Energy & Vitality
How does energy affect the body?
Our bodies need energy for everything, and we can get basic energy from nutrients in water and food. The body uses up around 60 percent of its energy stores daily while simply resting. In this state, energy is used for circulation, digestion, excretion, respiration, and many more vital functions. When the body is active it uses up much more and needs more nutrients to convert to energy to remain properly functional.
The compositions of our body also determines how much energy it needs. Muscle, for example, is made up of more metabolic tissue than any other body parts, meaning muscles consume more energy for maintenance. Athletes and bodybuilders are amongst those who can benefit the most from energy supplements. Children and growing teenagers, whose bodies are going through changes in growth and weight, need a substantial intake of nutrients for energy to stay healthy and grow strong.
Which supplements should I use?
These are just a few of the types of supplements you can use for to boost your energy and vitality in your daily life:
Iron is needed for healthy blood and works together with proteins in the body to keep us functional. An iron deficiency can lead to anaemia which drains the energy.
Calcium and magnesium are both vital to bone strength and vitality. Without sufficient calcium, the body becomes weary and loses energy.
Ashwagandha, an herb used in Indian medicine for years, is good for calming the nerves which can take up a lot of useful energy when stressed or under pressure.
Fatty acids, like omega-3, fish oil and other amino acids, help the body properly distribute the proteins received from foods which in turn better distributes energy throughout the body.