These Natural Energy Boosters Are the Cure for a Midday Slump


With daylight saving time fast approaching—and darkness settling in earlier with each passing week—suddenly even the most ardent worker bees can struggle to make it from nine to five without multiple cups of coffee. Luckily, though, wellness-minded labels are brewing a crop of all-natural alternatives that jump-start any midday slump.

Take it from CAP cofounder Cindy DiPrima Morisse, who’s quick to note “that afternoon cup is so universal whether it’s an espresso or a tea or even a candy bar.” Which is why, this month, the beauty boutique launched 4PM: a time-stamped adaptogen that comes blended with focus-sharpening Rhodiola root. “We’re such believers in crowding out and replacing something you’re doing with something else that’s more helpful and you can look forward to.”

Equally enticing (not to mention visually appealing) solutions arrive on desks by way of The Nue Co.’s Power Up—a Brazilian guarana and maca root formula that delivers a caffeine hit without causing a crash—and Cleban, whose new California-crafted Electra Tincture combines stimulating eleuthero root, cognitive-boosting lion’s mane mushroom, and restorative sage for a tastebud-pleasing addition to water.

But rest assured, indigestibles aren’t the only name in the game: Slip on a ylang-ylang and peppermint-scented aromatherapeutic skin patch; or stash de Mamiel’s zesty lemon myrtle and eucalyptus-laced inhalation essence in your pocket for a pick-me-up between meetings. Both provide an awakening jolt—and one that’s sure to clear up any mental fog. Below, five energizing products to help you get through your day.

Cleban Electra Mist & Tincture Set, $68 Available at on November 1
CAP Beauty Herbal Supplement 4PM, $68
De Mamiel Altitude Oil, $44
The Nue Co. Power Up, $50
Natural Patches of Vermont Enhanced Mental Focus and Energy Formula Essential Oil Patch, $20


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