During this time of year, many of us make resolutions to improve our health; this typically includes a new diet and an enhanced routine or workout program. Adding additional exercise or movement to our day can challenge energy reserves and leave us wanting a bit more drive and stamina for the “new you” to tackle the new year.
With this in mind, here are a few natural ingredients to consider to support this needed energy lift so you can keep your resolutions:
- D-Ribose: D-ribose is a 5-carbon sugar that is involved in energy production in the body. It can help increase ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) the “molecular energy currency” of the body and support healthy cardiovascular function. It also has been shown to improve muscular strength when used in conjunction with a workout program.
- Natural Caffeine: Synthetic caffeine is typically absorbed quicker in the digestive system giving a spike and crash effect often referred to as the “jitters”. Natural caffeine provides a cleaner more stable release for a better-rounded experience.
- L-Arginine: One of the biggest benefits of L-arginine is its ability to improve blood flow and circulation. This improvement can have multiple benefits including improved immune function, brain clarity, fertility, and detoxification support. In addition, an increase in blood flow and oxygen will support performance and stamina in your new workout routine.
- Electrolytes: All humans need electrolytes for the body to function properly. Electrolytes interact with each other and the cells in the tissues, nerves, and muscles. A balance of different electrolytes is necessary for healthy body function and are crucial to maintain muscle contractions and output.
In addition to healthy ingredients, many would argue the most important nutrient you can include in your routine is water. However, not just any water, water that is free from impurities and toxins.
The human body is 75-80% water, with key organs like the brain, lungs, heart, liver, and kidneys being at or above 75% water. Every cell and organ in the human body depends upon proper hydration to function efficiently. As part of the blood, water carries oxygen to the cells and organs. Purified water also serves to lubricate and cushion joints, regulate metabolism and body temperature, facilitate waste removal, support cell growth, and reduce the heart’s workload. All things that can lend to a successful transition and completion of your 2018 goals.
As you start the new year, make an effort to add these and other healthy ingredients in your routines and activities. Stay nourished, hydrated, and active and you will be able to reach an improved, more energized you!