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Vitamins and Supplements for Energy: 12 Best Ingredients to Give You a Boost

Vitamins and Supplements for Energy: 12 Best Ingredients to Give You a Boost

You’ve got deadlines to meet, appointments to keep, and meetings to attend, and that’s even before you try to shoehorn in time for yourself. Modern living can run us ragged and leave us feeling exhausted. So it’s no wonder that we look for ways to stay charged up throughout the day. 

 

Here are some of the best natural ways to give yourself that much-needed boost!

 

Skip the Coffee

 

Many of us turn to a cup of coffee or some other caffeinated beverage when we need a boost. There’s nothing wrong with an occasional cup of joe, but it’s better to look at the big picture when it comes to our energy levels throughout the day. If we rely on stimulants to get a boost, it's easy to fall into a boost/crash cycle that leaves us even more tired — a vicious cycle we should try to avoid. 

 

We’ll have more consistent energy and stay sharper cognitively throughout the day if we’re well-rested and our bodies have the essential vitamins, nutrients, and other substances they need for proper functioning. That’s where supplements and vitamins come into the picture. They can provide the extras we need to stay balanced and truly energized. 

 

Super Supplements

 

There are some very effective supplements available to help us keep our energy levels up in a healthy and natural way. Here are some supplements to consider.

 

Ashwagandha
This south Asian herb is well known for its ability to help the body tackle stress and fatigue. Our reaction to stress results in higher levels of stress hormones. Many studies have been done in this respect, including one study indicating that ashwagandha significantly lowers the body’s stress response, and helped improve mental wellness, too! It’s not surprising considering that it’s a lot easier to stay sharp when we’re calm, relaxed, and focused.

 

For the purest and most potent extract, look for KSM66 Ashwagandha. This trademarked form of ashwagandha is all-natural and sourced directly from the plant to you. KSM66 ashwagandha can be found in ASYSTEM Superhuman Supplements

 

Coenzyme Q10
CoQ10 is found throughout our bodies, including in the mitochondria of our cells, the part of the cells that produce the energy needed to power and repair our muscles (and most all of our bodily functions!). If we’re deficient in CoQ10, it’s very likely we’ll find our energy lagging throughout the day.

 

CoQ10 is found in foods like meat, poultry, and eggs. If you’re following a vegetarian or vegan diet and find your energy and focus aren’t what you want, give CoQ10 supplements a try to help replenish your levels back to their optimal amounts!

 

Omega 3 Fish Oil
Omega 3 fish oils are linked to improvements in sleep and cognitive function. With better sleep, you’ll be able to function better throughout the day. It’s a natural ingredient that sets you up for a better day before the day even starts!

 

DHEA
Hormones play many vital roles in our bodies. DHEA plays a vital role in producing the hormones we require, including testosterone. Lower energy levels are often associated with decreased levels of testosterone, and DHEA can help maintain healthy, regular production levels. 

 

Iron
You need iron in your body to help make hemoglobin, the compound in your blood that carries oxygen from your lungs to your organs and muscles. If you don’t have enough iron, you can suffer from anemia, which will leave you weak and fatigued. If you’re not eating enough meat and seafood, be sure to supplement with iron. You may find that you’ll notice a difference in energy, focus, and mood!

 

Beetroot Powder
One of the unsung heroes in our bodies is nitric acid. It serves the vital role of increasing blood flow and oxygen to our muscles and brain, delaying fatigue, and keeping us sharp. Beetroot powder is a great source of nitrate, which produces nitric acid in our bodies. How effective is beetroot powder? One study showed that it allowed people to exercise 25% longer than those taking a placebo. Pretty impressive!

 

Take Your Vitamins!

 

Vitamins are essential to your health. Deficiencies in vitamin levels can leave you feeling tired, unable to focus, and out of sorts. Maybe you haven’t been taking your vitamins for a while. Get back on the vitamin train and try these vitamins to keep your energy levels up.  

 

Vitamin A
Vitamin A plays a vital role in energy production at the cellular level. If your body is low in vitamin A, it turns to your fat reserves to produce energy, and energy production drops. Deficiencies in vitamin A can impede your immune function and leave you more susceptible to illness, too. 

 

Vitamins B6 and B12
The B vitamin complex performs many important functions in your body. Vitamin B6 is involved in functions as diverse as sleep and the metabolism of protein. Keeping your B6 levels up will let you rest better and provide more energy. 

 

Vitamin B12 is important for the absorption of nutrients from food. When B12 levels are low, you’re likely to suffer from mental fatigue, mood swings, and tiredness. A surprising number of people are deficient in vitamin B12 — don’t be one of them!

 

Vitamin C
We’re all used to the idea of popping some extra vitamin C when we feel a cold coming on, but did you know that it may make training feel easier and lower fatigue levels? An article in Men’s Health examined the science, citing an Arizona State University study that found that overweight adults experienced significant drops in fatigue and training difficulty when supplementing with vitamin C.

 

Vitamin D
Vitamin D is important for bone strength, among other things. But, if you’re not getting enough vitamin D you may be more susceptible to fatigue as well. If you’re feeling more tired and fatigued than normal, consider adding some extra vitamin D into your diet (and get outside in the sun a bit more as well!).

 

Vitamin E
Many of us don’t get enough vitamin E in our diets. That’s not good, since vitamin E is important for our muscles and cardiac systems. Vitamin E also has an important role in the production of red blood cells. Taking extra vitamin E can provide a real boost to your overall health!

 

That’s a Lot of Ingredients!

 

As you can see, there are a lot of vitamins and supplements that can contribute to boosting your energy and performance. But where to start, and which to use? One smart approach is to let the experts do the work, and sign up for a supplement pack.

 

ASYSTEM puts it all together for you with Superhuman Supplements. It’s a collection of supplements and vitamins designed to keep you energized, thinking clearly, and functioning at the top of your game. No guesswork involved!

 

Talk to Your Doctor

 

We all hit the wall sometimes. But, if your energy levels are consistently low, don’t hesitate to talk with your healthcare provider about your concerns. There may be underlying issues that will require more attention than a supplement and vitamin boost can properly address. It’s also important to keep your doctor in the loop on any supplements or extra vitamins you take to avoid any potential interactions with any medications you may be taking. 

 

Supplements and Vitamins for a Natural Boost

 

Living a balanced and healthy life is the best way to keep your energy levels up. Eat well, get plenty of rest, and make regular exercise a part of your routine. You’ll find that these lifestyle changes will provide you with the energy you need to keep things humming throughout the day, especially alongside a smart course of supplements and vitamins to get that extra edge you’re looking for!

 

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Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/best-supplements-for-energy#section10

https://www.asystem.com/products/superhuman-supplements-system

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23439798

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20466802/

https://www.nutraingredients.com/Article/2010/03/11/Vitamin-A-s-role-in-energy-production-identified-by-scientists#

https://www.healthandwellnessalerts.berkeley.edu/topics/nutrition-weight-control/do-b-vitamins-boost-energy/

https://www.menshealth.com/uk/fitness/a756611/boost-your-endurance-into-extra-time/#:~:text=New%20research%20suggests%20vitamin%20C,boot%20fatigue%20off%20the%20pitch.&text=that%20those%20supplementing%20with%20vitamin,fatigue%20by%20a%20gargantuan%2055%25.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4158648/