Meghan Lyons, M.S.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to help support a healthy energy level. One of the most effective steps is to eat well. Following a healthy, balanced diet is important because food is the fuel that keeps your body running. Thankfully, you can do even more to support your body’s ability to produce cellular energy. Read on to learn why it may be important to supplement your diet with CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) and B vitamins, key nutrients that help your body support cellular energy production.
Although CoQ10 is not familiar to many people, it is a nutrient that all people should get to know. CoQ10 is a vitamin-like compound that works in the mitochondria (the powerhouse of the cell), where it is needed to produce cellular energy from the food we eat. CoQ10 is an essential component of the energy producing pathways of the body. The energy that is produced is then used to power muscles and other important functions of the body. Although CoQ10 can be synthesized in the body, certain factors such as older age, existing health concerns and the use of statin drugs may impair your body’s supply of this key nutrient. Consequently, supplementation can be a great way to replenish CoQ10 levels for energy metabolism.
Another group of nutrients, which pair strongly with CoQ10 in terms of cellular energy production, are the B vitamins. The B vitamins are a family of 8 unique vitamins that play a number of important roles in the body. One of their key functions is to help drive the production of cellular energy from the foods you eat. When you consume a meal, for example, the B vitamins go to work and help transform the carbohydrates, proteins and fats you eat into energy for your body. Choosing a daily B complex supplement, a formula that combines all 8 of the B vitamins into one pill, can be a great way to help support cellular energy production in the body.
Consider including CoQ10 and a B Complex into your daily supplement regimen as both perform uniquely important roles when it comes to energy metabolism. Great-tasting options such as Nature Made Energy B-12 Adult Gummies, Nature Made CoQ10 Adult Gummies, and Nature Made VitaMelts Energy are a fun alternative to the traditional softgels or tablets. Before starting any new supplement, discuss your supplement routine with your healthcare professional.
A Guide to the B Vitamins
There are so many B vitamins it can be easy to forget what each one is for. We have put together a friendly little guide to let you know what each B vitamin does for you and why they are essential to ensuring your health and energy level.
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