Do you feel like your energy is draining like a malfunctioning battery?
Like a sinking Titanic, this can often be caused by ‘leaks’ and drains in your body system.
In the case of a ship, these are physical holes in the body of the boat which you need to plug with some kind of bung. In the case of your body and energy, the drains are the things you’re forgetting – the aspects of your lifestyle that you haven’t yet honed and perfected.
Very often, one of the fastest and most effective ways of plugging these holes is to change some aspect of your lifestyle, of your behavior, or of your diet.
Firstly, let’s talk about how getting more vitamins can supply more energy for you to go through the day.
Vitamins supply us with energy in all kinds of ways and also help us to combat some of the most damaging things that can otherwise rob us of energy.
Simply having some green juices, fruit juice-filled smoothie or a quick 500 milliliters of lemon water to dehydrate yourself at the start of your day is a great way to find the missing pieces of your energy puzzle and to plug the gaps in your diet and routine.
Here are some of the most common vitamins that can boost your energy levels and improves your health and well-being.
#1 Vitamin C
Vitamin C is one of the most powerful and well-known antioxidants that is highly effective at strengthening your immune system.
You feel tired, sluggish and lethargic when you catch a cold or flu because your immune system is fighting against the bacteria or viruses.
If you supplement your body with more Vitamin C, you can recover so much quicker and feel more energetic faster.
#2 Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 is another important nutrient that’s involved with a lot of macro-nutrient metabolism, chemical synthesis, and enzyme functioning.
Among many other things, it aids the mitochondria (the energy center of our cells) in gaining energy from our food. What’s more, it also boosts brain performance by helping us synthesize neurotransmitters.
#3 Vitamin B12
Along with iron, vitamin B12 is responsible of forming red blood cells that carry oxygen in our blood capillaries.
As you probably know, in general, the more oxygen our red blood cells can deliver to our organs and our brain, the sharper & more focused we feel to perform any kinds of tasks. So B12 is correlated to your energy level.
#4 Vitamin D
Finally, we have Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is mostly produced when UV rays from the Sun hit the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis. However, it can also be obtained through diet if we eat foods fortified with it.
It helps bone growth, cell growth and calcium absorption in the gut.
Its presence is one of the reasons why we feel so much more alert and awake when it’s sunny. It helps us to regulate our internal biological clock and avoid symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.
So these are the 4 most common vitamins you should supply your body adequately. When you take care of them, they will take care of your energy level.