submitted by GNC, Newtown
The holiday season can be extremely hectic and stressful. The demands of family, work and …yes… shopping can leave us mentally and physically fatigued. Consider the following supplements to help stay energized and keep up the pace.
L-Carnitine – This is a heart healthy, amino-acid like compound that helps convert fat, so that while exercising, or coping with the hectic pace of the holidays. We tap into the fat for fuel. As a result, we tire less quickly and can be on the go for longer periods of time. L-Carnitine also helps the heart pump more blood with fewer beats.
Vitamin B-12 – If, like many Americans, you’ve tried everything to boast your energy, but still feel tired, consider taking vitamin B-12. This vitamin is involved in many metabolic functions including making DNA for new cells, forming healthy red blood cells and turning food we eat into energy. Recent studies suggest up to 40% if Americans have inadequate levels of B-12. So, to feel your best and perform at a higher energy level, consider supplementing with this important vitamin.
7- Keto – This popular supplement is a metabolite of DHEA and is produced in the adrenal glands. First introduced in 1998, 7-Keto remains a popular dietary supplement for those wishing to increase thermogenic activity and boost immunity. It helps increase the metabolism of carbs, fat and protein by accelerating the rate at which cells produce more ATP…the body’s energy molecule.
Ginseng – One of the best energy-producing supplements is ginseng…and adaptogen with the unique ability to improve the cell’s production of ATP. It also enhances the body’s capacity to deliver oxygen to its cells. For over 2000 years ginseng has been used throughout the world as a natural remedy to bolster vitality.