Energy Producing Vitamins your Body is Yawning For
Low energy is one of the top health concerns of my patients. Whether you need to make it through an afternoon slump, push through a race, or keep up with your kids each day, energy is valuable! Before you reheat that pot of coffee or grab an eye catching energy drink to go, consider healthier alternatives to increase energy.
Fatigue can result from many causes including poor diet, inadequate sleep and nutrient deficiencies. If you feel like you depend on the short-term fix of coffee or sugar to perk you up, it’s time to take a better look at what your body may be yawning for.
I’ll get right into the top vitamins that will provide you with a boost by naturally supporting energy levels - without unpleasant side effects.
Best Vitamins for Energy
A long list of nutrients come to mind when I think about what plays a role in the body’s complex energy processes. You can equate this complexity to a car and all of its various parts responsible for helping it run and get you from A to B.
Here are the top five to consider and a summary of just how they work.
1. B Vitamins
Like gas to your car, your body relies on B vitamins to get around. In fact, when it comes to energy, nothing beats B vitamins! All eight members of the vitamin B family convert the food you eat into energy. Although vitamin B12 is most famous for its energy boosting properties, the other vitamin B members do their part too.
➤ B12 (Cobalamin)
One of the main jobs of B12 is to form red blood cells, which supply your body with oxygen. Your cells then use oxygen to produce energy. It also helps nerve cells function properly. Too little B12 sets you up for fatigue and weakness and neurological problems. B12 is an essential vitamin, meaning your body relies on it but cannot produce it.
Watch my video on Vitamin B12 Deficiency and its HUGE Impact on Energy.
➤ B9 (Folate)
Needed for a healthy nervous system, tissue growth and to make red and white blood cells, it’s no wonder that fatigue is typically the first symptom of a folate deficiency.
➤ B7 (Biotin)
Involved in the formation of fatty acids and glucose which are sources of energy. Known as the “beauty vitamin” because it promotes healthy hair, skin and nails.
➤ B6 (Pyridoxine)
Creates energy by converting proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to glucose while managing energy use. This is exactly why supplementing B6 is associated with prolonged energy. B6 also aids muscle repair, brain function and anemia prevention. Here's more info about vitamin B6.
➤ B5 (Pantothenic acid)
Helps to process other B vitamins to convert food into energy. It also plays a role in creating red blood cells and synthesizing cholesterol (fatty acids) for use in energy cycles.
➤ B3 (Niacin)
This B member amps up metabolism and increases blood flow.
➤ B2 (Riboflavin)
In addition to converting food into energy, B6 helps turn folate and B6 into forms your body can use. It also helps you absorb iron, a mineral key to energy levels.
➤ B1 (Thiamine)
Breaks down blood sugar and creates ATP molecules needed for optimal health. A lack of B1 leads to low energy, reduced brain power, and compromised nervous system function.
2. COQ10 (Coenzyme Q10)
Like the spark plug that creates electricity for your engine to start, this antioxidant is at the root of energy production in your body.
Found in nearly every cell of your body, CoQ10 is essential for healthy biological functions. The body makes it to protect and support the mitochondria, the part of the cell that takes in nutrients and creates energy rich molecules for the cell’s survival. CoQ10 is a critical component of this biochemical process known as cellular respiration. Even small changes in CoQ10 levels can have a significant effect on the rate of cellular respiration, resulting in lower energy and stamina.
CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that helps to prevent oxidative damage from destroying the body’s cells. It also works to regenerate other antioxidants like vitamin E and C. This action increases the ability to neutralize free radicals and lowers disease risk.
Natural CoQ10 production decreases with age and food offers negligible quantities, but fortunately, you can supplement it.
Without a battery under your hood, you will go nowhere fast. This is also the case when you lack this vital mineral.
Responsible for over 300 different biochemical reactions in your body, magnesium is necessary for your body to function well. It supports your energy levels by:
- Metabolizing food into energy and regulating blood sugar levels
- Activating ATP (the cell’s energy “currency”)
- Maintaining insulin sensitivity (your cells accept and use insulin effectively)
- Regulating muscle and nerve function (prevents fatigue, spasms and weakness)
- Promoting better sleep quality
- Reducing emotional stress
The oxygen circulator!
This mineral is essential for blood production. Red blood cells contain protein molecules called hemoglobin that transport oxygen in your blood throughout your body. Without enough iron, you can’t produce enough hemoglobin. Iron is vital to proper cell development and function and a deficiency is the primary cause of anemia, creating symptoms of lethargy and weakness.
5. Amino acids
The energizing driver!
Staying motivated to be active is not easy when you lack the energy to move in the first place – enter amino acids. These are the building blocks of protein molecules that make up a lot of your muscles and tissues.
There are twenty different amino acids that have various benefits. Some of them are:
- Boost mood
- Preserve muscle mass
- Enhance weight loss
- Increase athletic performance
- Encourage quality sleep
Some amino acids are known for enhancing energy:
⚡️ L-Tyrosine – Helps nerve cells communicate to improve alertness and focus
⚡️ L-Methionine – A precursor for another amino acid, creatine, that provides short term muscle energy
How to Increase Energy Levels
Energy is essential to achieving your daily goals. A vitamin, mineral or nutrient deficiency may be at the root cause of fatigue and gaining more energy could be as simple as providing your body with the right nutrients. A proper diet, exercise and quality sleep crate the foundation for healthy energy levels but most people need additional support.
This has led me to create a formula for BodyManual to deliver the mental and physical energy we all need more of. Super Energy Boost is a proprietary blend of energizing nutrients and adaptogenic herbs - Yerba mate, Ginseng and Licorice root that support natural energy levels. Super Energy Boost of course includes the top five above-mentioned best vitamins for energy, without added sugar or excessive caffeine.
Super Energy Boost is a top replacement for coffee and energy drinks and can be added to a morning smoothie or any liquid. Check out the full profile of ingredients and what others are saying about Super Energy Boost.
"I started taking Super Energy Boost a couple months ago and it really works!
I used to have the terrible "mid afternoon crash" every day, feeling groggy, tired and wanting to take a nap. No matter how much caffeine I would drink to counteract the crash, it made no difference. I also tried cutting out all sugar and carbohydrates for days but still would experience the "crash".
I heard about Super Energy Boost from a friend and got myself a bottle. After I began taking it, the crash vanished completely! I am awake, alert and am full of energy all day long since using this product. I also experienced a drastic improvement with increased endurance during exercise and can stay in the gym working out for extended periods exercising.
I recommend Super Energy Boost as a definite "go to" for a guaranteed energy boost! The ingredients are all completely natural, I recommend it as a supplement everyone should take, it really does work!!"
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