How to boost your energy quickly

B vitamins! Absolutely essential 💪

What do we need them for?

Energy levels for one thing.

They form part of the process that creates energy in every single one of our cells. The thing about our lovely B vitamins is that they don’t just work on their own – they all interact together.

We need zinc and magnesium, for example, to help B6 do it’s job. So taking B6 on it’s own to help with PMS may not be as effective as taking it with magnesium and zinc.

B12 and folic acid also work in synergy to help lower our homocysteine levels (raised homocysteine levels have been linked to cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, depression and many other conditions).

B12 is also needed for red blood cells and it also helps convert fat and protein to energy. So one of the first signs of a deficiency can be tiredness or anaemia.

How can I make sure I am getting enough B vitamins?

Through diet mostly – but you can think about taking a supplement if you have tested deficient or you feel you could be; so symptoms to look out for include:

🥕 Fatigue and on-going tiredness even if you are getting a good night’s sleep

🥕 Anaemia

🥕 Skin complaints like eczema, psoriasis and rosacea

🥕 Cracked lips

🥕 Poor memory and concentration

🥕 Brain ‘fog’

🥕 Lack of energy

🥕 Sore muscles

🥕 Anxiety

🥕 Dry and brittle hair

🥕 Constipation

How to get your B vits through diet

B1 (Thiamine): essential for energy production and helps body make use of protein

Courgette; peppers; cauliflower and beans

B2 (Riboflavin): essential for hair, nails and skin; regulates body acidity

Mushrooms, cabbage, mackerel and milk

B3 (Niacin): essential for brain function and balancing blood sugar

Tuna, Chicken, tomatoes, squash and wholewheat

B5 (Pantothenic acid): essential for energy production; helping to make anti-stress hormones

Watercress, broccoli, peas, lentils, celery and strawberries

B6 (Pyridoxine): essential for hormone production; balancing sex hormones and going through the menopause

Cauliflower, bananas, broccoli, red kidney beans, onions and seeds

B12 (Cyanocobalamin): essential for helping the blood carry oxygen (hence energy production); memory and dealing with toxins

Oysters, sardines, eggs, cottage cheese, milk and chicken

B9 (Folate): essential for skin and red blood cells; and brain health

Spinach, peanuts, asparagus, seeds, cashew nuts and avocados

B7 (Biotin): essential for helping the body to use essential fats and promoting healthy skin, hair and nerves cells

Lettuce, tomatoes, herrings, grapefruit, sweetcorn, almonds and cherries

What can you do today do give yourself a boost of B's?

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