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10 Herbal Supplements to Boost Your Energy Levels
Swanson staff • July 12, 2022

10 Powerful Herbal Supplements to Boost Your Energy

Energy is often a top priority when thinking about health. After all, if your energy levels are low, it’s hard to accomplish everything on your task list, much less get out of bed in the morning!

Whether you’re looking for a solution to the afternoon slump, a boost before your workout or a way to perk yourself up for the entire day, there are a variety of herbal supplements to help support your energy levels.

Here are our top 10:

Herbal Supplements for Energy

1Korean Ginseng

Korean ginseng is a well-known herbal energizer. Ginseng is an adaptogen, meaning it helps you adapt to stressful situations without crashing. It’s a stimulant free way to promote sustained energy and a feeling of balance.1

2American Ginseng

Like Korean ginseng, American ginseng supports energy metabolism for increased energy, supports a healthy response to stress and may promote immune health.2 Not sure which type is right for you? Consider a combination formula that offers both forms of ginseng for optimal benefit.


Also known as Siberian Ginseng, this herb energizes the body and mind while fighting stress. It’s popular among professional athletes to gain endurance.3

4Suma Root

This Amazonian herb has been used for centuries for a variety of health benefits. Today, it is known as an adaptogen which may aid the body in responding to external stressors in a healthy manner.4


This botanical has been studied for its positive effects on energy levels and metabolism in addition to its possible benefits in the areas of heart health and weight management.5

6Green Tea

Popular for its potent antioxidant content, green tea also provides an energy boost due to caffeine. For those who don’t like drinking the tea, supplements are one option. But our tea-drinking customers love our organic matcha green tea!


A potent adaptogen, this herbal ally has long been used in Ayurvedic traditions to promote cognitive health, cardiovascular health and even improved joint health. 

8Gotu Kola

A subtle energizer that also supports memory and cognitive performance, gotu kola is popular around the world for its antioxidant and neuroprotective attributes.7

9Kola Nut

Also called cola nut, the active ingredient in this herb is caffeine. Kola nut is commonly used as a flavoring agent for food and beverages, but it may also support metabolism and energy production.8

10Rhodiola Rosea

Native to the colder regions of Asia and Europe, this herb has traditionally been used as an adaptogen to help the body respond to stress. It has also been used for its antioxidant properties and to help boost energy levels.9

Which Herb is Right for You?

There are seemingly as many herbal supplement options out there as there are health benefits to be gained from them. Why not consider which of these may be right for you? After all, we could all use a little extra energy!

Always erving our customers,

Your friends at Swanson

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


1. Adaptogenic Effects of Panax Ginseng. National Library of Medicine. Read source

2. American Ginseng. NutrientsRead source

3. Selected Herbals and Human Exercise Performance. American Journal of Clinical NutritionRead source

4. A Preliminary Review of Studies on Adaptogens. Chinese MedicineRead source

5. Effects of the Consumption of Guarana on Human Health. Comprehensive Reviews on Food Science and Food SafetyRead source

6. An Overview of Ashwagandha. African Journal of Traditional, Complimentary, and Alternative MedicineRead source

7. Gotu Kola. Advances in Food and Nutrition ResearchRead source

8. Kola Nut. Journal of the Royal Society of MedicineRead source

9. Rhodiola. National Center for Complimentary and Integrative HealthRead source