You may have heard of it as the “college study drug.” Popular amongst students at university, the prescription medication is often used during final exams season for all-nighters at the library, or cram sessions with classmates. It’s not uncommon to see entire cohorts taking the tablet to focus more intensely on their studies, especially when the coffee wears thin.
But then there are also natural energy boosters. So what’s the difference between Adderall and these? What should you know when you’re deciding between the two as a deadline approaches? What’s the smartest move for you?
In this post, we’ll explore everything you need to know about Adderall and natural energy boosters so you can make an informed choice when it comes to harnessing your full potential.
Let’s start with Adderall.
Adderall is a medication that one can get prescribed by a doctor if they show signs of lack of attentiveness, or the ability to concentrate. It’s often available at most pharmacies, but a person needs to show a doctor’s note stating the need to take the tablet, and the proper dosage. It is most commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or narcolepsy but has become a more universally accepted drug in recent years.
Adderall is a combination of two things: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. The chemicals work at stimulating your central nervous system, which then causes you to pay attention more easily. Hence why students love it: it eliminates distractions, and places all of your efforts on a single target (which, in this case, is probably that essay that’s due at midnight).
Adderall comes in doses of 5 to 30 milligrams. Tablets are often consumed once or twice a day.
Unfortunately, yes. Adderall is linked to feelings of nervousness, a loss of quality sleep, and appetite. And all three of those symptoms correlate with a deflated performance overall: you need to be stress-free for energy’s sake; you need quality sleep for your physical and mental state (as we’ve discussed in another blog post); and, of course, you need to be eating a well-balanced diet to get the vitamins and minerals that keep you going.
That is why Adderall is often viewed as a short-term boost, not long-term: it gives you a major focus now but has larger effects that may be harder to shake off in the future. Furthermore, Adderall has been shown to be addictive and dependence-forming. As a result, it is said that individuals with past histories of substance abuse should refrain from taking Adderall.
Now, let’s move onto natural energy boosters.
Natural energy boosters are often capsules containing supplements that have been scientifically proven to improve performance and focus. Unlike Adderall, they usually do not contain any chemicals and are readily available for purchase at any pharmacy or online without the prerequisite of a doctor’s note.
As mentioned, natural energy boosters are made of… well, natural ingredients. Take our natural energy booster, for example, FuelEZ. It’s made of things like guaraná from Brazil, which is in the caffeine family; L-tyrosine, an amino acid that is good for the brain; vitamin B12; and green coffee bean extract, which aids in metabolism while providing more energy. (Sort of like coffee.) We are wholly committed to transparency about what these ingredients are, and what they can do for you. Especially since they didn’t come from a lab.
Like many other natural energy boosters, FuelEZ comes in capsule form, and is taken once a day. We recommend the beginning of it.
Luckily, no. Because it’s only using natural ingredients, most natural energy boosters like FuelEZ deliver on sustained hours of energy and clarity without a major crash or lasting impact. Your appetite will be controlled, but that is meant to keep you away from sweets, which do produce crashes. And you’ll get that much-needed boost to push you through the work day.
Now that you’ve seen the attributes of both Adderall and natural energy boosters, it’s up to you to decide what it is you’re looking for in a product. But in the end, your goal should be simple: you’re craving something that will help deliver the performance and stamina to knock that presentation out of the park to your boss; smash out the project you’ve been working on for weeks once and for all; or make it through that last week before the end of the quarter without any hiccups or disruptions.
Whatever it may be, you’re going to need energy. So why not give your body what it needs?
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