If you have school-aged children, you'll be looking ahead to the summer holidays - with holidays and activities planned to keep everyone happy and entertained! After a busy end to the summer term though, with plays, concerts and other events galore you might find that energy levels are already running a bit low!
Now's the time to take action to nourish yourself with all the ingredients your body needs to efficiently produce energy. Here's a quick reminder to help you stay balanced and energised through the next few weeks:
Magnesium - Often referred to as the spark of life, magnesium plays an essential role in over 300 enzymatic reactions and is necessary for every major biological process. Magnesium is particularly important for energy production and for adrenal balance too. Deficiency of this important mineral is also very common, so supplementation is recommended when your energy levels are running low or if you are going through a particularly busy or stressful time, Magnesium is best supplemented in the form of bisglycinate as this is well tolerated by the gastrointestinal system.
B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5) are all invoved in the body's energy production processes. B vitamins are found in rich supply in wholegrain foods in particular and so are commonly deficient in a typical Western diet.
Vitamin C - This important nutrient, strongly associated with immune health can also help to support a reduction in tiredness and fatigue so may be useful to help boost energy levels.
Malic acid & N-Acetyl-Carnitine These key nutrients are both essential to support normal cellular energy production.
Selenium & Iodine both support optimal thyroid function and so are intimately involved in maintaining good energy levels.