Have you ever considered what’s happening in your body when you take a coffee? Caffeine blocks sleep receptors (adenosine) in the brain, overriding your body’s natural rhythms of wakefulness and sleep. The response of the body to blocked sleep receptors is stimulation of the pituitary gland. This gland activates the release of adrenaline, causing you to feel more awake and alert for a short period of time. Adrenaline is a stress hormone vital to save us from danger. It’s activation is designed for short bursts of activity. It causes the heart rate to increase and sends blood to the muscles and the brain. The body’s nervous system is activated making you feel like you have more energy, when really the energy boost is because the body is preparing for getting out of a threatening situation.
In work environments, stress is a daily occurrence that is continually relieved by a cup of coffee or so people think. Do you want your body to remain in a heightened state fuelled by caffeine? Of course, coffee is a ritual most of us enjoy, but if you’re taking more than 2 cups a day, consider cutting back.
I’d love you to replace one coffee with our handcrafted herbal tonic pictured above. Enjoy an energy boost that comes solely from the herbs. Due to the combination of ginger, ginseng and liquorice, it strengthens and nourishes the adrenals, whereas caffeine wears them down. There is no sugar or caffeine crash, so you’ll enjoy a more sustainable and cleaner boost of energy.
Take the ÍON challenge and for one week replace one coffee each day with a Ginger Herbal Tonic. We’ll even ship it to your office for free. Private message me and the first 10 people will get a discount code!