Clear Energy by Garden of Life is an adaptogenic blend of “super tonic” herbs from around the world. Formulated by master herbalists to provide sustained, balanced energy and to invigorate the whole mind and body. Ground breaking research indicates that the ingredients can be used safely to promote mental clarity, improve athletic performance and increase libido. Unlike traditional “energy enhancing” herbal products, Clear Energy™ contains no stimulants of any kind. The herbs are rich in phytonutrients and have been used for thousands of years in China, Europe, and South America. Due to their tonic nature, these herbs can be safely consumed on a daily basis with no side effects.
Clear Energy™ utilizes the Poten-Zyme™ activation process to enhance bio-absorption and assimilation of the precious phytochemicals naturally occurring in these herbs. This formulation uses only the finest quality premium grade herbal ingredients available, many of which are wild crafted or woods grown rather than cultivated. The specially selected herbs in Clear Energy™ are 100% pesticide and herbicide free.
- Blend of 12 “Supertonic” Herbs
- 100% Pesticide and Herbicide Free
- Contains a broad array of Protective Phytochemicals
- May be used safely by men and women to enhance Mental, Physical and Sexual Performance
- No stimulants or addictive compounds such as Ephedra, Caffeine, Guarana or Ma Huang
- Formulated utilizing protrietary Poten-Zyme™ process for for increased Nutrient Bio-Availability
- Exclusive Ultra-Zorbe™ caplet delivery system
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What is an Adaptogen?
For thousands of years, people around the world have been using adaptogens to help their bodies deal with the effects of stress. The Chinese described adaptogens as “superior” plants that perform vital, supportive functions in the body, helping it adapt and remain healthy in unfavorable conditions. Ancient cultures revered adaptogenic herbs for their profound balancing properties. For more than 40 years, adaptogens have been scientifically proven in clinical and laboratory studies for their therapeutic value, safety and effectiveness. To be considered a true adaptogen, a plant must conform to the following criteria:
- It must be non-toxic and totally harmless to the body.
- It must allow the continued normal physiological functioning of the individual.
- The action it exerts must be nonspecific and should maintain normal body functions despite a wide range of onslaughts, stresses and traumas.
- It should normalize body functions irrespective of existing pathological conditions.
Some Key Ingredients in Clear Energy
Siberian Ginseng: A potent tonic herb that has developed a reputation as a premier supplement for its energy enhancing benefits and recuperative properties. Siberian Ginseng increases respiratory functions by helping the body to better utilize and assimilate oxygen. A long time favorite among Soviet athletes, it has the rare ability to improve both short term and long term energy.
American Ginseng: Known to enhance energy, adaptability, and heighten alertness, American Ginseng is a cooling herb highly regarded for its ability to increase endurance, replenish fluids and tonify the lungs.
Reishi: Called the “herb of good fortune”, Reishi has been used for centuries throughout Asia for its memory enhancing properties. This herb is believed to help calm the mind, strengthen the nerves, and sharpen concentration and focus. Reishi is commonly prescribed in Japan for memory loss and insomnia.
Cordyceps: One of the primary substances used in tonic herbalism for rejuvenation and as an anti-aging agent. Cordyceps is an extremely effective and powerful life-enhancing herb, ranking right up there with Ginseng. Cordyceps is used to strengthen the body and mind at a fundamental level. It is widely used to strengthen the primary kidney functions, which include sexual function, brain power, structural integrity and healing ability.
Astragalus: Traditionally heralded as “the great protector”, Astragalus is known for its amazing strengthening effects, particularly to the musculature. It is therefore greatly beneficial to those who are physically active and require abundant energy.
Codonopsis: Believed to have an action similar to Ginseng, yet milder, Codonopsis is extremely effective at relieving fatigue. Its blood-building quality makes it especially helpful for people who are weakened due to illness.
Schizandra: Used to sharpen concentration, improve memory, increase alertness and promote vigor, historically Schizandra has been held in very high favor by Chinese women for its beauty enhancing properties. Various tests have shown that moderate therapeutic doses can improve activities requiring concentration, fine coordination, sensitivity and endurance.
Polygonum: Maintains youthfulness and provides overall strength to the body, Polygonum has also been shown to strengthen tendons, ligaments, bones, and help prevent premature aging.
Lycium Fruit: Used for centuries as a longevity herb, Lycium Fruit is further believed to fortify the immune system against disease, and provide sustained energy.
Licorice: The most commonly used herb in Chinese herbalism, Licorice helps to increase vital energy, build strong muscle tissue and is often used as a detoxifier to cleanse the blood and liver.
Rhodiola Rosea: According to noted plant biochemist Dr. Zakir Ramazanov, “Rhodiola rosea is a much more powerful anti-stress, positive mood and memory enhancing compound than other phyto-medicines, including St. John’s wort, Ginkgo biloba, and Panax ginseng. Dr. L. Utkin, Russian botanist and nutritionist, performed some of the first research on Rhodiola, demonstrating the plant’s ability to enhance physical endurance and increase sexual performance.
Maca: Also known as “Peruvian Ginseng” in South America, Maca is rapidly gaining attention in the United States for its success in supporting energy, stamina, libido and for its hormone balancing effects in both men and women. In traditional Andean culture, Maca is used for male impotence, menopausal symptoms, menstrual disorders and as an aphrodisiac. In Incan society, Maca was used like ginseng, to impart “kalpa”, or strength. It acts as an energizer and anti-stress agent.
