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Energise your body for Festive Season vitality

Tired Christmas womanIt’s the Festive Season again; there always seems to be so much to do, and so little time to do it! Feeling exhausted and overwhelmed just thinking about it? Many of us can feel physically and mentally drained on a day-to-day basis, so it’s important to look after yourself at this busy time of year, so you can keep up with the hectic pace and still have enough energy to enjoy yourself.

How can I get more energy?

Your body can only store small amounts of energy. The majority of energy you need is made in your body from the foods you eat, much like putting fuel into your car.
  • Carbohydrates are converted to glucose, your body’s preferred fuel source;
  • Proteins are broken down into amino acids, providing building blocks for your body; and
  • Fats provide an alternate energy reserve.
Typically, the main cause of fatigue and low energy can be traced back to poor dietary choices, poor nutrient status, stress, dehydration and lack of sleep or exercise. Adding on the extra demands of the festive season can leave you feeling depleted.

Your ‘powerhouse’ of energy

The nutrients from your food are converted into a high energy source known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate). This is your ultimate energy source; ATP energy production occurs in a small structure known as the mitochondria or the ‘powerhouse’ found in every cell of your body. Energy production is dependent upon certain nutrients being available; vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B5, magnesium, manganese and coenzyme Q10.

‘Fatigue fighters’ to improve your energy & vitality

Fatigue fighters to the rescue! There are a number of simple things you can do to boost your energy and vitality; from making small dietary and lifestyle changes to the addition of energising herbal remedies and power boosting nutrients.
  • Ginsengs relieve fatigue and restore vitality Korean, Siberian, American and Indian Ginsengs have traditionally been used to help relieve fatigue and exhaustion, restore vitality during periods of fatigue and are beneficial during times of stress.
  • Coenzyme Q10 energises your body’s ‘powerhouse’ Coenzyme Q10 plays a vital role in energising the mitochondria or ‘powerhouse’ in every cell of your body, increasing energy levels throughout your body.
  • B Vitamins help produce energy B vitamins are required for the metabolism and production of energy from the food you eat, contributing to your overall energy levels.
  • Magnesium boosts cellular energy Magnesium plays a vital role in over 300 essential chemical reactions in your body and is important for cellular energy production. Magnesium also provides symptomatic relief for stress, anxiety, insomnia, irritability and hyperactivity.
  • Rhodiola reduces fatigue Rhodiola enhances energy production by stimulating the production of ATP. Rhodiola also helps to modulate your stress response, reduce fatigue, and improve physical and mental performance.

Dietary and lifestyle tips to energise your body

  • Try and stick to healthy food choices when you can; it will help to stop you overindulging.
  • Drink plenty of water to maintain hydration; more if you are exercising or drinking alcohol.
  • Physical exercise daily gives you more energy and clears your head.
  • Try for good quality, restful sleep every night.
  • Plan ahead to reduce your stress levels.
If you’re feeling frazzled and fatigued this festive season, come in and talk to one of our experienced Naturopaths to help boost your energy levels and vitality.

HoG Energy Multi, CoQ10 max, GinsengMr Vitamins recommends

Herbs of Gold products to energise your body for Festive Season vitality
  • Ginseng 4 Energy Gold
  • Co Q10 150 MAX
  • Energy Multi
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