The feeling of tiredness and lack of energy can slow down our daily activities and divert attention from what interests us. To get full of energy in a natural way, you can resort to a specific diet and support such as this combination of "sprint" herbs. The herbal tea promotes attention and concentration on a mental level, gives vigor to the body and counteracts states of stress and tiredness. Useful when you need to increase performance at work, in study or for your own interests, this mixture has the right doses of natural energizing bioactive compounds. The chosen mix contains a complex of herbs and vegetables such as: nettle, spearmint, rosehip, licorice, yellow marigold, mallow, goji berries, guarana.
Sprint herbal blend: properties and benefits
The combination can increase energy and concentration, thanks to the synergy of the individual components. One of the elements known to make us more energetic and alert, against the stressful factors of everyday life, is guarana. It represents a natural tonic against physical and mental tiredness, which stimulates the metabolism and helps with weight balance.
Gurana is often used as an ingredient for energy drinks due to its stimulating effects, due to the content of guaranine (identical to caffeine), alkaloids and other compounds with beneficial effects on the energy and attention.
Often used to improve sports performance, in this herbal blend guarana gives a boost combined with another well-known fruit, goji berries. These berries contain healthy energy thanks to the nutrients and antioxidants present in their composition. They facilitate good energy levels, counteracting tiredness and stress. Another useful fruit in the sprint herbal mixture is rosehip, which is the fruit of the dog rose which gives natural energy with a supporting and restorative action.
To improve energy and cognitive well-being another element in the sprint herbal blend is licorice. Licorice root represents an adaptogenic ingredient, which can help the body react to stress by regulating certain functions. The element licorice helps increase cortisol and blood pressure levels, when they are low and contribute to low energy.
Spearmint is an additional factor in the blend, which gives a balsamic effect to invigorate. Contains a high percentage of antioxidant phenolic compounds. The aroma of mint helps improve mood and promotes concentration. Combined with mint, the nettle plant is also useful for increasing energy and daily sprint. Contains minerals and compounds that improve levels of folic acid and iron - along with the well-being of nails and hair.
Yellow marigold and mallow are also present in the mixture, to balance the stimulants with their emollient and soothing action.
The mix of plants and fruits contained in the infusion
The components of the energy blend are various, deriving from medicinal plants or fruits known for their properties.
Licorice or Glycyrrhiza glabra belongs to the Fabaceae family. It is a perennial plant native to south-west Asia and the Mediterranean area. It requires deep, fertile and moist soil to grow. Its roots give a sweet element, glycyrrhizin which is transformed into the well-known licorice.
The guarana plant is Paullinia cupana, an evergreen of the Sapindaceae family. It develops in humid tropical climates, up to 800 meters above sea level. The tree requires deep, well-drained and rich soil, preferring abundant rainfall. It has large leaves and clusters of flowers, and fruits that bear the famous guarana seeds.
Goji berries derive from the Lycium barbarum plant, belonging to the Solanaceae family. The Asian plant is drought resistant and easy to grow. It bears fruit, producing bright red-orange berries with a slightly acidic flavour.
The rosehip is the fruit of the dog rose, a perennial plant of the Rosaceae family. These are oval, fleshy false fruits, orange or red in color, which contain achenes - the true yellow-brown fruits.
Calendula arvensis differs from Calendula officinalis, and is found in the wild with a smaller, bright yellow flower.
Mint or Mentha is a perennial plant of the Lamiaceae family. It is widespread with different varieties, up to 24 species, all with similar herbal properties, including spearmint or mintgreen. Many hybrids of mint are renowned, mainly used for food.
Nettle (Urtica dioica) is a perennial plant of the Urticaceae family. It is widespread throughout the world, known for its leaves and stems with prickly hairs; the leaves are used for their herbal properties.
The Malva sylvestris plant is a herbaceous plant from the Malvaceae family. It is easily found growing spontaneously in bushes in all Mediterranean areas, up to 1300 m above sea level. Already sacred in ancient times, leaves and flowers are used in calming and soothing potions.
Nutritional values of the sprint herbal blend
This energy herbal tea mix contains various active ingredients such as energizers and antioxidants. Makes phenolic bioactive compounds, tannins, saponins available. Some important substances are the stimulating alkaloids of guarana or the glycyrrhizin of licorice; in addition to minerals (potassium, iron, zinc, selenium, etc.).
How to use the blend of energizing herbs in herbal tea The infusion is obtained by placing approximately 3-5 grams of the blend of sprint herbs, with water at 100 °C. Leave to infuse for 10 to 12 minutes before drinking the herbal tea. Add honey or sugar, if desired.
Sprint herbal blend: side effects and contraindications
Among energy herbal teas, this mixture does not have major contraindications but it must be kept in mind that it can interact with some drugs and cause other side effects. It is important to evaluate sensitivity to individual ingredients with possible allergies or intolerances. It is recommended to respect the recommended doses, to avoid diarrhea, nausea, headaches, rapid heartbeat. Due to the presence of caffeine and stimulant substances, which act on increasing heart rate and blood pressure, it is advisable to seek medical advice for those who suffer from cardiovascular disorders or take related medicines. The herbal tea is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women.