Do you find yourself asking “why am I so tired?” or googling solutions on how to increase your energy? With everything going on, stress and interrupted sleep are common for each of us as well as our partners and even children.
There are solutions, let ‘s start with the top 5:
1.Short on B vitamins
B vitamins are your energy converters; they take the food we eat and break it down into energy for our bodies. B vitamins need to be replenished daily and a high quality, plant fibre time release supplement will make a difference. Many people only take single B vitamins, like a B12 or B6, when we should take them all together as a B-Complex or a multivitamin. B vitamins work as a family to support the body. When we carry extra weight, feel stressed, drink alcohol, or participate in exercise our bodies require more B vitamins. By taking a high quality, high potency B complex you can add energy and bounce to your day. Time Release B Complex 60 mg + Vitamin C 600 mg is ideal for your daily foundation to increase energy and support immunity.
The majority of us reach for a coffee or worse, a sugary treat, to pick up our energy forgetting that water is nature’s replenisher. The body is already dehydrated when we wake up, so it is important to start the day with a glass of water. Consider adding slices of lemon to support digestion and provide additional vitamin C. Learn how many glasses of water you should be drinking each day with this simple formula: take your body weight (in pounds) and divide the number by two i.e. 160 lbs / 2 = 80. This equals the number of ounces of water you need each day. A normal glass is approximately eight ounces, so a 160 lb person would need to drink 80 ounces or 10 glasses of water a day to support concentration, sleep and boost energy.
A large portion of women are iron deficient – especially during our menstruating years, or for people who are vegetarians or vegans. When the body is short on iron, the blood cannot carry oxygen to the cells including our brain and muscles. Iron deficiency leaves you feeling fatigued, reduces concentration and can even cause you to feel light-headed or short of breath. A high-level iron supplement (45 mg) with co-factors (B12, vitamin C, folic acid) will help increase your body’s iron or ferritin (iron storage) levels. Look for iron bisglycinate as it causes less stomach irritation. Spirulina is clinically proven to pull iron into the cells and is used in Award-Winning Power Iron + Organic Spirulina.
Studies show that seven hours of sleep are required for the majority of people to help repair the body and to support a healthy metabolism. A few ways to improve sleep include setting a consistent bedtime and turning off phones and screens 30 minutes before bed. Taking a natural sleep aid can help relax the mind, nervous system and body. Most of us carry tension from the day in our muscles leading to a restless sleep or grinding teeth. By taking a herbal sleep aid with crampbark – a natural muscle relaxant – you’ll find yourself sleeping longer and deeper and wake up feeling energized. For children, natural herbs with minerals support better sleep including Magnesium + Chamomile (for ages 3+). A calming tea-like beverage that helps build healthy nighttime routines. For adults, it can be taken with Relax+ for an added benefit to release stress and tension from the day and support muscles including the heart.
5.Not absorbing your nutrients:
Feeling tired after you eat? Slow or reduced digestion zaps your energy. During the rush of our day we don’t always stop to think if the nutrients from our foods are absorbing into and supporting our body. Bad bacteria and inflammation in our gut can cause bloating and lead to lack of digestion and low absorption of even the good foods we are eating. Add Digest+ with goldenseal into your daily routine to break down bad bacteria, reduce inflammation and stimulate digestion. Take with each meal and start to notice an improvement in your digestion right away!
Incorporating new vitamins and supplements into your day:
Look for Canadian made, clean products including Award Winning VITALITY to help you feel your best and boost energy. We recommend starting one to two supplements at a time for 10-14 days before incorporating the next. This allows you to feel the difference each supplement is making and creates gradual changes to support your best energy and health!
Written by Cheryl Grant
Cheryl Grant is the President of VITALITY and is one of the only female manufactures of vitamins and supplements in Canada. In 2020, VITALITY received 5 alive Awards including Best New Supplement (Retail Choice) for Trace Minerals + Chlorella and Best New Supplement (Consumer Choice) for Collagen + Cranberry. Cheryl believes in products made with integrity and focuses on effective solutions to help customers feel their best. All products are made locally in Vancouver, BC and guaranteed for quality, potency and purity. Within the VITALITY Team is a Naturopathic Doctor and Holistic Nutritionists to support the development and education of VITALITY’s products
VITALITY offers 90 natural health products from unique time release formulations, digestive enzymes and herbal remedies for stress relief, insomnia and anxiety.