Why Your Coffee Might Be Making You More Tired: The Difference Between Energy and Stimulation - Loose Leaf Tea Market

Why Your Coffee Might Be Making You More Tired: The Difference Between Energy and Stimulation

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Do you feel like you're constantly running on empty? In this blog, we'll explore the benefits of a holistic approach to energy management, the dangers of adrenal fatigue, and why tea is a better alternative to coffee. Get ready to feel energized and revitalized with the healing power of tea!

 

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Why Switching to Tea Can Revolutionize Your Energy Levels

Most people think, "I couldn't be a tea person. I need more energy than that." While this is a popular viewpoint, it actually couldn't be further from the truth! Here are 3 reasons why you should consider adding tea to your daily routine if you're struggling with finding enough energy:

 

1) There Is More To Energy Than Just Caffeine

There is a difference between energy and stimulation. Think about energy like a bank account. Just like how you deposit money into a bank account, you can deposit energy into your body through healthy food, healing herbs, exercise, and restful sleep. However, just like how you can also withdraw money from a bank account, you can also withdraw energy from your body through stress, overstimulation, and lack of sleep. By taking a holistic approach to energy management, you can maintain sustainable levels of energy without relying on stimulating yourself with excessive caffeine to get through the day.

If you're looking to skip caffeine altogether, herbal blends are an excellent option. For example, An Elephant Never Forgets is an energizing herbal blend made with ginkgo biloba, an herb has been shown to boost attention and memory. Smooth Jazz is another herbal blend that can be great for energy, as it supports mood, memory and focus.

 

2) Too Much Caffeine Can Make You More Tired

Adrenal fatigue is a condition that occurs when your adrenal glands, which are responsible for producing hormones that regulate your body's response to stress, become overworked and exhausted. This can happen as a result of chronic stress, illness, or, you guessed it, excessive caffeine intake. When you guzzle down cup after cup of coffee all day, your body can go into a state of stress, releasing cortisol and other stress hormones to help you cope with the effects of the caffeine. Over time, this can lead to an overtaxing of the adrenal glands and a depletion of the hormones they produce.

What does adrenal fatigue feel like? One might describe it as feeling too tired to do anything but too wired to relax and rest. You feel irritable and anxious and even the simplest of tasks can feel like a monumental effort. You may even find yourself constantly craving sugary or salty snacks to try to get a quick burst of energy. 

Instead of coffee, try lower caffeine teas like green tea or white tea. Try our healing green tea blends, Ginseng Green Dragon and Lady Ginger, or our awesome white tea blends, Sleek and Slender or our yummy Tropical Vacation. 

 

Read more about the health benefits of green tea.

 

3) The L-Theanine Advantage: Why Tea Is Better Than Coffee For All-Day Energy

Drinking tea can help keep you alert, focused, and energized throughout the day, without the crash! Unlike coffee's caffeine that gives a fleeting burst of energy followed by jitters and nervousness, tea delivers a gradual and lasting source of energy, due to the presence of L-theanine. L-theanine is an amino acid that is abundant in tea that contains mental-enhancing, stress-reducing and focus-promoting properties.

All teas contain l-theanine, from green tea to blackwhiteoolong, and puehr. If you want a guide to the different levels of caffeine in tea, check out this blog.

 

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By taking a holistic approach to energy management, you can deposit energy into your body through healing teas, and avoid the overstimulation and stress that often comes with coffee. So why not give tea a try and see how it can revolutionize your energy levels and overall well-being?

Thanks so much for reading, I hope you found it helpful! If you enjoyed this blog, check out The Tea With The Most Caffeine Might Surprise You. If you're finding this blog in April, then this month's Tea Talk Box is focused on energy! We curated four of our best energy-boosting teas into one sampler box. Check it out here.

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is has been compiled from published sources and is provided only as a guide. While every effort has been taken to ensure that information published on this site is correct and up to date, this is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Also, although all of our teas are generally regarded as safe, please consult your doctor before trying any herbal remedies, especially if currently using medication, pregnant or breastfeeding. We make no claims or guarantees regarding the effectiveness of our products/services, and results may vary from person to person. 

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