Kickstarting our Health: Immune and Energy Boosters

Are you feeling run down? Whether a busy time of year has caught up with you or you’re feeling under the weather, it’s normal to want to give your body a kickstart.

Start with the Basics

One item I count on every day for overall health is a high-quality multivitamin and mineral. Think of it as a safety net that covers all of the bases. A multi delivers the nutrients needed for energy production and supports overall wellness.

To bolster both immunity and energy, don’t skimp on sleep. Sleep allows our body to restore and recharge. A good night’s sleep will not only help us feel refreshed in the morning, but it also benefits our heart, weight, and mood, and too little sleep can affect our immune system. Most adults need seven to eight hours of quality sleep each night.

Exercise is essential for maintaining energy and overall wellness. It’s also important we keep up on our water intake. Dehydration can contribute to fatigue.

Key Immune Boosters

A couple key supplements promote healthy immunity. Many people wisely reach for vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that supports the immune system.

Omega-3s are also beneficial for maintaining immune health.

Natural Energizers

If our energy is flagging, we should consider supplementing with ribose, a necessary building block for ATP, the universal energy molecule in our body. Ribose promotes endurance and supports healthy energy levels.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) also plays a critical role in energy production. It breathes oxygen into every cell in our body. Without enough CoQ10, our cells can become sluggish and unable to produce energy.

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) have a wide variety of health benefits, but they’re particularly effective for supporting energy production. MCT oil is easily absorbed and metabolized, providing quick fuel for our body and a boost of energy.