Increase Your Energy Levels With These Supplement Ingredients
Everyone knows a little about feeling completely drained of energy, be it feeling exhausted first thing in the morning, saying ‘no’ to a braai after work because you just can’t, or snapping at the kids for wanting to stay at the park longer when all you want to do is go home and relax…
We’re here to help – read on for a list of energy-boosting supplement ingredients, conveniently available from our site, and delivered right to your door.
Green tea is mostly known for its ability to boost metabolism, and help with detoxing and weight loss, but what you may not have known is that it’s also an energy booster.
Green tea has a combination of nutrients, flavour, hydration, and also contains caffeine, which means you can use it to help with your energy levels just like you would other sources of caffeine. Can’t stand the taste of green tea? Not to worry, you can get the same goodness, more concentrated, in this SOLAL Green Tea Extract capsule form.
- Increases energy
- Enhances focus and concentration
- Increases metabolic rate
- Increases energy expenditure.
COENZYME Q10 (CoQ10)
Coenzyme Q10 is produced by our bodies and is essential for normal functioning. It’s needed for the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is our cells’ major source of energy. If you don’t really eat healthy, balanced meals, or often feel extremely tired, it could be due to a CoQ10 deficiency.
Taking a CoQ10 supplement, like BioLife’s Co-Enzyme Q10 and eating more macronutrients (as found in carbohydrates, proteins and fats) should help with this, and will provide your cells with more ATP, resulting in a rise in your energy levels.
Caffeine is the most common, well-known and all-round used energy booster. It’s a featuring element in many fat-burning products, stimulants, and energy drinks, as well as coffee – which is probably why you reach for your cuppa first thing in the morning.
It’s a central nervous system stimulant, and is also involved in increasing fat mobilisation from your fat cells into your blood where it can be used as energy. Caffeine has stimulant properties which have also been shown to boost muscular endurance and strength, and improve focus and concentration.
- Increases energy
- Improves focus and concentration
- Increases muscle endurance and strength.
The vitamin B group consists of eight different vitamins, and you need all of them for good health and energy. Many foods are fortified with B vitamins, though they don’t contain nearly enough compared to what your body needs.
It’s found that if a person is deficient in one B vitamin, they’re most likely deficient in others as well, therefore a good all-round B vitamin supplement like is recommended. Ensuring you get enough of these vitamins is a good way to boost your energy levels.
No new discovery, ginseng has been used in Chinese medicine to treat a number of conditions, for many years, including revitalising energy levels. It is an adaptogen, meaning it has the ability to increase the body’s resistance to fatigue and stress.
This ingredient is found in Energy by Ultima, and it:
- Supports recovery from exercise
- Improves focus and alertness
- Increases energy.
Eating well should ensure that you take in some magnesium, however, if you find that you’re still often exhausted and lacking energy, you could have a magnesium deficiency.
Your body uses this mineral for more than 300 biochemical reactions, including the breakdown of glucose into energy, so ensuring you get enough magnesium will help with increasing those energy levels.
You can take a magnesium supplement like Foodstate’s Magnesium Complex, and also:
- Increase the amount of wholegrains you consume
- Eat more fish
- Eat a handful of almonds or hazelnuts as a snack.
Source: References available on request.