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Get To Know Your Greens // Energy

Life can be a little crazy…

Ok, it can be REALLY crazy.

And sometimes, even the best-laid plans can go to the wayside when life throws you a curveball.

Which is why your energy levels are so important.

Because when you’re feeling good, it’s easy to roll with the punches.

However, if you’re feeling run down, or just out of gas, even the tiniest inconvenience can have you canceling important plans and stumbling for the couch.

And while energy is so important. It can also seem a bit arbitrary. Sure, getting a good night’s rest or an invigorating workout can help energize you.

But what do you do if you want to increase your energy without downing a pot of coffee?

We’ve got some good news. 

Nature has given us quite a few incredible ways to increase our energy levels. And as you probably guessed, each one of these boosters is a part of your Daily Athletic Greens.

Let’s take a few minutes and check some of these out…

B-Vitamins

B-Vitamins are powerhouses when it comes to energy production.

However your body doesn’t naturally produce them, they are “essential vitamins”. In other words, you have to get them through your diet.

Now the B-Vitamin family is quite large, with some playing a more vital role in energy production. 

Some of the superstars are:

Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) which is required to create neurotransmitters such as dopamine (Delitala et al., 1976) and serotonin (Sharma and Dakshinamurti, 1994).

Vitamin B5 (as calcium pantothenate) makes for speedy athletes! Thanks to its role in the production of CoA (Co-Enzyme-A, which enables us to ‘burn’ fats for fuel), pantothenic acid (B5) may support efficient metabolism and energetic output (Leonardi et al., 2010).

Niacin (As nicotinic acid and nicotinamide) powers your cells, like other B-vitamins, niacin (as nicotinamide) is a critical precursor to enzymes and coenzymes that turn food into energy.

Niacin becomes nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), an important coenzyme that keeps the cogs in your energy wheels spinning. Conditions associated with impaired cellular energy production.

Although some B-Vitamins stand out more than others when it comes to energy production, they work the best in conjunction.

Co-Enzyme Q10:

Although it may just sound like a car part, Co-Enzyme Q10 may actually be your new best friend.

Known as CoQ10, this unique compound supports your body’s oxygen efficiency, and it plays an important role in producing cellular energy.

This results in an increase of energy for the more challenging tasks of your day (like exercising). And CoQ10 can even help reduce fatigue after strenuous activity, making it an even more incredible asset.

Unlike Vitamin B, your body does produce this compound naturally. However if you’re operating under a more taxing environment, or regularly exercising, a supplemental boost of CoQ10 can help your body keep up.

Adaptogenic Herbs:

There is a class of herb that may help you with reducing fatigue and boosting your natural energy levels. These are known as adaptogenic herbs. (Perhaps you’ve heard of them.)

Inside every serving of Athletic Greens you’ll find 3 of the most popular and potent adaptogenic herbs out there: Rhodiola, Ashwagandha and Eleuthero.

Rhodiola can help with providing anti-fatigue effects, especially in prolonged stressful situations as well as enhanced physical performance and stamina. The benefits of this herb have been known for a long time. Grown in the Scandinavian/Nordic region, Rhodiola was even used by the Vikings!

Ashwagandha is the second in this trinity of power herbs. It has been shown to increase stamina, muscular output, VO2max and enhance coordination. Ashwagandha can also help reduce stress, so you can keep your energy for what matters most.

Eleuthero is also a performance booster. Evidence suggesting that Eleuthero (in addition to improving physical performance) can improve cardiovascular functions and increase endurance during periods of high intensity exercise (Kuo, 2010). It can even help boost cognitive function. Meaning not only will your body feel more energized, but also your mind.

Life can be challenging, but staying energized shouldn’t. 

That’s why we’ve developed a robust all-in-one daily supplement, to keep you at the top of your game no matter what life throws at you.

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