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I am in the process of giving up caffeine. So far it has been pretty painless, except I have noticed that some mornings or days I am more tired. Since I can no longer remedy that with coffee, what are some alternatives? I'm looking for both general supplements (like B vitamins?) for overall energy, as well as pick-me-ups for the morning or the afternoon slump. By the way I mean no caffeine at all, so even if it's tea or herbal yet contains caffeine, I can't have it. It has to be absolutely caffeine free. Any ideas?

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I drink peppermint tea with a little milk. I find that if I just drink something warm in the mornings it wakes me. Good job not taking in any caffeine .....I just love chocolate so much!

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Coffee has three stimulants in it, so even decaf coffee gives me a pick-me-up.  Too much caffeine (two cups of coffee in two days) gives me a migraine.


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I find a b12 under the tongue liquid when I'm slumping is like crack. I get perked right up w-in 15m of taking it.

 

Also agree with the peppermint tea and lemon teas. Peppermint is suppose to soothe but I find it perks me up.

 

A tall glass of cool water with an apple w almond butter

 

A green smoothie with kiwi

 

Just stepping out side and breathing in deep

 

I've heard oat straw extract helps too
 


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Thanks for the ideas. I have been using a B complex vitamin, as well as a multivitamin "energy" formula. So far so good!


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