Supplement Fact Sheet
Clear Energy™ The Super Tonic
I remember quite well the first day that I took the Clear Energy™ formula from Garden of Life. I remember the feeling was one of being energized-with good clean fuel. And clear-was my mind ever clear!
I’ll never forget those first few days when I used Clear Energy™. So many of us (myself sometimes included) resort to coffee, tea or ephedra- or guarana-based stimulant formulas for our energy needs.
We are apparently one of the few publications remaining in America today that doesn’t get down on people who imbibe coffee (though in excess it may raise blood pressure), and that supports responsible use of ephedra-based formulations. These all have their place and can be a beneficial or pleasurable part of a healthy lifestyle.
But let’s face it. It’s also neat when we get our energy from ultra clean sources, too-sources that help our body adapt to daily stressors.
Clear Energy™ is ultraclean. Its ability to deliver sustained energy is derived from its blend of more than 10 traditional herbal adaptogens.
What is an adaptogen? The response of the body’s stress system-what we might call “reactivity”-depends on adaptation-the capacity of the organism (or a cell) to protect itself from stressors. In other words, adaptogens increase the capacity of the body’s stress systems to respond to external signals without incurring long-term damage. The reactivity of host defense systems is maintained and damaging effects of various stressors decreased. Herbs with such qualities are important to protecting the body from stress and delivering us from the vagaries of stress-related exhaustion. Because much of our lack of energy today is stress-related, we also see that adaptogens promote a more energetic, clearer thinking you.
Clear Energy™ in Action
One of the up and coming adaptogens found in Clear Energy™ but that hardly anyone has heard of yet is called Rhodiola rosea. Though well known in Russia, its recognition in America is limited.
Writing in Alternative Medicine Reviews, an expert notes Rhodiola rosea is a popular plant in traditional medical systems in Eastern Europe and Asia with a reputation for stimulating the nervous system, decreasing depression, enhancing work performance, eliminating fatigue, and preventing high altitude sickness.
Rhodiola rosea has been categorized as an adaptogen by Russian researchers due to its observed ability to increase resistance to a variety of chemical, biological, and physical stressors. Its claimed benefits include antidepressant, anticancer, cardioprotective, and central nervous system enhancement.
Research also indicates great utility in asthenic conditions (decline in work performance, sleep difficulties, poor appetite, irritability, hypertension, headaches, and fatigue) developing subsequent to intense physical or intellectual strain. The adaptogenic, cardiopulmonary protective, and central nervous system activities of Rhodiola rosea have been attributed primarily to its ability to influence brain levels and activity of monoamines and opioid peptides such as beta-endorphins.
Here’s what Rhodiola rosea can do for you-this from a double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the April 2000 issue of prestigious Phytomedicine. The objective of the researchers from the Volgograd Medical Academy, Russia, was to investigate the stimulating and normalizing effect of the adaptogen on students during a stressful examination period. The active herbal extract and placebo were taken for 20 days by the students during such an examination period. The physical and mental performance were assessed before and after the period, based on objective as well as on subjective evaluation. The most significant improvement in the active group was seen in physical fitness, mental fatigue and neuromotor tests. The self-assessment of the general well-being was also significantly better in the active group.
A Prescription for Healthy Living
Besides Rhodiola rosea, Clear Energy™ also contains noted anti-stress adaptogens such as Siberian ginseng, American ginseng, Cordyceps sinensis, reishi, and others. We’ll tell you about them all in due time. But for now, it is important to get the big picture. All of these herbs-combined with the Poten-Zyme™ fermentation process-work together as a super tonic. Take note of Clear Energy™. It’s a great formula.
The more you think about it, the more you will see the wisdom in utilization of such adaptogenic herbs. Dr. David Williams, author of Alternatives newsletter, recently wrote an article called, “Make Yourself Tough to Kill. How to make yourself so resistant to disease, illness, and discomfort you may never need another doctor!” Well, we all want to be as strong and resistant to disease for as long as possible. That’s the way the game of life is played.
Clear Energy™ can help. It strengthens so many areas of the body, increasing resistance to everyday stressors that can lead to premature morbidity and mortality.
Is Clear Energy safe?
Absolutely. Unlike traditional energy-enhancing herbal products, the Clear Energy formula does not contain stimulants of any kind. The tonic nature of the herbs in Clear Energy allows them to be safely consumed on a daily basis without side effects.
What makes Clear Energy formula better than other energy formulas?
While most energy formulas focus on providing energy for the body, our Clear Energy formula is designed to invigorate both the body and the mind. It is made without stimulants and addictive chemicals common to other energy formulas. In addition, the powerful adaptongenic herbs included in the formula are uniquely effective due to our proprietary Poten-Zyme process, which allows for greater nutrient bio-availability.
Kelly, G.S. “Rhodiola rosea: a possible plant adaptogen.” Altern Med Rev, 2001;6(3):293-302.
Spasov, A.A., et al. “A double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of the stimulating and adaptogenic effect of Rhodiola rosea SHR-5 extract on the fatigue of students caused by stress during an examination period with a repeated low-dose regimen.” Phytomedicine, 2000;7(2):85-89.