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Do You Need To Surge In Energy – InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode 557
Hosted by Amanda Williams, MD, MPH
InViteⓇ Health Podcast Intro: Welcome to the InViteⓇ Health Podcast, where our degreed healthcare professionals are excited to offer you the most important health and wellness information you need to make informed choices about your health. You can learn more about the products discussed in each of these episodes and all that InViteⓇ Health has to offer at www.invitehealth.com/podcast. First time customers can use promo code PODCAST at checkout for an additional 15% off your first purchase. Let’s get started!†
Amanda Williams, MD, MPH: [00:00:40] Feeling a little tired or not well-rested? That can happen from time to time. But when you experience this on a regular basis, this can really start to get you down. Today, I want to talk about a wonderful formulation that I have in mind just for you if you are feeling that fatigue. And that is our True Energy formulation. [00:00:58][18.8]
[00:00:59] I’m Amanda Williams, M.D., MPH, scientific director at InViteⓇ Health and when it comes to Americans feeling like they have no energy, that they are more in that chronic fatigue state, we know that this number is going up. I actually did a recent poll throughout the country and they were assessing how Americans perceive their quality of sleep and their energy levels. And they found that more than half of Americans that they polled said, you know, does it really matter how much sleep they feel like they are getting they just never feel well-rested. So it shows you that there’s disruptions in the sleep cycle. But they also complained a lot about the fact that because they have such low energy, they had a very difficult time when it came to just feeling focused, having the energy to want to get up and go do anything. Now, many people said that this happened during the pandemic and with so many of the different lockdowns that maybe you were spending more time watching TV or staying at home. And this can disrupt, perhaps what your normal patterns used to be. So if this is the case for you, you definitely want to try and get back to a normal routine as much as you possibly can.† [00:02:11]
[00:02:11] We know when it comes to feeling our best. We have to be able to maintain good healthy energy stores. So getting back to your normal routines, staying physically fit, getting out there, and exercising is key. Sometimes when you’re really tired, you think oh, the last thing I want to do is exercise. You would be amazed by how much exercise can actually help your energy levels. On our mind, we convince ourselves that the exercise is actually going to tired us out. That’s not exactly the case. But say, for example, you fall into one of these categories. Maybe you just feel like you’re never getting good quality sleep. You feel like you’re always just dragging throughout the day. You have a hard time with having the drive to really kind of do anything, focus attention, all of these things are impacted.† [00:02:55]
[00:02:56] So I want to tell you about the True Energy packets. This is one of my go to favorite formulations for people who are struggling with these episodes of feeling these low energy states. Now, this can happen maybe after you’ve had an illness or an injury, but it can also happen just because of maybe life and maybe you have high levels of stress. So in this formulation, you get this combination of L-theanine. We know that that’s that very powerful amino acid that’s derived from green tea. It has ginseng extract, we know ginseng is the power punching herb that has been studied so extensively and it has rhodiola extract and rhodiola is always one of my go to because not only does it help with the adrenal glands and how our body is responding to daily stressors, it actually helps to generate up energy at the same time.† [00:03:48]
[00:03:49] Now, interestingly enough, we also recognize that ginseng has the ability to do this as well. So when. We are looking for different nutrients to combine together to power up our cells give us this overwhelming sense of just feeling good and energetic. The True Energy package is a really great way for you to power up everything. So why ginseng? Well, we know that ginseng has been used for centuries. When it comes to generating up healthy energy levels. We understand that the quality of your ginseng extract definitely matters. So the form that we are using is the panax ginseng and this form is really the most widely studied and well-regarded one could say when it comes to supplementing with ginseng. We know that it does have this ability to generate energy without being a stimulant, so it’s not like taking caffeine. It promotes this really great sense of well-being. It also works as an adrenal adaptogenic herb so it helps with a healthy stress response using this form of ginseng really allows the body to absorb this herb in a very efficient and effective way.† [00:05:07]
[00:05:08] And for those who are looking to to beat fatigue and feel like they’re energetic, again this is a great way for you to be able to achieve this in a very short time. This is why I like this product. So it’s a packet you just add it in with some water and you take a few sips of that and you will see how that blend of those two adrenal adaptogenic energy producing herbs, the rhodiola and the ginseng are really helping to create this heightened sense of just I feel good now. But having that combo in there with the L-theanine helps to promote that calming effect. And for many people who have low energy states, they also have a lot of angst about that. So having the L-theanine will allow the body to release adequate amounts of GABA, your calming neurotransmitter. So we have that sense of calm, but at the same time or feeling a little bit more energetic. And this is key because we want to drive down the anxiety, we want to lower our stress and at the same time we want to be able to have this higher cellular energy output.† [00:06:11]
