Natural Energy Boosters: Turkey Tail, Turmeric & More

| Modified on Feb 20, 2024
Turkey Tail

In our fast-paced world, maintaining high energy levels can be challenging. With stress, poor diet, and lack of exercise contributing to fatigue, many are turning to natural remedies to boost their vitality. These remedies, rooted in centuries-old wisdom, offer a gentle yet effective way to enhance energy without the side effects associated with pharmaceuticals. Below, we explore various natural methods to rejuvenate your body and mind, culminating with the potent benefits of turmeric, ginger root, and blackstrap molasses.

Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a multifaceted home remedy with a long history of use for various health issues, including low energy. Its high acetic acid content is believed to help stabilize blood sugar levels, preventing the spikes and crashes that can lead to feelings of fatigue. Moreover, ACV supports digestion and enhances nutrient absorption, ensuring that your body gets the fuel it needs to maintain energy throughout the day. Incorporating a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into your daily routine, diluted in water or as a salad dressing, can be an easy and effective way to uplift your energy levels naturally.

Turkey Tail Mushroom

The Turkey Tail mushroom (Trametes versicolor) is renowned for its remarkable health benefits, particularly for its immune-boosting properties. Rich in polysaccharopeptides, PSP, and PSK, it enhances immune function, which is crucial for maintaining energy levels by fighting off infections that can lead to fatigue. As a source of antioxidants, Turkey Tail protects cells from damage and supports overall health. Incorporating this mushroom into your wellness routine through supplements or teas offers a natural way to bolster energy and vitality.

Stay Hydrated

Dehydration can lead to fatigue, impacting oxygen flow to the brain and causes your heart to work harder. Drinking adequate water throughout the day can significantly enhance your energy levels.

Prioritize Sleep

Quality sleep is foundational to energy levels. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night to allow your body to repair and recharge.

Exercise Regularly

Exercise boosts energy by increasing endorphin levels, improving sleep, and reducing stress. Even moderate physical activity, like a daily walk, can make a significant difference.

Eat Energy-Boosting Foods

Incorporate whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats, and plenty of fruits and vegetables into your diet. These foods provide sustained energy by stabilizing blood sugar levels.

Manage Stress

Stress is a major energy drainer. Techniques such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing, or engaging in hobbies can help reduce stress levels.

Limit Caffeine and Sugar

While they offer a quick energy boost, caffeine and sugar can lead to crashes. Opt for sustained energy sources that don't spike your blood sugar.

Try Adaptogenic Herbs

Adaptogens, like Ashwagandha and Rhodiola Rosea, help your body adapt to stress and can boost energy levels and mental clarity.

Supplement with Vitamin B12

B12 is crucial for energy production. A deficiency can lead to fatigue. Consider a B12 supplement, especially if you're vegan or vegetarian.


A bright yellow spice, turmeric is not just for adding flavor to your dishes. It contains curcumin, a compound with powerful anti-inflammatory properties that help diminish physical exhaustion. Turmeric's antioxidant, anti-viral, and digestive aid properties make it a comprehensive health booster, tackling multiple facets of well-being.

Ginger Root

Ginger root is renowned for its intense anti-inflammatory properties, addressing low energy at the cellular level. It is packed with more than twelve different antioxidants, eliminating fatigue-causing toxins and chemicals from the body. Additionally, ginger is rich in nutrients, including protein, calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin C, and various other vitamins and minerals, making it a powerhouse for combating fatigue.

Blackstrap Molasses

The byproduct of sugar refinement, blackstrap molasses, is a nutrient-dense syrup. Unlike its lighter counterparts, it is rich in iron, manganese, and copper, essential minerals for energy production. Its unique composition allows for quick conversion into energy, serving as an excellent dietary supplement for those needing a natural energy boost. With its bittersweet taste reminiscent of gingerbread, blackstrap molasses is a healthful addition to your diet and a delightful one.

Incorporating these natural remedies into your daily routine can help you achieve and maintain high energy levels naturally. From staying hydrated and getting enough sleep to adding turmeric, ginger root, and blackstrap molasses to your diet, these strategies can help you lead a more vibrant, energetic life.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Michael (Rochester, NY ) on 03/23/2022

ACV works for me. Seems to make me feel lighter and help with my overall mood and energy levels.

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Posted by Nic' Harris (Independence Mo) on 04/20/2017

I am starting to drink the ACV again just yesterday and I notice a very big difference in my stomach and my energy level has gone up. I'm going to post again in 2 weeks to update you on if I am feeling the same. Thanks for watching.

