Nope, this isn’t about gasoline prices but, the fact that millions of Americans are running out of physical and emotional energy. Also, this isn’t directly referring to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but the growing number of people who suffer from being tired all of the time
Our active lives – balancing family, career, friends etc., poor diets, lack of rest and lack of proper supplementation have created an energy drain among most of us. We all end-up trying to burn the candle at both ends (some of us even burn the middle) and zap the strength and energy we need to maintain optimal health.
So what’s happening in the body to cause us to feel tired all of the time? The constant stress and our poor diets weaken our adrenal glands (responsible for the body’s ability to adapt to stress and fatigue-as well as many other functions in the body). When these lifestyle choices continue over time, the body is unable to keep up with our demands and begins to suffer in many different ways. Fatigue is just the most obvious effect.
In order to help re-build your energy stores it’s essential to add more Greens to your diet. This includes fresh salads and even juicing. In this case, a supplement like Kyo-Green or Green Vibrance could be great additions to your everyday diet. Greens act to purify the body and promote increases in energy and well-being. It is a win-win!
It can also be beneficial to try taking a look at a few key nutrients. Taking a closer look at each of these will better explain why they are so helpful in getting you back on the road to more energy.
Magnesium activates enzymes that contribute to energy production and helps regulate the levels of important nutrients like calcium, copper, zinc, potassium and Vitamin D. While you can get magnesium from foods like whole grains, nuts and leafy green vegetables, most of us need a supplement to reach the recommended daily value: 400 mg magnesium with 600 mg calcium. One of our most popular combos is: Solgar Calcium/Magnesium Citrate
Tyrosine is a nonessential amino acid and a building block for the mood-enhancing neurotransmitters epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine. Chronic stress can deplete your level of tyrosine and contribute to feelings of exhaustion. Tyrosine supplements should be taken in 500 mg doses 3 times a day, at least 30 minutes before meals.
You might consider: Kal’s L-Tyrosine 500mg
Melatonin known as the sleep hormone is naturally occurring in the body and can improve circadian rhythm and help you fall asleep faster. This improved rest will help the body to recharge your batteries so you can feel more energetic each morning. There are many great brands to choose from here: Melatonin
L-theanine is an amino acid found primarily in green and white tea. It helps produce a calming effect in the brain. It is thought that this is why green and white tea can cause a restful alertness (due to low levels of caffeine and L-theanine). L-theanine helps control mood which in-turn will aid the body in dealing with stress. You can find several brands here: L-theanine
B-Complex is the last part of this program. Since it’s best never take one B-vitamin by itself, you need to make sure you are getting the synergy provided by taking all of the B-vitamins. Also, other B-vitamins like Folic Acid, B-6 and B-12 will have a positive effect on your fight against fatigue. Among our most popular brands is Solgar, but we have many more for you to choose from here: B-Complex