[00:06:12] And through all of the clinical research done. With both ginseng extract as well as the Rhodiola we can see how much this can really enhance our mental stamina as well. So for many folks who maybe aren’t getting quality sleep, you’re just feeling run down. Sometimes the way that we notice this the most is through our mental performance. Maybe you do feel like you’re having a hard time focusing and concentrating. Through having ginseng and rhodiola this helps to promote more of that stability in terms of your mental stamina. And the interesting thing is, too, is the rhodiola over the course of a couple of weeks has been shown in clinical trials to actually help normalize the sleep cycle. So many times people will use Rhodiola and they’re saying, Oh, I’m taking this for energy and for stress. Will this potentially keep me up? Is this a stimulant? No, it’s not a stimulant. But in the most unique way, it actually can help with better sleep. So while you’re using it for energy because it’s doing this regulation of those different systems, it can help to promote healthier sleep the longer that you’re utilizing this.† [00:07:21]
[00:07:22] So why do I turn to the True Energy packs? Because I have seen the people who use it. I have had people come to me who say, oh, I just I’m dragging. I have absolutely no energy. I have a difficult time just doing anything throughout the day, they start to use this product and they come right back. They say I need more of that and it’s a much better option than trying to drink a five hour energy or Red Bull, which are just loaded down with things that you don’t need to be exposing your cells to. This is nature’s way of refueling and re-energizing your system. And think about the long term benefits of enhancing sleep quality regulation of our calming neurotransmitter, GABA. Along with really allowing the cells to start functioning the way that we need them to so everything can get this positive benefit. So check it out. It’s called True Energy, really wonderful way for you to power up your system again. So I want to thank you so much for tuning in to the InViteⓇ Health Podcast. Remember, you can find all of our episodes for free wherever you listen to podcasts or by visiting invitehealth.com/Podcast. Do make sure that you subscribe and you leave us a review. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and we will see you next time for another episode of the InViteⓇ Health Podcast.† [00:07:22]
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What Is Fatigue?
Fatigue occurs when an individual feels almost constantly tired, either physically or emotionally. Individuals who experience fatigue daily can see negative impacts in their lifestyles. This can impact their quality of life, work efficiency, social life, and overall health. “Fatigue affects more than 20% of people worldwide, which is usually associated with physical and/or psychological (mental) weakness.”† 1
Factors that are common that can contribute to fatigue are medical conditions, unhealthy lifestyle choices, workplace problems, or stress.2 Medical conditions related to fatigue can be an underlying illness resulting in extreme tiredness such as thyroid disease, heart disease, or diabetes.2 Lifestyle choices can be related to alcohol or drug abuse, or lack of consistent exercise. Lastly, fatigue is a common factor in mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, or grief. This can also result in symptoms of lack of motivation or irritability.†
Fatigue can oftentimes be correlated with pro-inflammatory status. Pro-inflammatory status is the ability to promote inflammation in the body. This is when the cytokines act to make a specific disease worse rather than reducing inflammation. Fatigue is not directly driven by inflammation but can be a multifactorial syndrome.3 Multifactorial syndrome is when more than one factor is contributing to the condition, in this case, inflammation can be one component of why an individual may feel fatigued. Other factors previously discussed can be medical conditions, unhealthy lifestyles, workplace problems, or stress.†
Medical Nutrition Therapy
The Mediterranean Diet may be beneficial for patients experiencing fatigue related to inflammation. This diet consists of high consumption of whole grains, legumes, nuts, fish, lean meat, olive oil, fruits, and vegetables. The Mediterranean Diet is a high-quality fatty acid diet, providing omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids, fibers, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Although studies vary on the full potential benefit of the Mediterranean Diet there is a relationship between following a Mediterranean Diet and taking two beneficial supplements called Alcar + ALA and CoQ10 + Coenzyme 1 (NADH).†
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (Alcar) is the short-chain ester of carnitine which is synthesized in the mitochondria known as the “powerhouse” of the cells.4 Alcar participates in energy metabolism which can be supportive in energy, focus, healthy brain development, and memory.†
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) is an organosulfur component in plants, animals, and humans. In the Krebs cycle, ALA plays a role in chemical reactions, with some enzymatic complexes involved in acting as energy for the cells. 5 ALA is known as a fat and water-soluble antioxidant, providing benefits to tissues.†
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) also referred to as ubiquinol is important in the body for energy-releasing nutrients produced naturally by the body. This supplement allows calories from food to be absorbed and utilized as energy which can be beneficial for individuals who often feel fatigued. NO energy will be made without ubiquinol!†
The Anti-Fatigue Program
Alcar + ALA – energy-producing nutrients involved with energy metabolism, support energy function and superior benefit for a variety of tissues†
CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) + Coenzyme 1 (NADH) – supports muscle function and most of the body’s energy needs†
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