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Feel Energised and Vitalised With Viridian

August 31, 2016

A number of nutritional and lifestyle factors have been shown to make a difference to your daily energy, and you can use these to improve how you feel so you are charged and ready for action.
  • Important reasons why you might constantly feel tired
  • Proven nutritional solutions for boosting energy
  • Practical lifestyle changes that supercharge your vitality
These simple but very effective energy-boosting strategies can become part of a healthy lifestyle change that keeps your mind and body in peak fitness. Kick-start and tune up your natural energy producing potential today and enjoy richer, more satisfying living. s955206612404790204_p24_i1_w540  

A modern energy crisis

  Remarkably, about 1 in 4 people report that chronic fatigue is a significant problem, but just because it is so common this does not mean you should accept it. Brain Fog: Fatigue can affect both your mind and body with symptoms including muscle fatigue, lack of motivation, low mood, brain fog, aches and pains, headaches.This often leads people to use food, stimulants or alcohol to cope. What's the issue? There are many different reasons why you may be constantly tired.These include poor sleep, lack of exercise, excess weight, unhealthy eating, and chronic stress. In your body, poor cellular energy production may be an important part of the picture. It is impossible that fatigue can be a symptom of something more serious, so it is advisable to seek advice from a health professional before considering self treatment. Dietary and lifestyle changes can make a big difference to your energy levels, and a number of nutritional supplements can support you on your journey back to abundant energy. mmLi6z8

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Energy drinks are not the answer: a typical 500ml can contains the equivalent of more than 13 teaspoons of sugar and 160mg of caffeine.

Caffeine consumed around meal times can inhibit the absorption of essential minerals, including iron.

Tune-up your cellular Qi

The term Qi pronounced "chi" refers to the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is believed to be inherent in all things. In traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms on Qi in the body is believed to be essential for good health. The transformation of food into energy occurs in your mitochondria which are referred to as your "cellular power factories" because they create the energy that fuels your brain and body. Efficient cellular energy production is dependent on a daily supply of nutrients that are required by your mitochondria, but with nutritional deficiencies so common, it is possible that your body isn't getting the nutrients required to make the energy it needs. The nutrients D-Ribose, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Malic Acid and Magnesium are directly involved in cellular energy production and have been well studied and shown to work very well for fatigue by tuning-up your mitochondria and helping your body produce energy more efficiently. [shopify product=] Research has shown that when your cells are low on energy and you feel run down, taking these nutrients once or twice daily can restore cellular energy production and improve your energy levels (Qi) within just a few weeks.They may also improve your sleep patterns, mood, mental clarity, while reducing muscle pain and overall well-being.  

To 'B' or not to 'B'? a complex question..

Despite the common belief that most people can get all the vitamins and minerals they need by eating a balanced varied diet, the reality is that suboptimal intakes of vitamins and minerals are very common even in people who eat well. healthy-eating   While healthy eating is very important, optimising your nutritional intake with a good quality Vitamin B Complex or daily multivitamin and mineral formula capsule has been shown to improve your health and well-being.B vitamins in particular can help with mood and energy because they are vital for energy production in your body, and are important for your brain. A recent scientific analysis of eight studies found that multivitamin and mineral products, especially supplements containing higher amounts of B vitamins, reduced fatigue, stress, anxiety and confusion and also improved mood and general wellbeing. The supplements worked well even though the people in these studies were otherwise quite healthy. So if you are feeling burnt-out, run-down, flat,stressed or tired you can try a a good Multivitamin and Mineral Formula or B Complex. Research suggest they work well when used daily, and while some people notice improvements quickly, you may need to allow up to a month for it to take full effect. [shopify product=] [shopify product=] blogpost-featuredimage-10waystodestress  

The A-Z of Energy 

Acetyl-L-Carnitine: is naturally produced by the body and plays a fundamental role in transporting fatty acids into the mitochondria for the production of energy.Without carnitine, fatty acids cannot easily enter into the mitochondria and therefore cells can only use sugar as an energy source. Adaptogens: Qi tonics, restoratives and adaptogens are traditional names for plants that have been used to enhance energy and help your body adapt to stress. These are often used together, so you could try a blend including such herbs as Ashwagandha, Siberian Ginseng, Schisandra shininess and Rhodiola as these all have research suggesting they can help improve mood and reduce fatigue. B Complex: B vitamins have been shown in a wealth of studies to reduce feelings of fatigue, stress,anxiety and confusion. B vitamins also improve mood and boost feelings of general wellbeing. Vitamin C: Vitamin C supplements have been shown to improve mood, and a clinical study found that taking vitamin C powder daily significantly reduced fatigue in a group of people who were under pressure at work, and their stress hormones were reduced too. Glycine: A major reason people feel tired is lack of quality sleep. Taking 3 grams of glycine in water an hour before bed has been shown to improve sleep and leave people feeling fresher and more alert the next day. Try taking it with magnesium and cherry too, as studies have shown they also improve sleep. Iodine: Iodine deficiency has re-emerged as a major health issue with most people not getting enough from their food. Iodine is important for your thyroid, which controls your metabolism and energy.It's a good idea to take a daily Multivitamin and Mineral Formula providing 150mcg of iodine to ensure you are getting enough each day.  Iron: Iron deficiency,also known as anaemia, is very common, especially in women.Iron helps transport oxygen around your body and the symptoms of anaemia include tiredness and lethargy, brain fog, shortness of breath, heart palpitations and a pale complexion.If you are anaemic and need iron, try iron bisglycinate (with vitamin c and folic acid and vitamin b12) as it is much easier on your stomach and better absorbed than many other types of iron. Magnesium:Essential for the activity of the enzyme which is responsible for the formation of energy in cells.Where previously magnesium deficiency was rare due to adequate intakes of green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains, current over-processing of food means that magnesium intakes have significantly decreased in recent years. Magnesium plays a key role in the processes that influence exercise including muscle function, oxygen delivery, energy production and electrolyte balance.Deficiency in magnesium is linked to tiredness and fatigue. Malic Acid: Found in various plants, including apples, malic acid enhances cell energy production by acting as a key component in the Kreb's cycle, the body's energy producing process.Malic acid is effective at binding minerals creating a reaction in the stomach to enhance absorption. Ribose: Found in the structure of the energy molecule produced in the mitochondria.Therefore supplementation with Ribose helps speed up the rebuilding process of depleted energy pools increasing the 'energy charge' of our cells.Research on ribose has shown promising effects with supplementation significantly improving energy,sleep and mental clarity.   For more information on these products, please visit our website                

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