It is now March 2018, and you are exhausted. The first three months of the year have flown by, and work pressures combined with hectic schedules combined with meal prep combined with the continued grind towards that New Year's goal (go you!) has left you with the type of exhaustion that you feel in your bones. At first, you thought "I'm not sleeping well enough, I need to go to bed earlier." And then, it was "I am not drinking enough water, I'll start setting reminders on my phone." And finally, "I am way too stressed, I'll start going to yoga."
But what happens when none of that seems to help? Are you just destined to be chronically tired for the rest of 2018? Not to mention, trying to remember to eat better and drink more water and go to bed sooner and make it to yoga four times a week makes you more exhausted just thinking about it. The reality is that what your body needs, and what you think it needs, may be entirely different things.
Our bodies don't just magically kick it in gear when we get an extra hour of shut eye. Or rev right up when we drink that scientifically-recommended 64 ounces of water instead of 60. While those habits are all important and needed, the human body is a machine. It relies on three different types of energy to function normally: cellular energy, circulatory energy, and physiological energy. And you need to feed those energy systems what they need to operate.
Cellular energy: This is the energy needed to power your cells. ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, is synthesized entirely in the mitochondria, and is the energy source that your cells rely on. Manufacturing enough ATP to feed all the cells in your body, however, is a tedious task.
Supplementation: Your cells need vitamins, minerals and amino acids to function. Vitamin B is especially needed, as it is used heavily in many of the chemical reactions that occur in our cells. Supplements such as B-12 Essential Trio can help support this energy cycle within our cells and their functions.
Circulatory Energy: It is one thing to manufacture hormones, blood cells, and other substances that your body needs to function. But it is another to distribute them. Support your circulatory system and the large amount of work it does to keep every part of your body fed and working by feeding it what it needs to function.
Supplementation: Your circulatory system benefits from ingredients such as Beta Sitosterol, L-Arginine, Ginkgo and CoQ10. YourHeart Nutrients contains many of these ingredients, with L-Arginine to support healthy blood pressure, CoQ10 to sustain ATP energy and Beta Sitosterol to discourage absorption of cholesterol.
Physiological Energy: Our body's response to stressors in our environmental generates hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones are created in the adrenal glands, and stimulate our "fight or flight" response.
Supplementation: Your adrenal glands can begin to fatigue and weaken if overstimulated for too long (and our lives are very over-stimulating). To support them, supplement with vitamins, herbals, and ingredients containing adaptogens for better bio-availability. Mt. Angel Vitamin's Adrenal Support combines the adaptogens in Rhodiola and Eleutheroccus senticosus Root with Vitamin B & C, as well as Ashwagandha for stress response and Panthothenic Acid for energy.