We all know about the energy crisis that is sending household bills through the roof, but according to Boots, it's our own energy levels that are having a more direct impact on everyday life. A nationwide poll conducted for the high-street chain suggests British workers are losing about two-and-a-half hours of productivity a day because of tiredness, including an afternoon slump after lunch that leaves us below par until almost 3.15pm.
And near enough three-quarters of those surveyed say they find it difficult to concentrate despite getting a full night's sleep. Which is why Boots is offering a money-back guarantee on its new energising vitamin supplement, Energy Super Strength CoQ10.
It contains a natural form of co-enzyme Q10 called KanekaQ10, which is harvested from yeast and is identical to a substance found naturally in the human body that is vital to the production of energy from food. Co-enzyme Q10 levels in our bodies decrease as we age, with the result that energy levels can suffer as the body struggles to convert food into energy.
Boots will guarantee money back to anyone lacking in energy and taking its energy supplement containing KanekaQ10 every day for a week who doesn't feel the revitalised. The offer is available until April 14, 2008, on the seven-day trial pack of KanekaQ10, £4.99.