A hidden epidemic of chronic fatigue is sweeping the UK, leaving millions of people struggling to get through their daily life easily.
The constant round of work, family and social lives, along with long commuting and poor nutrition, all conspire to push energy levels lower and lower over time. All too often poor diets and a lack of time to eat properly mean this energy gap is plugged with sugary snacks or caffeinated drinks for a short-term fix – but with long-term health and wellbeing risks.
However, there is another way to boost energy levels safely and gradually, working with the body to gently help increase alertness and vitality. Red Kooga Natural Energy Release combines top-quality natural ingredients, backed by research, to boost energy and wellbeing and ward off fatigue.
There’s no doubt that the modern lifestyle can take a heavy toll on health, leaving both body and mind exhausted. As well as intensive work and family commitments, commuting has become a significant issue, with extended journey times having a recognised impact on health, happiness and wellbeing. Studies show the average commuter in the UK spends about 54 minutes per day travelling. But for all too many, travel times can be far longer.
DID YOU KNOW? There has been a surge in ‘super commuters’ who travel for more than three hours a day.
Commuter health miseries
Research by Swedish scientists has linked commuting to a host of serious health issues, including poor sleep, stress, exhaustion, feeling unwell and sick absence. The length of journey also appears to relate to how fed up we feel. ONS (Office for National Statistics) data shows that those with commuting times of 61-90 minutes daily are hit hardest in terms of wellbeing. Women are more likely to tire of commuting, due to others responsibilities in their home life. Other studies have linked longer commutes with increased visits to the GP , with “tired all the time” (TATT) being one of the most common complaints reported by GP surgeries.
Long and arduous commutes can place heavy demands on mental and physical health, and all too often leave little time for proper self-care or a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of home-cooked food and fresh fruit and veg.
Lacking energy? Government nutrition data reveals nutrient gaps, a cause behind zapped energy levels
The UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey of adults aged 19 to 64 reveals that many are falling short of key vitamins and minerals – below the Lower Reference Nutrient Intake (LRNI), which is the minimum needed for health and well-being, because of poor diets.
- 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men were below the LRNI for selenium.
- 1 in 4 women were below the LRNI for iron.
- 1 in 10 women were below the LRNIs for magnesium and iodine.
- 1 in 10 men were below the LRNIs for vitamin A and magnesium.
- 1 in 20 men were below the LRNIs for calcium, iodine and zinc.
Along with these deficiencies, there is an increased trend of filling up on snacks, with these even replacing basic meals for some people. In addition, commuting often leads to greater exposure to shops and retail food environments where snacks, sweets and convenience foods are easily bought.
The National Diet and Nutrition Survey found that the average male and female Briton drinks 169ml and 96ml of sugar-sweetened soft drinks daily, respectively. However, sugar-loaded food and drink can have serious health consequences, including weight gain, tooth decay and an increased risk of diabetes, as well as fluctuating energy levels. There is also some evidence to suggest that energy drinks and caffeine use can lead to sleep issues in the longer term.
In a survey of 2,000 UK adults aged 20-50, years for Red Kooga, coffee (46%), sugar (36%) and energy drinks (24%) were top of the mind when thinking about boosting energy. Respondents also noted negative effects of taking such stimulants such as sudden heart palpitations (59%), physical shakes (40%) and feeling dizzy and lightheaded (30%).
Dr Emma Derbyshire, registered nutritionist and regular commuter says: “Travelling long commutes can wear the best of us down – we’re exposed to coughs, colds and flu bugs so our energy levels and immune systems need to be in top form. Whilst energy drinks and caffeinated products tend to be used to combat tired and fatigue, these could in fact be spiralling the problem even further by adversely affecting sleeping patterns.”
Dr Derbyshire adds: “The nutritional shortfalls that are apparent in the UK may also have their own separate effects of our energy levels. For example, one-quarter of women have low iron intakes, with iron known to contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
“There is a way to break the cycle of exhaustion and quick-fix sugary or caffeine-ladened snacks and drinks are not the answer. There are now natural health revitalisation products available on the market such as Red Kooga, that can play a pivotal role in helping to boost energy levels, without providing excess sugar or caffeine.
“Red Kooga Natural Energy Release combines top-quality Panax Ginseng with the guarana herb to provide a gentle way to boost sharpness and alertness. Ginseng, a perennial plant belonging to the Panax genus of the Araliaceae family, has been used in China, Japan and Korea as a traditional herbal medicine for thousands of years. Panax Ginseng contains signature ginsenosides – plant chemicals (phytochemicals) that have a wide variety of pharmacological effects. Now, more than 50 different ginsenosides have been isolated from the Panax ginseng root (white and red ginsengs).
“Reported benefits include anti-fatigue, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-obesity and anti-tumour effects. Red Panax Ginseng has potent antioxidant activities which may help to prevent oxidative-stress linked to many chronic diseases. Alongside this, there is some evidence to suggest that ginsenosides may have a role to play in the treatment of flu viruses. It is thought that these powerful compounds may be able to attach to viral proteins, rendering them less active. A recent murine study also found that Panax ginseng helped to reduce parameters of fatigue experienced with exercise.”
In summary, Dr Derbyshire notes: “We are clearly a nation that is feeling tired and exhausted with the pace of life. This has led to a demand for energy solutions, such as energy drinks and caffeinated products. However, natural revitalisation products such as Red Kooga, are better and a healthier way forward.”
- https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/551352/NDNS_Y5_6_UK_Main_Text.pdf pp. 18-19.
- https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/551352/NDNS_Y5_6_UK_Main_Text.pdf pp.13-16.
- One Poll survey for Red Kooga, 2016. Data on file. Red Kooga is a leading natural remedy which helps promote vitality, energy and mental alertness.
RED KOOGA – FAST FACTS
Red Kooga Natural Energy Release – helps provide the mind and body with a bit more oomph when slowing down isn’t an option. It is formulated with Panax Ginseng to help promote vitality and maintain mental alertness. It also contains the guarana herb which provides a natural source of a plant containing caffeine to provide a gentle way to help you feel sharp and alert, and the recommended daily allowance of B complex vitamins to help maintain a healthy nervous system and release energy from food. RSP £7.14
Red Kooga Korean Ginseng & Ginkgo Biloba – is formulated with ginseng to help promote mental alertness and combines Gingko Biloba to improve blood circulation to the extremities. RSP £9.69
Red Kooga Korean Ginseng Tablets – helps promote vitality and maintains mental alertness. It also contains a guaranteed level of active compounds ensuring the Ginseng works at its optimum level. RSP £6.63
Red Kooga Korean Ginseng Multivitamins & Minerals – is formulated to help promote mental alertness with the added benefit of multivitamins and minerals from A to Zinc to help maintain health and vitality. RSP £4.07
Each product also has guaranteed levels of ginsenosides, no artificial flavours or preservatives, are suitable for vegetarians or vegans and are sugar-free and gluten-free.