Making the Most of Your Day

Updated: Jul 24, 2021

Your energy determines how much you make of a day. Being energized is the key to the activities performed by you daily. 

Sufficient exercises, following a well-balanced diet, getting enough sleep at the right time and managing stress are some of the most important requirements for maintaining a strong energy level. Taking a dietary supplement to fill any nutrient gaps is also considered helpful for this purpose. You can learn more about these nutrients that you might be lacking and that you can take when you feel you might need a bit more support.

B vitamins – The family of eight B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, B6, B12, niacin, folic acid, pantothenic acid, and biotin) is all needed by our bodies for cellular energy production. As coenzymes, they are responsible for converting the food you eat into cellular energy. Inadequate adequate amounts of the B vitamins will enable our bodies to perform the complex processes of converting food into energy within your body. 

 Vitamin B12 deficiencies are common amongst those people who are a strict vegetarian or follow vegan lifestyles, as vitamin B12 is only found in animal sources. Additionally, B12 deficiency is at large also because of its complex absorption affected by our age. As we age the body’s ability to effectively absorb B12 declines. 

B vitamins are required collectively for converting the foods you consume into cellular energy. Each B vitamins have an individual role as well. For example, thiamin (vitamin B1), is required daily in the recommended quantity as it is needed by our bodies for metabolic reactions that convert carbohydrates, protein, and fat into cellular energy. Together, the B vitamins are needed to be consumed in the right quantities to maximize your cellular energy production and support your body’s many vital processes.

B vitamins are also essential for a normal nervous system function. Vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 are also needed for healthy red blood cell formation. Folic acid (Vitamin B9), is considered very important for young women especially at an age where she bearing a child. It plays a very crucial role in the proper development of the baby’s nervous system. Folic acid in the right amount may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with a neural tube defect.

CoQ10 – Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vitamin-like compound made by the body, needed for the production of energy in the cell. Statin users are usually advised by health care practitioners to supplement with CoQ10 since certain statin drugs may lower blood levels of this important nutrient creating health problems. CoQ10 supports cellular energy production.

Magnesium – Required for performing hundreds of reactions in the body, this major mineral is also essential for cellular energy production. Magnesium is Specifically required for the breakdown of carbohydrates and fats to produce cellular energy in the body. Although magnesium is present in many foods, national data reveals that many people are unable to satisfy their daily magnesium requirements. A continuous source of magnesium supplementation is a good choice to maintain the normal functioning of our bodies. 

Diet and Nutritional Supplementation: 

For a healthy life it is always important to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet rich in nutrition. However, it is difficult to eat the right food in the right quantity on a daily basis. Data collected has shown that generally, people fall short of these key nutrients which in turn affects their overall health impacting a person’s physical and emotional health. To help support a healthy mood and physical health, some nutritional supplements could be considered for consumption. Before starting a supplement regimen for mood or emotional health, it is always advisable to speak to your health care practitioner.

Factors such as age, certain health conditions, and poor diet can impact the amount of nutrition found in the body. Consequently, these factors can also affect emotional and physical health. 

St. John’s Wort -: St. John’s Wort has a popular history of supporting a healthy mood. It is believed to promote a mild antidepressive action, thereby supporting a healthy mood. St. John’s Wort contains an active component, hypericin, which is responsible for mood-elevating effects. As with many nutritional or herbal supplements, St. John’s Wort relies on the complexity of many active components for its actions.