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Don’t put up with fatigue! – Ignite your body’s energy powerhouse

energy powerhouseMany people suffer both physically and mentally from fatigue and low energy levels. Fatigue adversely impacts your ability to function normally on a daily basis and the overall quality of your life. The primary cause of fatigue and low energy is due to poor diet, lack of nutrients, dehydration, lack of exercise and poor sleep.  The good news is that there are a number of simple things you can do to improve your energy levels and reclaim your vitality.

Driving your energy powerhouse – the Mitochondria

Energy comes from within the energy powerhouse. Your body uses fuel from food to produce energy, much like a car needs petrol to run. So if food provides fuel, your choice of foods is vital for high energy levels. Your body needs carbohydrates, proteins, fats, water, vitamins and minerals to function at its best.

The importance of digestive absorption for energy

Absorption of nutrients takes place in the small intestine. From there, carbohydrates are converted to glucose, your body’s preferred fuel source for energy, proteins are broken down into amino acids, providing building blocks for your body, and fats provide an alternate energy reserve. Water is an essential component for the many chemical reactions that occur and vitamins and minerals deliver important nutrients from foods or are manufactured by your body.

Fuel for the energy powerhouse

Nutrients are incorporated into cells and converted into an energy source known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate). This is the ultimate energy source used by your body. ATP energy production occurs in small structures known as Mitochondria, the ‘powerhouses’ of every cell. The importance of healthy food choices and a healthy digestive system cannot be underestimated. Primarily, restoring energy is a process of establishing good nutrition and maintaining healthy digestive function. Herbal remedies and specific nutrients can also play an important role in supporting your body during prolonged periods of stress, improving energy levels and reducing fatigue.

Causes of fatigue and low energy

A number of lifestyle factors or health conditions may cause fatigue and low energy levels:
  • Poor dietary choices and compromised digestive function
  • Dehydration
  • Prolonged stress
  • Overuse of stimulants such as coffee and energy drinks
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction
  • Chronic infections
  • Toxicity
  • Being overweight
  • Iron deficiency

Fatigue fighting herbs and nutrients to improve vitality

  • Ginsengs for fatigue and restoring vitality Korean, Siberian, American and Indian ginsengs contain tonic properties and have traditionally been used to help to relieve fatigue and exhaustion, restore vitality during periods of fatigue and are beneficial during times of stress.
  • Magnesium citrate for mitochondrial energy production Magnesium is important for cellular energy production. Both magnesium and citrate from magnesium citrate are involved in energy production.
  • Coenzyme Q10 acts as a mitochondrial energiser Coenzyme Q10 is found in every cell in your body and plays a vital role in energising the mitochondria, increasing energy levels throughout the body.
  • B Vitamins help to metabolise foodsB vitamins are required for the metabolism and production of energy from food, contributing to overall energy levels.

Mr Vitamins recommends:

Herbs of Gold nutritional supplements for Energy ProductionMr Vitamins Recommends Herbs of Gold
  1. Ginseng 4 Energy Gold
  2. Magnesium Citrate
  3. Co Q10 150 MAX
  4. B Complete Sustained Release
Find out more about these healthy Energy Production products here

Mr Vitamins research and further references:

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Fatigue_fighting_tips http://drlwilson.com/Articles/energy.htm http://www.livestrong.com/article/355090-what-are-functions-of-proteins-carbohydrates-fats-water-vitamins-and-minerals/#ixzz28fZwjdXQ Lutz, CA & Przytulski, K, 1997, ‘Nutrition and Diet Therapy’, FA Davis Company, Philadelphia. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fatigue/MY00120 http://www.naturalnews.com/036069_fatigue_herbs_supplements.html Tortora, GJ & Graboswski, SR, 1996,  ‘Principles of Anatomy and Physiology’, Harper Collins, New York.

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