Tap into Your Natural Energy Levels

Tap into Your Natural Energy Levels

Caffeine isn't all it's cracked up to be. Real energy—the type that fuels your heart, mind and everything in between—comes from your cells. So put down the coffee (although we love that too) and reach for focused nutrients to put more pep in your step. Don't know what to choose? Here's a quick guide to get you started!

  1. Boost ATP production

    You'll remember adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, from science class. Your cells use ATP for fuel. Your body needs lots of ATP. Fortunately, there are nutrients that can help boost ATP production, like CoQ10, which helps your mitochondria produce ATP, and vitamins (like vitamin B12 and B6) that help your body metabolize fat and protein—a fancy way of saying "turn them into energy."

  2. Get plenty of rest

    You really do need to sleep. Your body uses downtime for everything from metabolism to cellular regeneration. But the quality of the sleep you're getting can affect how much energy you have the next day. Taken before bed, the right dose of melatonin can help you fall asleep and stay asleep—and, melatonin is a powerful nutrient for skin and cellular health as well. That's a beautiful thing!

  3. Encourage mitochondria

    If these cellular structures produce the energy your body craves, it makes sense to cultivate those little guys, right? Here's the thing—your number of functioning mitochondria decrease as you age. Getting regular exercise can help boost mitochondria levels…and here's some more good news: there are nutrients that encourage mitochondrial biogenesis or growing new mitochondria. Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) for example.

Beyond food and nutrition: Regular exercise along with moderating alcohol and tobacco use goes a long way towards healthy energy.

General Energy Management

Keep your body energized with a healthy diet, regular exercise and nutrients designed to optimize your cellular energy levels.

Energy Management Information & Research

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How can you boost your energy levels?

Energy comes from the food we consume but numerous factors can impact our energy levels. These include sleep habits and diet. B complex is involved in supporting energy production and the standard Western diet may fail to provide optimal amounts of these and other essential nutrients. Supplementation with B complex helps support the production of energy and other aspects of well-being. In fact, vitamin B3 is needed for the production of NAD+, which in turn is used to produce ATP, the energy molecule.

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What vitamins could I be lacking if I’m tired often?

One way to boost energy is to encourage our cells’ ability to create adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. Your body uses ATP as fuel. Two nutrients, CoQ10 and PQQ, help the mitochondria in our cells produce more ATP. Cordyceps fungi and ginseng root extracts encourage mitochondrial function, promoting energy and endurance. Managing stress can also help us feel more energetic. The herb ashwagandha has been shown to promote a healthy mental and physical stress response.

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How does NAD+ help inhibit cellular aging?

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme that exists in every cell of the body. NAD+ is necessary for the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the molecule used by body as fuel. You can maintain NAD+ levels via supplementation with precursors that include nicotinamide riboside (NR) to help inhibit cellular aging.

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