The use of sport supplements is hundreds of years old. The use of herbs to enhance performance and health dates back literally thousands of years in many cultures. While some people believe they are indispensable and others believe they are completely unneeded, it is hard to argue with test of hundreds if not thousands of years of historical use.

The simple fact is, as the world has progressed and more and more synthesized supplements have come out, scientific research has also proven the benefit of many herbs and the positive effects of natural anti-oxidants and energy enhancing herbs.

Some of the most widely used are available at any quality herbalist like Indigo Herbs where science and historically positive effects have created a cottage industry of great value to the health conscious.

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Acai Berry

The acai berry is grown in the Brazilian rain forests and has been used for well over a thousand years for a variety of things by native South American tribes. The Anti-Oxidant is one of the strongest available in any form and the increase in metabolism and fat burning ability is a proven fact. Any body builder that is interested in lean muscle mass or dieter working for maximum effect should consider it.

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Green Tea

This is the Asian submission into the anti-oxidant and metabolism increasing category. Originating in Japan centuries ago it is sometimes considered the original sports drink. While many different products fall under a vast heading of green teas – the original Green Tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. One of the difficulties in purchasing herbal supplements is the tendency to call other herbs a similar name based on description but without the same proven effects.

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Ginseng

Considered the oldest medicinal plant in the world with over 5000 years of documented use, the Asian origins were likely China but Korea and India have references to it in texts from thousands of years ago as well. If it has been agreed upon as beneficial by numerous cultures for thousands of years there is some validity to it. It is used for everything from improved memory and concentration to added strength and shorter muscle regeneration times for body builders (as well as a treatment for increased sexual prowess according to many).

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WheatGrass

Is sometimes called the herbal fountain of youth. The benefits to the digestive system are known fact as is the fact that improved digestive health and efficiency improves the immune system and enables you to get maximum benefit from your other foods.

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Bee Pollen

The original “super-Food”, bee pollen has a a huge range of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. The number of enzymes found in bee pollen reads like the shelves of a nutritional supplement store and provides all of them completely naturally and not synthesized chemically for best effect. May well be the original “daily vitamin”.

Bonus

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