- Keeping up with our busy lives requires adequate energy production.
- Supporting our mitochondria is the key to an energetic life.
- Stress reduction and supplementation enhances our energy output.
One of the most common complaints among busy people is the lack of energy to sustain them throughout the day. From the time you wake up to the minutes before you go to bed that night, you are constantly overloaded with work tasks, family duties, and an abundance of obligations that just can’t wait. By the time the weekend comes, you probably just want to lay on the couch and snooze due to exhaustion. But what can you do to boost your energy levels?
Our body creates energy through a component of the cell called mitochondria. These little organelles use oxygen and nutrients from the food we eat to create energy so the cells can function. There is a complex chain of reactions that must occur for energy production to happen, but the end result is the production of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. Our cells go through a respiratory process which breaks down the glucose in our food to form ATP. When there is a dysfunction with the way the mitochondria works or a lack of the proper nutrients to full these little “batteries”, our energy will be lagging.
Getting enough sleep, reducing stress and maintaining a healthy diet are all ways to ensure that you have a proper level of energy to take care of our multitude of obligations. We all know that it is oftentimes just too difficult to balance our demands and take proper care of our health. Fortunately, we can adjust our diet with a few supplements to gain that all important boost of energy.
Vitamin Supplementation Can Increase Energy Levels.
You may lead a healthy lifestyle that includes a good nutrition plan, adequate sleep and time spent exercising. However, continual reduced energy levels may have you looking towards adding a few supplements to your nutrition to boost low energy levels. We have curated a few of our products to help you achieve better energy levels to keep you active and engaged in life.
One of our favorites is Designs for Health Mito-PQQ. PQQ stands for pyrroloquinoline quinone, a supplement on the forefront of anti-aging science. PQQ is quite well know for its strong antioxidant effects and for protecting your nerve cells against damage. The big kicker for PQQ is its ability to both support proper mitochondrial function AND promote the development of new mitochondria. This aspect is particularly important for improving both energy and protecting the most mitochondrial-dense parts of you body such as the heart and brain. Our featured Designs for Health Mito-PQQ carries a strong 20mg of PQQ in a 2 capsules dose to make sure you have the energy you need for a productive day.
One of the critical B vitamins to help with proper neurotransmitter activity is Vitamin B6. This vitamin is necessary to convert the building blocks to neurotransmitters. Insufficient Vitamin B6 can lead to low levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and epinephrine. When this happens, we can feel anxious or depressed and that can lead to not feeling energetic. The methylated version of Vitamin B9, know as folate, helps with some forms of inflammation and that also increases energy levels. One excellent product that has both of these B Vitamins is Pure Encapsulation Methyl Assist. A single capsule provides the proper dosage of Vitamin B6 and B9 to support proper neurotransmitter functioning.
All B Vitamins play an important role in your body’s energy production, and one of the most significant B vitamins is B12. In fact, one of the most common early signs of vitamin B12 deficiency is fatigue or lack of energy. Vitamin B12 deficiency is rather common in older adults as well as people who follow a vegetarian/vegan diet. It’s estimated that up to 15% of the population may have a Vitamin B12 deficiency!
The reason so many energy drinks contain Vitamin B12 is because of the burst of energy that comes from the high dose of Vitamin B12. For many reasons, all those energy drinks are really bad for your health, but a small steady does of Vitamin B12 can be helpful for sustained, daily energy. Pure Encapsulation B12 Folate supplement delivers a proper dose of B12 and folate in each vegetarian capsule. It is usually best to take B vitamins with food as they can be a bit strong on an empty stomach. Also, due to the energy boost from Vitamin B12, it is best to take it before 5:00 pm so as to not cause sleep disruption.
Living life to the fullest and maintaining a constant “gas pedal to the floor” lifestyle can cause our adrenals to be strained and the level of cortisol to drop. When this happens, glucose metabolism can be impaired, hormone levels can drop, and our energy can tank. While it is always best to have your adrenals tested to determine if you have adrenal insufficiency, there are a few excellent supplements on the market to support proper adrenal functioning. Designs for Health Adrenal Complex is a product that contains purified bovine-based adrenal glandular extracts for natural stress relief. Included in this formulation is pantothemic acid which assists in raising cortisol levels and improve stress resiliency.
Trying to “do” life these days requires cellular energy to be at the core of our health and wellness program and even those who are really committed to their health can find themselves running out of steam. The Swell Score Energy Bundle provides a few key supplements to make sure we maintain our vitality and productivity. Give it a try for 30 days and let us know how it feels to get that extra boost of energy!
The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.