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Do you struggle with always having low energy? Are you tired of being tired? Well listen now to Amanda Williams, MD, MPH podcast about ways to help rejoice with energy again!
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You may ask yourself, why does my body need energy? Energy has the ability to fuel your body’s internal and external functions. Our internal functions consist of repair, build, and maintaining cells. Our External activities help support physical activities like walking.†
What is Energy?
Energy is defined as power that can be converted to motion, ability to work, overcome resistances, or causing a physical change. The body needs energy from nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, and protein. But remember, our body’s main energy source comes from carbohydrates. If the body is depleted of carbohydrates, the body can utilize protein and fats for energy.†
How Does Our Body Make Energy?
The body makes energy in the stomach, by digesting food with acids and enzymes. Carbohydrates are broken down into a sugar called glucose. The stomach and small intestine are where glucose is absorbed, which is then released into the bloodstream. Once the glucose enters the bloodstream, it is either used right away for energy or stored to be used later on.†
Nutritional Diet Recommendation
Optimal energy requires specific nutrients in the body from foods. If our body lacks these nutrients, energy metabolism underperforms and you can feel fatigued or sluggish. Specific foods such as bananas, fatty fish like salmon and tuna, brown rice, and eggs, help to increase energy levels. Energy is found in food sources, specifically carbohydrates. Though protein and fats can be used for energy as well, carbohydrates are the preferred source.
Supplements to help support the energy process at InViteⓇ Health are Energy HxⓇ and Performance Multivitamin.†
Vitamins, Minerals & Herbs
Ginseng is a herbal remedy, derived from several plants. It is commonly referenced as Panax Ginseng, Asian or Korean Ginseng. Ginsenosides are active components within Ginseng. They have beneficial effects of anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, and anti-cancer effects.1 Two different studies contained 30 young participants, that received 200 mg of Ginseng for eight weeks, showed to have a significant improvement in certain psychomotor functions.1 Some psychomotor functions that improved include better attention, processing, auditory reaction time, social functioning, and mental health.†
Panax Ginseng has vitality and longevity that enhances energy metabolism. Evidence has investigated the effects of Panax Ginseng Polysaccharide (PGP) on energy and mitochondrial protection.2 Results indicated that PGP protected mitochondria from mitochondrial swelling and improving energy metabolism.†2
Rhodiola has been studied for performance-enhancing healthy populations as well as its therapeutic properties. Efficacy and safety has shown to help with physical and mental fatigue. A double blind randomized control trial was assessed using a placebo and rhodiola groups.3 Clinical studies reported rhodiola ranging from 50-660 mg per capsule suggest a benefit.†
Energy Health Program
- Kiefer, David S., and Traci Pantuso. “Panax ginseng.” American family physician 68.8 (2003): 1539-1542.
- Li, Xing-Tai, et al. “Regulation on energy metabolism and protection on mitochondria of Panax
ginseng polysaccharide.” The American journal of Chinese medicine 37.06 (2009): 1139-1152.
- Ishaque S, Shamseer L, Bukutu C, Vohra S. Rhodiola rosea for physical and mental fatigue: a systematic review. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2012;12:70. Published 2012 May 29. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-70
Did you know that some foods are better for your energy levels than others? Turn to highly nutritious foods and supplements for longer lasting and higher quality levels of energy.
Who isn’t stressed right now? We are still trying to get back to normal, while keeping safe at the same time. This can cause stress, lack of sleep and fatigue. Panax ginseng may be extremely beneficial to help get you back on track.
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If you are trying to power through your virtual classes or even trying to get in your evening workout after you put the kids to bed but do not have the energy, Panax Ginseng might be your answer. Panax Ginseng is a helpful herb for energy and endurance when you are fatigued. But if you use it daily, it is good for your memory and overall brain health.
The Benefits of Panax Ginseng
It is native to Eastern Asia and is widely used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Many people take Panax Ginseng to help restore their strength and stamina and to help stimulate the immune system. Ginsenosides (ingredients in the ginseng) seem to be the most responsible agents in the ginseng for its activities.
Ginseng has been used for a wide variety of benefits, including for erectile dysfunction and even type 2 diabetes. It has been shown in studies to help improve insulin sensitivity and reduces insulin resistance. This is very important because if you eat a meal, the insulin is supposed to be released from a gland called the pancreas. It is supposed to pack away the excess sugar to get it out of your blood. Then you can release the excess sugar as needed in between meals so that you have a consistent source of energy. In people with diabetes, they have resistance to the effects of insulin and their sugar stays high after a meal. In studies, when researchers gave Panax Ginseng to people with diabetes, it reduced their insulin resistance. Separate research has also found that it helps people who low grade high blood pressure or high blood pressure (pre-hypertension).
Research has found that in post-menopausal women, ginseng also improved their cardiovascular health. It has also been used in women who’s hands and feet get cold easily. A number of randomized clinical trials shown that Ginseng helps alleviate idiopathic chronic fatigue, or individuals who are always fatigued but no one can find out why.
Ginsenosides, especially called RB1, has been shown to improve the release of acetyl-choline. This is fantastic! Acetyl-choline levels vary from person to person and drops with age. It does incredibly important things in the brain. For instance, acetyl-choline hard wires brain connectivity – the neural networks and pathways between brain cells. The synaptic region of the brain is where inflammation flows from cell to cell. It also plays a role in cognition function, specifically with memory and learning. It also helps GABA work better.
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