Supplements to Support Energy
Lifestyle is important to help maintain excellent energy. Practices which support healthy energy throughout the day include: adequate restorative sleep and exercise, starting off properly with nutrition and realizing that breakfast is an important way to start the day, stress management and processing of stressors in a healthy fashion, adequate water intake, eating less sugar and more complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, use smart snacks in between meals combining complex carbohydrates, a little fat and protein (an organic peanut butter on a whole grain cracker is excellent). See your physician for complete laboratory chemistries and blood counts to assure your thyroid is functioning and iron stores and hemoglobin stores are in a good range.
Supplements which may be beneficial:
Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems.
It is involved in the regulation of : protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation, energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis.
Iron is required for hemoglobin production.
Vegans, women with heavy menses and pregnant women are at risk for deficiency.
Important to note, too much iron is not good so be careful with supplementation. Levels should be followed.
Tyrosine is an amino acid and is found in animal products and is important for producing neurotransmitters.
Tyrosine supplements may help increase alertness, energy levels and improve memory.
May help the body to process physical and mental stress improving fatigue and anxiety.
Can help with fatigue associated with exercise.
Helps to control cortisol levels.
Helps the body to adjust to stressors.
May enhance mental and physical performance.
May also help with depression.
Important for cellular energy production.
CoQ10 levels decrease with age.
Statins may affect Co Q 10 levels.
B12 is important in cellular energy production.
Vegans and individuals with celiac disease and Crohn’s disease may be at risk for deficiency.
Creatine is important in cellular energy production.
It is found in animal products.
Supplementation can help with strength and help to build lean muscle mass for individuals who are actively training.
Increases nitric oxide in the body and may help to increase circulation and this increase oxygen and other nutrients to be delivered.
Citrulline also helps to eliminate ammonia from the bod, ammonia contributes to fatigue associated with intense exercise.
Beetroot powder contains a high amount of nitrate, which relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow and oxygen delivery.
Beetroot may also decrease high blood pressure.
May help with energy by improving sleep for some individuals.
Caffeine With L-Theanine
Caffeine is well known to increase energy levels, however it may have unwanted side effects of nervousness.
L-theanine is an amino acid which promotes relaxation without drowsiness.
The combination of caffeine and L-theanine has been shown to improve memory and decrease tiredness and mental fatigue, without nervousness.
Thyroid support supplements