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Posted by Teilyn (Oliver Springs, Tn, Usa) on 02/12/2013

I tried ACV for the first time yesterday. I had heard about it years ago and thought "geez, vinegar, people are crazy. " As the years went by, health problems occurred. I felt very blah everyday. I became very sad and depressed and just chalked it up as part of getting older. I figured that with a heart condition, high blood pressure, Interstitial cystitis, ovarian and breast cysts, that I was just supposed to feel this way. I came down with a bad viral that came on suddenly a few days ago. I felt like every condition I had, had tripled and my body was going to just give up. I was so desperate. I went to the DR. But since it was a viral, he couldn't do anything except to advise me to wait it out and drink plenty of liquid. It didn't help. I decided to try the ACV after remembering it when I stumbled across your site yesterday. I had ONE dose of it and felt 70% better within the hour. I cried. I really and truly cried, because I realized that all of a sudden. I REALLY felt better. I, just for some reason, felt happy (I didn't know that was a real feeling anymore). I felt less achy and my body (especially my bladder) felt SO much better. Today I have had more of the ACV and I have been bouncing around and feeling so cheerful and just giddy. My husband has been staring at me, (wondering if I have finally lost it probably), but he has been so happy to be able to cut up with me like we used to when we were younger. I really think this site and ACV saved my life. I really had given up and was just waiting for my time. I truly was as sad as that is to say. I had set into a frame of mind and that was that. I am SO happy that I was WRONG! Bless your site and bless all of you!

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Posted by Chris (Los Angeles, California) on 04/29/2009

I've been drinking apple cider vinegar daily for three years. I mix 2 tablespoons of acv and a pinch of stevia powder in a tall mug with distilled water. I use the stevia because I don't want to add more sugar to my diet and I find stevia to be an excellent natural sweetener. I drink this every morning and I don't mind the taste at all. I've had more energy since I began drinking this tonic, and I've also had fewer colds. Before acv, I thought my low energy was just normal and I always envied people who had a lot of energy. But after a month of drinking acv everyday, I started to feel, well, brighter, and more full of life. Even my moodiness evened out, and I began to feel happier for no apparent reason other than that I was drinking acv. I now know that the low energy I was feeling before was not normal at all. Whatever skeptical people may say, I absolutely stand behind my acv tonic, and I can honestly say that it's given me new life. I'm so glad to have stumbled onto it. It's changed my life!

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Posted by Max Nass (New York, NY) on 01/26/2009

I have been using ACV for about 2 weeks. I use to need naps all the time after work. My energy level is very high now. Tried different pills, wheat grass, etc. Nothing worked. ACV works. I take 2 tblspoons 3 x a day in 8 ounces of water. I either take it with a meal, before or after. Doesn't matter. Great energy. I drink it with a straw to prevent enamel decay-then rinse with water. I love it. I want to thank you people on this site. You are a Godsend.

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Posted by Latoya (Bronx, NY) on 01/16/2009

After reading so many YEAS on EC about the overall benefits of ACV, I tried it (and made my family try it too). I put about a tablespoon in herbal tea with honey. It definitely increased my energy just that one time, but I actually got very uncomfortable heartburn afterward. I'm not sure if it was because of the tea or the ACV or the combination.

Replied by Kaybe
(Bristol, TN)

go to the "remedies" section and there is a tremendous amount about ACV. It generally needs to be taken with Baking Soda (2 TBL vinegar, 1/4 - 1/2 baking soda). This mixture will react and after the reaction, add 1/2 glass water. Read all the comments though...very informative.

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Posted by Sandy (Henderson, NV) on 09/08/2008

Wow...I've noticed a big increase in my energy since taking ACV for a month. My mother used to use it years ago and I simply forgot about how great it is. I also have been slowly losing weight too. If you can't stand taking it in water, try V8 juice or tomato juice..very good. Thanks Earthclinic!

Replied by Renee
(Grand Forks, ND)

I was glad to hear you mention adding the ACV to V8 or tomato juice. This is how I take it. The flavor is not altered by much so it goes down easy. It works best for me with food.

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Posted by Nadia (Shenzhen, China) on 05/24/2008

I started taking ACV for 3 weeks about 3 months ago without baking soda and it was fantastic, cleaned my whole system, having lots of energy, no pain, weight loss and etc. I am taking AVC+Baking soda now but it seems I don't get the same result as before, am I doing anything wrong here?????. However I recommend it to EVERYONE to please try it for at least 2 weeks , 3 times a day. 2 TBS in a cup of water upon rising, mid morning and mid afternoon. I thank Earth clinic for this site.

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Posted by Maggie (Sanford, Florida) on 04/29/2008

I read about using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for relief from a vaginal/bladder infection on this site. Since I only have major catastrophic medical insurance, paying out of pocket for a doctor's visit was something I wanted to avoid. I had tried 2 rounds of an over the counter treatment, and still had the infection. Therefore, I tried to drink the 2 tsp / 8 oz water with honey mix that was talked about on this site. Yet, I couldn't get past the first few sips. It was so gross tasting to me!!! So instead, I grabbed a tall drinking shot glass, mixed my 2 tsp of ACV with a little water and some honey and took it in drinking shot form - chased (followed) by a glass of water. Much easier! About 2 hours later, the shakey weird burning urge to pee pain of the infection was really dumbed down - I was so amazed how quickly it worked! I continued this treatment 2 times a day (one right before bed), and my infection is now completely gone three days later. However, I'm not about to stop taking this mix each day. The other benefits of the ACV mix are amazing. My energy levels are really good, my mood is good (I have been depressed lately) and I've had some really great hair days since it is so healthy and soft feeling. Even my skin is softer without blemishes. I've been on this mix for 2 weeks, lost 3 lbs without doing a thing too. For anyone thinking about trying this, you can't lose. It is natural, and just trying it for a few days was all I needed to be hooked for life. I only do my shot once a day now, since the infection is gone. Overall, I wanted to write to let you know a new way to take your ACV that works for me in case you also can't stand drinking it down. Possibly try it in a drinking shot glass with less water, but just be sure to have that water chaser afterwards so your throat and tooth enamel aren't hurt by the more potent levels of the ACV in your mouth. Typically a shot doesn't reside on your teeth anyway, so it possibly could even be a better way to take it. I'm not sure, but it definitely works for me. Good luck!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Hank (Charleroi, PA) on 03/29/2008

