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7 Essential Vitamins & Minerals To Boost Energy

7 Essential Vitamins & Minerals To Boost Energy

Long days and dark mornings in winter months can leave you feeling low, like you’re lacking the energy needed to work or train to your fullest. There are many reasons which may be causing these feelings, including stress, nutrition and lack of sleep. Certain vitamins and minerals, if lacking in your diet, can make you feel tired, foggy, slow and weak when it comes to the gym. If you are lacking, it’s a pretty easy fix to get you back on track. We’ve highlighted our best vitamins and minerals to help kick start your day and leave you feeling more alert this winter.

Wakey Wakey

Whether you’re a morning person or not, Wakey Wakey will be sure to perk you up, leaving you feeling alert and ready to tackle the day. Containing  a unique combination of Vitamin B6, Pantothenic acid and Chromium, this fantastic multivitamin is designed to support normal energy metabolism, red blood cell formation and immune system function all of which work together to keep you on the ball throughout the day.

Inositol & 5-HTP

Rest and recuperation is an important part of daily life to ensure the body can recover from whatever you’ve been getting up to. Containing Inositol, 5-HTP, Zinc,  Magnesium, Vitamin B6 and Biotin, all of which are the most important nutrients for quality sleep. Not only does this synergistic blend of vitamins and minerals contribute to sleep, they also aid regulation of hormonal activity which can support the reduction of tiredness and fatigue during the day.

5-HTP

As a precursor to serotonin (the feel good hormone) HTP is a naturally occurring amino acid which can help to boost your mood, and your energy levels. Take daily and notice how your mood changes, and what that does to your energy levels – the happier you are, the more energy you tend to have.

Maca

Maca is the super food of the moment, deriving from the peruvian ginseng root extract, it provides a fantastic source of vitamin B2 and vitamin C, both of which contribute to energy metabolism and reduction of fatigue. It also comes with many other benefits such as boosting the immune system, improving fertility and improved sexual function!

Zinc and Magnesium

Not only are these two crucial for the proper functioning of your immune system, but also for energy metabolism. They are directly linked to your energy levels, and are absolutely essential, whether you’re feeling tired or not.  In addition to these functions Magnesium supports energy metabolism, psychological function, reduction of fatigue, muscular function and teeth and bone function

Spirulina

If we told you to take a blue-green algae you’d probably think we’re crazy, but actually, Spirulina comes with many energy-boosting benefits. High in B vitamins, iron, essential trace minerals,beta carotene, gamma-linolenic acid and chlorophyll, this vegan-friendly, fresh water algae contributes to energy yielding metabolism, immune system function and formation of haemoglobin – helping you feel 110%.

Vitamin B Complex

Last but not at least least, we have the B vitamins. MyVitamins Essential B Vitamin Complex contains all 8 of the essential B vitamins, which don’t just contribute to, but are central to energy metabolism, enzyme reactions, immune system function, skin and hair health. The B vitamins are the complete package, and are a must for everyone, not just those struggling with their energy levels.

Browse the full range of vitamins for energy in the myvitamins online shop.

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Charlotte Cliffe

Charlotte Cliffe

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