Do you suffer from tiredness and fatigue? Feeling sleepy and exhausted? Learn about the TOP 5 vitamins which can help support the energy you need.
Tiredness and fatigue
A lot of people can suffer from tiredness and fatigue and would like to feel more energized. Having a good diet is a perfect place to start. However, we can choose to top up our diets with a supplement containing extra vitamins that are especially beneficial for energy production.
1. Vitamin C
This is one of the more talked about vitamins with regards to immune support, however, did you know it is needed for energy release as well. Vitamin C supports normal energy-yielding metabolism. The nutrient reference value (NRV) of vitamin C is 80mg per day.
2. Vitamin B12
As well as helping to produce energy in the energy production cycle, vitamin B12 is needed to produce normal red blood cells. This is extremely important as red blood cells carry oxygen around the body so that it can be metabolized by your cells and energy is produced. The NRV is 2.5mcg / day.
3. Vitamin B6
As well as being great for normal energy yielding metabolism, vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity. Vitamin B6 is needed for the formation of normal red blood cells and also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Technically classed as one of the B vitamins, as well as being needed for energy-yielding metabolism, biotin contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism. Macronutrients are carbohydrates, fats and proteins, and their metabolism is essential for energy. Carbohydrates get broken down into glucose, fructose and galactose, which act as your body’s main energy source. In the absence of carbohydrates, protein will be converted into glucose in the body, in a process called gluconeogenesis. Your body will also convert fats into ketone bodies, which can be used in the production of energy for your cells.
5. Vitamin B5
Also known as pantothenic acid, vitamin B5 works like the other B vitamins for energy-yielding metabolism. As well as this, vitamin B5 contributes towards normal mental performance. Extra vitamin B5 can help to support both tiredness and fatigue, and normal mental function.
There are many vitamins and minerals that can help contribute towards the creation of energy, Seven Seas Cod Liver Oil & Multivitamins contains B vitamins which help support energy levels.
However if poor energy levels persist, it is best to get checked by your doctor who can help you work out why.
COD LIVER OIL PLUS MULTIVITAMINS
Our Cod Liver Oil Plus Multivitamins product comes in the form of an easy to consume, single capsule dosage with 12 additional multivitamins. This includes vitamin D, vitamin B12 and vitamin C plus also contains 110 mg Omega-3.
Folic Acid: What Are The Benefits?
Folic acid’s importance for mums-to-be is well documented. Government guidelines recommend women who are planning a pregnancy are advised to take 400 micrograms (µg) of folic acid supplement per day and to continue to take it for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy1.