Raise your hand if you’ve felt sluggish, fatigued, or just plain exhausted at some point in the past week.
Did your hand go up? If so, you’re like most of the people who come to see me for help. The fact is, in this stress-filled world we live in, fatigue is generally accepted as a fact of life — or worse, a badge of honor.
I’m not generally a tired person. Most of the time, I feel energized and ready to meet the day. Which isn’t to say I don’t ever feel like I’m running on less than half a tank. Everyone does from time to time. But it’s worrisome how many people go through their lives feeling like they’re constantly running on fumes.
Which is why I’m glad to share some good news on this front. It’s new research on an ingredient that features prominently in my new book, The A-List Diet. The supplement is a natural French wood extract called Robuvit®, and in the book I talked about how important it is for detoxification. (You might remember me talking more about this effect a couple of weeks ago in the Reality Health Check: “The ‘hangover cure’ you need to know about—even if you don’t drink”).
Well, it turns out Robuvit® has also been proven to combat fatigue. Which makes sense considering how much more energized we feel when we’ve lightened our body’s toxin load.
Two recently published studies have shown that Robuvit® successfully alleviates fatigue, improves energy, boosts vitality, and brightens mood.
All of that is important, because fatigue can affect so many aspects of a person’s life, from physical well-being to relationships and productivity. Robuvit® may offer relief for the millions of people who go through the day feeling like they’re swimming against the current.
Let’s take a closer look at the studies to see what they found.
The first found that people who used Robuvit® had improvements in some of the hallmark symptoms associated with fatigue. They reported more joint comfort, better focus and memory, and improved sleep quality.
The participants had taken 200 mg of Robuvit® daily for six months. Some reported improvement after only three months.
The second study, published in the journal Phytotherapy Research, examined the effects of Robuvit® in healthy individuals. Those who had general fatigue found that when they took Robuvit® daily for four weeks, they felt more energy and fewer fatigue symptoms. The specific improvements? A boost in overall mood and mental state, decreases in tension and tiredness, increase in energy, and a greater sense of calm.
As I said, Robuvit® is an extract from French oak trees, which have tannins known as roburins. These tannins are known for their preservative effects. Research has shown that roburins help the body’s cells withstand the aging process, improve energy, and combat fatigue.
And my patients’ experiences back up this research. In fact, I’ve had more than one person tell me that taking Robuvit® has completely changed their life.
All of this is why Robuvit® has cemented itself on my Desert Island Supplement List. I want everyone to know what it feels like to zip through their day with energy, focus, and a sense of well being. So please, if you haven’t tried Robuvit® yet, give it a go. You’ll be glad you did!