How to Power Up Your Cell’s Energy Factories
Can you get energy in a capsule?
Well, sort of…
Here’s the deal: numerous culprits contribute to lack of energy. Chronic stress, staying overly caffeinated throughout your day, alcohol, too little sleep, and a bad diet are among the many energy thieves.
That said, if you’re eating a healthy low-sugar diet, supplementing wisely, sleeping well, controlling stress, and exercising and yet still lag in energy, I just might have a solution for you that could be the missing link to increased energy.
But to understand how it works, you need to know a little bit about how energy is made in your body.
Energy Factories in Your Cells…
Energy starts in your mitochondria, little energy factories within your cells where fat burning and energy production take place.
When your mitochondria don’t function optimally, you don’t metabolize fat as efficiently and your energy levels stagger. Replenishing the nutrients your mitochondria need to function optimally can increase your energy output, and help you feel more awake, focused, and well… energized.
So let’s talk a little about those nutrients and how you can get them.
CoQ10: The Energy Generator…
Alternately called ubiquitone (after ubiquitous or everywhere), CoQ10 is a vitamin-like substance that’s present in every cell in your body.
CoQ10 charges up the energy-production factories within your cells, improves mitochondrial function, and helps protect cells from free radical damage that can lead to degenerative disease.
But how does CoQ10 increase energy?
Glad you asked.
The “currency” of energy in the body is a molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the fuel that allows your body to perform millions of activities from breathing to mambo dancing, from growing fingernails to doing Yoga.
Your body makes ATP by stripping electrons from food and then delivering them to oxygen, which is an electron receptor. CoQ10 is one of the carriers that take electrons to oxygen. Essentially, it helps cells use more oxygen and create more energy.
Just as a gasoline engine can’t work without spark plugs, your body can’t run without CoQ10.
L-Carnitine: Your Energy Shuttle Bus…
If CoQ10 is your electron shuttle, L-carnitine is your fat shuttle. L-carnitine acts like a shuttle bus that loads up fatty acids and transports them into your mitochondria. If the shuttle bus isn’t running properly, those fatty acids aren’t going to get in to your mitochondria and energy production crashes.
L-carnitine also prevents a substance called acetyl-CoA from building up. Accumulating levels of acetyl-CoA shut down the Kreb’s cycle and electron transport chain, two critical energy-producing components within your mitochondria.
Your body synthesizes L-carnitine from a few vitamins and amino acids, and a few animal foods also provide it. Unfortunately, stress, chronic illness, nutrient deficiencies, and other conditions can quickly deplete L-carnitine faster than your body can synthesize it.
D-Ribose: A Vital Component of ATP…
D-ribose is one of the raw materials from which ATP is made. No D-ribose means no ATP, which means no energy. It’s that simple, folks.
Every cell in your body makes D-ribose, but they only make what they need so there’s no D-ribose storage unit. Tissues that become stressed because they don’t get enough blood flow or oxygen, such as your heart, can’t make enough D-ribose to replenish that lost energy.
Other Important Energy Nutrients…
In addition to the three primary components of energy production above, there are also some nutrients that deserve an “honorable mention” when it comes to energy:
- Alpha-lipoic acid – prevents cellular aging so your mitochondria function optimally, recycles critical antioxidants like vitamins C and E as well as glutathione, and it’s also a cofactor that helps convert food into energy.
- Creatine – delivers ATP to muscle and other energy-demanding tissues.
- Magnesium – your cells need this vital mineral to activate ATP.
- B vitamins – an essential part of the coenzymes that help convert food into ATP. Deficiencies in even one B vitamin could stall energy production.
- Curcumin and trans-resveratrol – powerful antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress and help mitochondria function optimally.
The good news is that you can get every one of the nutrients above from a single supplement. So even if you aren’t getting enough or your body is burning through this stuff faster than you can make it, you can replenish your levels.
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Okay, so maybe you can’t get all the energy you need in ONE capsule. But you CAN replenish the nutrients your body needs to create energy. And I’ll just about guarantee that will leave you feeling more awake, alive, and ready to take on the world.
Yours in health and wellness,
The Rockwell Nutrition Team