at peak levels daily. But then it happens;

We’re short on time, so we have to grab some fast food, we need to finish the last tasks and sacrifice our sleep, and in the back of our heads, we know we should spend time with our loved ones. So we can use some energy-boosting ingredients to help us focus and be productive to make the impact we want. But notice;

I didn’t put simple foods everybody knows in this paper. It’s important to know when searching for energy-boosting foods that you’ll always get dozens of blog posts with just some random healthy foods, mainly with a shitload of carbs. Yes, this gives you energy for 30 minutes. Still, after that, your blood glucose (= energy levels) crashes below zero, in which you are easily irritated, experience brain fog and, most of all, can’t make the impact you desire most. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Mushroom extracts

This one is by far my favourite and is also my remedy for when I feel fatigued throughout the day. Some mushrooms include chaga, lions mane, shiitake and reishi.

Many of these mushrooms have been used as ‘plant medicine’ in Siberia and other parts of Asia as natural ingredients to promote health and boost immunity. The power of these mushroom extracts is that they are packed with micronutrients.

Energy is a complex but also, in some way, an easy subject. We want to know where to focus on and what has the most significant ROI for us to make the impact we want and keep our focus on the things that matter most. The things to focus on first are;

  1. Circadian rhythm syncing (biological clock)
  2. Nutrition (as we do now)
  3. Movement
  4. Mindfulness
  5. Mission and purpose

Mushroom extracts will provide us with many micronutrients, as described before. You can see these compounds as the oil in the car keeps the vehicle running smoothly. Macronutrients (fats, protein and carbs) are the vehicle compounds. As a busy professional, you not only want to focus on what you eat hen but also on how many micronutrients it has (nutrient-density) to keep your car running smoothly.

For multiple boosting effects, we can add these extracts to our morning coffee with L-theanine; 

Caffeine with L-theanine

With a quick search on Google, you’ll find that around 150 million Americans consume coffee daily (50% of the population). But only a tiny percentage knows about this hack for more energy that I will reveal here for you;

Do you feel jittery after consuming your cup of coffee? Do you experience a big energy crash later in the afternoon? You’re not alone, but there is a fix;

These crashes are caused by the compound caffeine itself, but not as much as you think; other factors also drive this crash, which we can do something about. 

  1. Quality of the coffee beans. Make sure we get biological mould- and toxin-free ground beans and blend them ourselves with a Moka Pot or French press.
  2. The other crash is about an imbalance in your neurotransmitters (= messengers of our brain = how we feel). That’s where l-theanine comes in;

Adding 200 milligrams of L-theanine with 50 mg of caffeine (= 1 cup of coffee) will balance dopamine and GABA’s neurotransmitters. Dopamine supports our drive and motivation, GABA we naturally produce in the evenings to relax and drift off. Using a chemical cocktail throughout the day will keep your energy levels stable and, because of this, increase increases focus and productivity.


Rhodiola is an adaptogen. This means it will help our body get into homeostasis (= balance). It is also known as the golden root and has been used for centuries as plant medicine in Scandinavia and Russia. The main benefits of these compounds include reduced stress, fatigue and increased cognitive functions (= brain power).

Rhodiola is the easiest to take in a natural supplement and is found in many nootropics (= brain boosting supplements). 

A small bonus tip along the way; 

A free site includes all the most quality studies about compounds and cites the main benefits of supplements in what they call the ‘Human Effect Matrix. Check this site out: examine.com. 

Vitamin B12

Vitamins are part of the micronutrients we discussed earlier, which will help us run the car smoothly by eating the right macronutrients (fats, carbs and protein). One of the first things we recommend to our clients in our program is to get a blood panel done to check where the deficiencies are so we can supplement based explicitly on their markers and implement specific food protocols so they can feel energised and focused daily.

Many clients we work with experience a deficiency in vitamin B12 and B6. These vitamins are found in animal products such as eggs, dairy, fish, meat and poultry. To be very theoretical, vitamin B12 is a compound needed to make red blood cells and DNA in our bodies. Therefore, it is one of the vitamins that can have a drastically feelable effect when deficient.

All of the above are some quick wins to boost your energy so you can make the impact you want with your ideas and businesses. 

Peakclub specialises in optimising busy professionals’ energy, focus and productivity so they can make the impact they want and are not held back by fatigue and brain fog. Everything we do is based on ROI; we track your data based on accuracy and importance and give you simple to implement feedback based on this data.

This is so you can focus on the things that matter, your business and relationships, and feel energised.

Over the last three years, we’ve watched what over 200+ 7-figure business owners with a solid business and crazy amounts of focus are doing in their lifestyles to maintain this success.

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