Lacking energy can not only leave you feeling sluggish but also affect your emotions. Often people find themselves not being able to complete tasks to the best of their ability and then beating themselves up for it.
There are many reasons why you may be lacking in energy as we discuss below with some changes you can make if you feel they would be beneficial to you.
Are you getting enough sleep?
Throughout your life, sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being. Getting enough good-quality sleep can help protect your mental health, physical health and quality of life. Sleep also plays an essential role in maintaining your energy, with one of its main functions being to preserve energy. Energy expenditure (EE) is hypothesized to be lower during sleep versus wakefulness to reduce total daily energy needs. In fact, studies show an estimated reduction of up to 69% among different mammalian species when comparing sleeping metabolic rate to wakefulness!
- Have a warm bath or shower before bed.
- Get into bed 30 minutes before you want to fall asleep.
- Read a book or listen to calming music before falling asleep.
- Take 1 ampoule of Cellnutrition isotonic in the evening, before bed.
Are you eating enough?
Food is your body’s fuel. Not eating enough can result in a lack of energy and fatigue. All the cells in your body run off glucose (the simplest form of carbohydrate). Inadequate food consumption can lead to low blood glucose levels. This will result in your cells not being able to function properly and lead to you feeling run down. This can also affect your concentration as your brain cells use twice as much energy as other cells!
- Consume balanced meals throughout the day- including a source of protein, fat, carbohydrates and plenty of vegetables for micronutrients.
- Snack on whole foods such as fruit and nuts if you are hungry between meals.
- Opt for wholegrain carbohydrates to white as they have a slower release of glucose.
Are you eating too much sugar?
Sugar is abundant in our diet, with several types of sugar derived from various sources. The overconsumption of sugar has led to an increase in the occurrence of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, and tooth decay. Although the consumption of sugar appears to initially raise energy levels, it can result in a “sugar high” that ends in a sharp drop in energy levels, termed a “crash.”
- Avoid high consumption of refined sugars (found in sweets, chocolate, cake etc).
- Instead of loading up on sugar- consume a nutrient-rich snack such as nuts, a smoothie or hummus and vegetable sticks to prevent a crash later.
- Opt for whole foods over processed as these often contain hidden ingredients including sugar.
Are you feeling stressed?
Stress can affect all aspects of your life, including your emotions, behaviour, thinking ability, and physical health. No part of the body is immune, but because people handle stress differently, the symptoms of stress can vary. One physical symptom of stress is low energy levels, as the stress response mobilizes the body’s energy stores in order to respond to a threatening situation.
- Try adding some gentle exercise into your daily routine.
- Do something you enjoy each day.
- Focus on the positives of each day rather than any negatives.
Are you lacking essential minerals and trace elements?
Minerals and trace elements play a vital role in energy production. The transformation of dietary energy sources (carbohydrates, fats and proteins), into cellular energy, requires several elements as coenzymes and cofactors of enzymatic reactions. Furthermore, minerals and trace elements are important for energy production as they form structural components of enzymes and mitochondrial cytochromes, and act as active electron and proton carriers in the ATP-generating respiratory chain. Insufficient intake of minerals and trace elements can impair energy production resulting in symptoms of tiredness and lack of energy.
Cellnutrition Quinton is a 100% natural, bioavailable mineral supplement containing all 78 minerals and trace elements your cells need and in the correct proportions.
Harvested from 30M below plankton blooms and cold micro-filtered to retain its properties.
Hypertonic is of a concentration higher than that of our plasma and can readily move into cells. It can help lift the body up, increasing energy and supporting protein synthesis, adrenal function, cellular division, remineralization, and bone formation. Hypertonic can have an instantaneous revitalizing effect, helping to increase alertness and stamina. It can help support any major physical or psychological effort. It is best taken in the morning or at midday.
Isotonic is a more gentle solution that has a therapeutic and calming effect on the body. It can be taken at any time during the day.
Small lifestyle changes can make a big change in your life. Try our tips to increase your energy levels and let us know how you find our products @cellnutrition We love to hear your feedback!Photo by Nathan Cowley from Pexels