Got That Fatigue Feeling? To Increase Daily Energy You Need to Feed Your Cells

man yawningFor many people winter is the season of depression, low daily energy, or what some people euphemistically refer to as “the blue meanies.” In other words, they’ve got that fatigue feeling. Ick!

If you feel slow and sluggish this winter, it may be the season but your lack of daily energy may also be that your cells are running out of fuel.

Add more of the right kind of fuel to feed your cells, and voila, you’ll have daily energy to spare and a bounce in your step again.

What Causes That Fatigue Feeling?
While many factors contribute to our daily energy level, at the cellular level our energy is determined by how well our mitochondria are working. The mitochondria are the “power houses” in our cells, and when not properly-nourished, can’t produce cellular energy … hence that fatigue feeling and daily energy drain.

To be well-nourished, our mitochondria need a substance called adenosine troposphere, or ATP. ATP not only fuels the mitochondria in our cells, but is also important in numerous bodily functions, including muscle contraction and the production of protein.

To produce ATP, our bodies need coenzyme Q10. When we are young, our bodies produce plenty of coenzyme Q10, but aging, stress, and disease can all interfere with the production of this vital coenzyme. The result is low daily energy, which is the most common health complaint among people of all ages.

How to Fix That Fatigue Feeling
When your body stops making enough coenzyme Q10, the result is that you feel tired. Your heart and immune health can also suffer, as coenzyme Q10 plays a big role in both of these bodily systems as well. Luckily, you can bolster your internal supply of the coenzyme by taking it orally as a supplement. Coenzyme Q10 tends be very low in the average diet, and to get the levels necessary to boost your energy, you need to take it in a form that is dense and easily absorbed by your body.

I’ve found this coenzyme Q10 supplement with ubiquinol (active form of CoQ10) to be one of the best on the market for two reasons:

  1. It is mixed with nutrient-rich AFA blue green algae
  2. It is emulsified in organic, cold-pressed flax seed oil and also has organic reishi and oyster mushrooms

Research shows that in this form (oil-based rather than powdered), your body more readily absorbs the ubiquinol, which means you get more bang for your buck. Plus, both flax seed oil and AFA blue green algae are excellent sources of essential fatty acids which are crucial for not only a healthy body, but also a healthy mind. AFA blue green algae has the perfect balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids which is lacking in most of our diets.

In addition, coenzyme Q10 is one of the best-known supplements for heart health. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, this coenzyme is also good for mood because the heart “shen” is responsible for the feeling of joy, thus a healthy heart equals a joyful mood.
Scientifically, this coenzyme also shows positive effects on mood. According to Chris D. Meletis, ND, “The antioxidant coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) may possess antidepressant properties, according to a new study published in January 2013… ‘The researchers concluded… CoQ10 may have a potential therapeutic value for the management of depressive disorders.'”

Clinical studies worldwide demonstrate that coenzyme Q10 is essential for energy production at the cellular level, and strongly supports both heart and immune health. That’s good enough for me … and for anyone who regularly suffers from that fatigue feeling and needs a boost in daily energy! At age 73, I take 4 gel caps of Q10 per day, and my doctor has confirmed that my heart health continues to improve after my open-heart surgery six years ago.

So if you want heart and immune health as well as the ability to beat that awful fatigue feeling, I’ve got two words for you:
Coenzyme Q10

 

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