Our Secret to More Energy
We’ve heard the clichés so many times: You are what you eat. Good food supports good health. Let thy food be thy medicine… So why then, do so many people struggle with feeling fatigued and depleted – despite the fact that they follow healthy diets?
Yes, nutritious food provides the raw materials that allow our bodies to function optimally. But there’s another crucial variable to this equation: what the body does with those raw materials.
After we eat a meal, our digestive system breaks down the feast, absorbing vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fats and carbohydrates as building blocks for our countless biological processes. This metabolic process is autonomous. As long as we eat, the body takes care of the rest, right?
Well, it largely depends on how well our digestion, metabolism, circulation and other systems work to ensure proper nutrient absorption, and efficient transformation of these raw materials into energy.
The Energy Chain
Energy production is a chain of metabolic events, beginning with digestion. Strong digestion means the body is effectively absorbing nutrients. Probiotics found in yogurt, kimchee, kefir and other cultured foods can help optimize the digestive system with enzymes and beneficial bacterial that help break down nutrients and support a healthy GI tract. Botanicals such as cardamom, pepper, galangal, cinnamon and ginger also support the digestive process and aid nutrient absorption.
Another factor is circulation, which is key in transporting nutrients to cells. ecoNugenics Padma Basic® is a time-honored Tibetan herbal formula backed by over 25 published clinical studies demonstrating powerful support for circulation and cardiovascular health.*
Other botanicals and nutrients directly support mitochondria, our cellular power plants, helping them to produce more energy. Some top recommendations for mitochondrial health include shiitake and maitake mushrooms, astragalus, Siberian ginseng and L-Carnitine. Physical activity is another excellent way to support mitochondria. Exercise boosts mitochondria levels, telling the body it needs more power plants.
To sustain increased energy, we need to support all links in the chain. So in addition to healthy foods – the foundation – it’s extremely helpful to supplement with botanicals and nutrients that support key areas such as digestion, metabolism, and circulation.
For optimal digestive support, ecoNugenics recommends Integrative Digestive Formula®, which includes a variety of digestive supporting herbs, medicinal mushrooms, enzymes, chromium and zinc. This formula helps to rebuild digestive health, relieve occasional digestive discomfort and support optimal nutrient absorption.*
For more targeted benefit, ecoMetabolic™ is a powerful formula that supports multiple mechanisms critical for healthy metabolism, including mitochondrial production. ecoMetabolic™ is excellent for helping balance blood sugar, as well as promoting healthy cholesterol levels.
With botanicals and nutrients such as astragalus root, Chinese yam, medicinal mushrooms, chromium and alpha lipoic acid, the formula works to optimize glucose metabolism and ensure that cells – and the mitochondria inside them – are getting the fuel they need.*
While healthy foods are the basis, most of us can use additional support for optimal health. That’s why targeted, research-based botanicals and nutrients can be so valuable, by giving us the boost we need to reach the next level of vitality.