feeling out of sorts, i had heard of the acv remedy and decided to start a habit. about a shot of vinegar in water and see if anything changed. Apple cider and Red Wine Vinegar both had a refreshing effect. Greater vitality and breathing came easier.

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Posted by Beryl (London, England) on 03/07/2008

One of your contributors said that she had lost weight by taking the herb Fenugreek. I tried it for five days and couldn't stop eating and found that I'd put four pounds on in five days. And when I looked up Fenugreek I discovered that it is an appetite stimulant. So other readers please be aware.

I'm not questioning what the contributor said, because I think that we all react differently to what we intake. That was her experience and it rests there.

I recently went on holiday to China and Japan, and when I arrived back was struck with an overwhelming tiredness, and every bone in my body ached. Was it jet lag, I wondered, but the symptoms still continued, so I starting taking Apple Cider Vinegar, Maple Syrup, lemon juice, bi carb, and a dash of cayenne pepper. Within a couple of days I'd started to feel well again, and so have continued with this mixture, and I am amazed at the way it has increased my energy and well being.

However, I'm sorry to report there's been no weight loss!! Thanks for your web site. I do enjoy it!

Replied by Roro
(Al Ain, UAE)

Hi ! I have to comment and say that what happened to you is not strange since the herb Fenugreek is used to increase appetite and put on more weight for those who are underweight. Regards..

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Posted by Nick (Halifax, NS, Canada) on 12/26/2007

I am 21 and have been taking ACV for about a month now and I have noticed a increase in energy especially after I take it. Most of all it made my allergies and fluid build up (around throat and sinus) almost disapper. I swig oragnic pure ACV (with mother) strait from the bottle. I try to ingest only a tablespoon each time. Then rinse my mouth with water (to protect teeth) then drink a big glass of water. I try to do it twice daily. My bother asked my if I had any cough drops when he was at my house not long ago and I said no but you can try some of this ACV. He tryed a little swig and he said it instanly took his sore thoat away. It makes your senses almost come alive, it's the real deal.

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Posted by Kimberly (Mineral, VA, USA) on 10/08/2007

Hello, I've been using the ACV & Baking Soda since June and have been very please with the results. I went from having NO energy, chronic general joint pain all over, excessive weight and acid reflux to feeling about 75% better with a lot more energy, NO chronic general pain and I have lost 20lbs to date and although my acid reflux isn't gone, at least when it flairs up even with meds, I can now get it under control.? I have about 60lbs I would like to still loose.? I would like to stop taking my medication for acid reflux, but I think I need to loose some more weight to.? I think that in conjunction with the ACV and baking soda would do the trick.? I am also on blood pressure medication and would like to see what happens with that to.? I have seen a decrease in my blood pressure since starting the ACV.? It will be interesting to see if my dr removes me for this medication to.? The one thing I was really hoping for with the ACV and baking soda that I haven't seen an improvement in yet is a reduction in my chronic back pain and pinched nerve.? I still have to take something for these two when they flair up.? I have scoliosis and I guess this will be something I will have to address differently.? However, if anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to post or e-mail me.? Over all I am very very please with the results I've had with the ACV and baking soda.? Thanks!

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Posted by Anya (Phoenix, Arizona) on 08/18/2007

I am now a firm believer of the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. For the past 6 months I have been suffering from extreme fatigue, and do not know why. I've been to many doctors and not one can tell me why. I think I have it narrowed down to either chronic fatigue syndrome, valley fever or an allergy. I started taking ACV on a regular basis (3T per day) for the past 2 week. I can't even explain how much better I has given me my life back after 6 months of suffering. I still do not know what exactly is causing the fatigue, but I no longer have it! I would recommend this to everyone! I feel great, no more brain fog, fatigue, sore throat and my headaches are GONE. I finally feel normal again!

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Iodine

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Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) 391 posts

If your body is of low energy level, then an ACV and bicarbonate would do. In fact this issue becomes quite common in U.S. on low energy level, which is why ACV remains most popular so far. The problems often occurs when ACV is alone. The correct way of taking it is to use ACV and plenty of baking soda.

It also is indicative of subnormal levels of iodine that the body. Often in my opinion, a decolorized form of iodine is better then a povidone iodine. While I have not yet gotten a chance to measure the U.S. form of decolorized form of Iodine (I make my own), the ORP of decolorized form of iodine is often better and less acid forming than a non-decolorized form of iodine. But this is just a theory of mine as well as the advantages of non-staining.

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