Just a few months ago, my level of exhaustion was at an all-time high. Between juggling virtual learning with my kids, peak season for ShiftCon, maintaining a house, husband, dog, and just life in general – the word “busy” was the understatement of the year!
I understood the importance of self-care, but on most days, it was just not a realistic option and was completely left out of the equation. But I’d be lying if I said it did not take a huge toll on my body. I started having trouble focusing on my work; I felt tired all throughout the day; and mostly, I just didn’t feel as healthy and strong as I needed be to do all of the things I needed to accomplish.
A former colleague of mine introduced me to a dietary supplement called Encour. Naturally, I had tons of questions about what it was, how it worked and what I could expect after trying it. So here’s what I learned:
What is Encour?
Encour is a vegan, non-GMO supplement that contains 100% German creatine. Basically, creatine is a naturally-occurring substance that transports energy throughout the cells in your body, powers activity in your muscles, brain and every major organ. Apparently, as you get older, your available creatine decreases (oh the joys of aging!), so it’s necessary to replenish this with a supplement like Encour.
What I appreciated about Encour in particular is that it also contains Vitamin C, which, of course, is essential to strengthening my immune system (critical stuff at a time like this!). There have been tons of studies done on all of this and since the science behind it definitely made sense, I felt comfortable giving it a try.
Benefits of Encour
So I’ve shared how Encour helps to replenish and maintain the essential creatine needed to restore natural energy to your brain and body and helps boost your immunity with Vitamin C, but here are a few more benefits to the product:
- Supports cognitive function while aging normally
- May help manage blood sugar levels within a normal range
- Helps support a healthy immune system
- Supports heart health
- Supports brain and mental health
- May be effective in preserving muscle while dieting
How Encour Works
Encour comes as an easy to use powder, pre-measured in PowerSticks™. Simply add the packet to your water or juice, shake/stir, and enjoy. You have your choice of lemon flavor or kiwi-strawberry, but I’m a bigger fan of the lemon because I love the tangy taste. You want to drink it daily for best results.
Although I was told that Encour wouldn’t produce results right away like shot of expresso, I must say, I started to feel a sense of, let’s say – relief – immediately after I started taking it. I finally felt as though I had taken back some control of my health. By just taking a couple of minutes each day to take Encour, I replenish some of the nutrients my body so desperately needed.
Within about 3 weeks, I could definitely notice the difference. I started to feel more focused, even despite hours staring at a computer. Before I’d normally reach for a second cup of coffee mid-day. Now with Encour, I am able to skip it and still get through my day with a lot more energy. After a few more weeks, my husband and kids noticed those changes too, as I was finally able to get around to doing more of the tasks that awaited me around the house.
Where to find Encour?
You can learn more about Encour and order your monthly supply of Encour directly on their website at www.encour.com.
It has been several months since I started using Encour. While I can’t say that my busy schedule has eased up any, I’m happy to say that I feel far more energized and equipped to handle whatever the day throws at me!