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