Even if you are a healthy person, it’s difficult to perform well at work and enjoy your leisure time when you are lacking energy. We all know the essential elements to feeling energized such as adequate sleep, good nutrition, and exercise. Practicing healthy habits consistently is a daunting challenge at times. It’s ironic that the times when it’s hardest to practice healthy lifestyle habits is when we most need the benefits of those habits.
And it can become a vicious cycle of getting more and more run down because of the demands of our professional and personal lives. Over the few decades there has been a tremendous focus in the nutritional sciences to find key nutrients which enhance mental and physical stamina. Here are some of the stamina-inducing nutrients and the food sources which provide them:
- Vitamin B1 (benfotiamine): enhances exercise performance, boosts mood, improves brain function. Good sources of benfotiamine are garlic, onions, leeks, and other members of the allium family of vegetables
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): improves the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, ketone bodies, and proteins. Good sources are milk, cheese, leaf vegetables, liver, kidneys, legumes, yeast, mushrooms, and almonds
- Selenium: plays an important role in in the functioning of the thyroid gland and in every cell that uses the thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland determines how quickly the body uses energy. Dietary sources of selenium are nuts, cereals, meat, mushrooms, fish, and eggs. The richest dietary source of selenium is brazil nuts.
- Acetyl L-Carnitine: helps facilitate fat metabolism, increase energy production in muscles and cells, and increases circulation in the brain. L-Carnitine is an amino acid produced in the liver, however, diseases of liver, kidneys, or brain may inhibit Carnitine production in which case a supplement is required to achieve therapeutic doses. L-Carnitine works best when combined with CoQ10.
L-Carnosine: L-carnosine has a host of benefits but some of the mental and physical stamina related benefits are anincrease in muscle strength and endurance, the prevention of neuropathy, and slowing the aging process of the brain.
The challenge of the nutritional supplement industry has been to choose both the best sources and the best blends of these nutrients. Super Good Stuff’s “Infinite Energy” is one such product that has been formulated to provide an optimal blend of nutrients from great sources to help your body perform at a high capacity both physically and mentally.