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What we learned from creating a plant-based energy supplement

A lot of our customers have been asking for a plant-based energy supplement. We answered with Active Energy Complex! Find out why this vegan supplement is suitable for everyone and great for boosting your energy levels.

A lot of our customers had expressed common frustrations with fighting tiredness and fatigue, with low energy levels and therefore low performance levels as the day progresses. In fact, it’s a growing issue for the whole of our society, as each of us get busier we naturally get more tired. This is even more the case for some lifestyle choices such as vegetarianism and veganism, especially when you first start those diets. Whilst extreme fatigue and tiredness can be a symptom of a deeper health issue and should mean a visit to the GP or doctor, daily fatigue and tiredness are common.

Our response was to develop Active Energy, one of the latest products to be developed here at Vegetology. So what is Active Energy? Why is it unique? And what did we learn as a company as we researched into how to create a plant-based energy supplement?

What is Active Energy?

Vegetology Active Energy is a supplement that is specifically designed to help your body to fight daily fatigue whilst supporting your performance levels throughout the day. What makes Active Energy unique is the way it combines this vitamins linked to energy levels and performance with two herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, making it ideal for general tiredness and the effects of unforgiving work schedules and a hectic lifestyle.

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What is in Active Energy?

Active Energy contains the vitamins and minerals commonly known to boost energy and performance in your metabolism. These include Vitamin C, coenzyme Q10, B Vitamins such as B12 and Iron. We have combined these vitamins with two herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, which are known as adaptogens. How do they work? If you take this supplement in the morning, your body knows it needs to be awake and aware, so the herbs will work with your body to help fight fatigue. If you take it in the evening, the herbs will help your body to relax. They are called adaptogens because they adapt to the needs of your body, depending on the time of day you take them. Working alongside the traditional vitamin boost for energy, Active Energy is a unique formula for maximum benefits.

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What are the traditional Chinese medicine herbs used in Active Energy and why?

The two herbs used in Chinese medicine are called Rhodiola Rosea and Schisandra Chinensis. In my previous work, in the health and beauty industry for over twenty years, I’ve worked on some incredible research into traditional Chinese medicines, looking at their antioxidant power. That’s where the idea came from to investigate the working of these adaptogens in this supplement. During our research we found the results quite incredible - a lot of people who were suffering from fatigue but couldn’t sleep properly at night, spent the day tired. Adding these herbs into Active Energy not only mean the supplement gave them an energy boost during the day but that it worked to help reset their body clock for better sleep at night too.

Why should anyone consider taking Active Energy Complex?

This vegan energy supplement is for anyone who has daily fatigue and general tiredness, perhaps because of your work or life schedule. You may lack the energy you need to perform at your best. The good thing about this energy supplement is, a well as being vegan, that it doesn’t contain caffeine or any other stimulants - it’s not an artificial quick hit. Active Energy works with your body and has a long effect throughout the day.

Why is Vitamin B12 important, particularly for vegans and vegetarians?

One of the vitamins we have included in Active Energy is Vitamin B12, which is vital for effective bodily processes and bodily reactions. It is often spoken about when it comes to vegan and vegetarian living. That is because you can’t get B12 from a plant-based diet. So you will need to either look at fortified foods or a supplement to get enough of this vital vitamin. By supplementing or ensuring you have the right levels of B12, every reaction in the body will increase and your metabolism and entire body basically perform better. This is why it’s a key ingredient for boosting energy levels.

What does it mean that Active Energy is Vegan Society and Vegetarian Society approved?

We’re really proud that every one of our products carries the The Vegan Society and the Vegetarian Society logos. The reason we work with the two societies is that they analyse everything in each formula of our supplements - they know the source of every ingredient, how it’s put together and even where the formula is put together. They visit where we work and analyse our production. What does this mean for Vegans and Vegetarians? That you can completely trust our brand, as we have been ratified in our processes and ingredients. We are proud to work with the Vegan Society and Vegetarian Society because they are the voice of those communities.

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Will this help me if I’m suffering from severe fatigue or tiredness?

It’s really important to say that Active Energy is for those of us who suffer from everyday tiredness and fatigue that comes from a busy lifestyle. This is really different to fatigue and tiredness or exhaustion that could be the symptom of an underlying health issue. If you are concerned about your energy levels, we always recommend you visit your GP or doctor who can perform some simple blood tests to check for any health conditions.

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