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Invite Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH
Most people have felt tired at some point in their life, but what causes this fatigue? Is it due to lack of sleep, stress or missing nutrients in the body?†
Oftentimes, people will ask us what they should take when they’re feeling sluggish. Should they turn to something like Ubiquinol or should they look at ginseng? They’re both really good options, but I want to differentiate between the two so you can understand your needs better.†
Turning to CoQ10 for energy
Coenzyme Q10 is naturally-occuring in the human body. We can have our serum blood levels of this nutrient tested to see how much of it is circulating throughout the body. Supplementing with CoQ10 can help set you up for more optimal energy coming out of the cell. We have two different options: our Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinol) 600mg and our Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinol) with NADH.†
As we get older, the body’s efficiency in terms of the manufacturing of Coenzyme Q10 begins to diminish. When that happens, then you can start to feel more and more of that sluggishness. CoQ10 is also a very powerful antioxidant in the body, so these decreasing levels can impact your ability to fend off free radicals.†
The power of ginseng
Panax ginseng is a plant. Ginseng has been utilized for hundreds and hundreds of years as a medicinal treatment for so many different human health conditions. In the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, they were looking at ginseng for people who were suffering from fatigue. If we’re really having a lack of energy, then we would want to consider adding in additional energy support supplementation via ginseng.†
When the question comes up of what you should take when you’re feeling like you’re sluggish and lacking energy, I always say take both Coenzyme Q10 and ginseng. The Ubiquinol is required by the body, so if we’re lacking it, we want to replenish it. Then, we can add ginseng for an added bonus. Our Energy HxⓇ, for example, is going to yield you that Asian ginseng, along with Kaneka Ubiquinol. This is a good way to partner up the two nutrients.†
In this episode, Amanda Williams, MPH discusses the importance of making sure your body has the nutrients it needs to create and maintain adequate energy levels. She explains the difference between Coenzyme Q10 and ginseng and also details how these nutrients can work synergistically to support energy.†
- The role of ATP in cellular energy
- Finding the root cause of your sluggishness
- CoQ10 and chronic disease states
- What does cellular energy production refer to?
- The difference between Ubiquinone and Ubiquinol
- The history of Panax ginseng
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