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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

Ashwagandha

  • 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.

Rhodiola Rosea

  • Helps the body to adjust to stressors.

  • May enhance mental  and physical performance.

  • May also help with depression.

CoQ10

  • Important for cellular energy production.

  • CoQ10 levels decrease with age.

  • Statins may affect Co Q 10 levels.

Vitamin B12

  • B12 is important in cellular energy production.

  • Vegans and individuals with celiac disease and Crohn’s disease may be at risk for deficiency.

Creatine

  • 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.

Citrulline

  • 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

  • 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.

Melatonin

  • 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