If you live a busy active lifestyle, it is easy to skip meals or eat whatever is available on the fly. Even if you do take time to eat regular meals, chances are you are not getting all the nutrients you need to function at your best. When we are hungry, most of us just grab what sounds appetizing, without giving much thought to the nutritional value of our food. But missing out on vital nutrients is like trying to drive your car without fuel in the tank—you won’t get very far before you grind to a halt.
Getting enough of the following nutrients can make a profound difference in your mood and energy levels, helping you sail through your day with energy to spare!
- Amino Acids: Amino acids are the building blocks of protein that you need to build and repair tissues throughout your body. Amino acids increase the number of neurotransmitters that enhance mood and boost alertness. They also perform numerous vital metabolic functions. For example, the protein hemoglobin carries oxygen to cells throughout your body. The best food sources of amino acids are animal proteins from meats, fish, eggs and dairy, but many people do not eat enough of them to meet their nutritional needs.
- Iron: Another nutrient found in animal proteins, your body uses iron to make hemoglobin for oxygen transport via your red blood cells. Iron deficiency can lead to anemia, which in turn causes fatigue. Egg yolks, red meat and molasses are good dietary sources of iron.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps your body absorb dietary iron, increasing your hemoglobin levels to support maximal oxygen delivery, which in turn increases energy. But that is only the tip of the iceberg. Vitamin C promotes a healthy adrenal system, helping to prevent fatigue from physical and emotional stress. It also boosts your immune system to help fight off infections. Kiwi, oranges, broccoli and spinach are all good sources of Vitamin C.
- Magnesium: A mineral found in spinach, dark chocolate and pumpkin seeds, magnesium is essential for the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) often called the energy molecule because it helps convert fats and carbohydrates to energy. Magnesium is also a natural muscle relaxant, and promotes productive sleep.
- Beta-Carotene: A precursor to antioxidant Vitamin A, beta-carotene supports your immune system and promotes healthy cell membranes and healthy red blood cells. Beta carotene can be found in carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach.
- Potassium: Found in spinach, bananas and avocados, potassium is an important electrolyte and the third most abundant mineral in your body. Potassium contributes to the healthy function of your heart, kidneys, brain and muscles, and plays an important role in keeping your body hydrated.
- B-Complex Vitamins: B Vitamins are essential for healthy brain and nervous system function, food metabolism and numerous metabolic processes. B-12 in particular is often called the energy vitamin for its energy-boosting properties. Best dietary sources are fish, meat, eggs and dairy.
Boost Your Energy with IV Micronutrient Therapy
Even if you try to eat healthy every day, you would have to consume a lot of food to get all the nutrients you need for energy. At Advanced Cryo NYC, we have a micronutrient cocktail designed to meet your nutritional needs and boost energy. Relax in our spa-like clinic while potent micronutrients are infused, drip-by-drip, directly to your bloodstream for immediate use. Schedule your micronutrient IV therapy session today, and restore your energy for peak mental and physical performance.