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Good Green Vitality For Energy
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, the sun is setting sooner and the days are getting shorter. With this movement into autumn and winter we may notice our energy levels beginning to dwindle.
For me, the shorter days provides less of a window for those early morning or evening walks and I can find that less movement combined with these natural feelings of wanting to ‘hibernate’ does lead me to feeling a bit unfulfilled in the energy department!
That’s why my daily Good Green Vitality is so important to me. I’ve been taking it for over 7 years now consistently and while I may not always notice it when I’m taking it – I certainly feel the effects when I don’t! So, knowing that ‘winter is coming’ I will be ensuring my cupboards are well stocked with Good Green Vitality.
So, what is it that makes it such a powerful energy booster? Besides the obvious benefits of having all your daily requirements for vitamins and minerals there is a secret sauce to the ingredients in both Good Green Vitality and Kids Good Stuff that gives an extra kick:
Ashwagandha: This herb is extremely popular in Indian Ayuveda medicinal systems. The beauty of how Ashwagandha can boost our energy is in the way it supports our body’s ability to handle mental stress. There have been studies that have shown that it can also lower cortisol (our stress response hormone). 1,2
CoQ10: CoQ10 is naturally made and present in all cells in our body. When levels of CoQ10 decline it affects our cells ability to produce the energy they need to be healthy and grow. This may contribute to fatigue. While we can get CoQ10 from food (fish, nuts, etc) the amounts are often not significant enough and so a supplement can be a better source.
Vitamin B12: Anyone who has ever been low in B12 can assure you that it has a direct relation to our energy levels. Along with other B Vitamins, B12 helps to transform our food into energy that our cells can use. It also keeps our nerves and cells healthy and happy and prevents a type of anemia that can leave us feeling tired and week. B12 is found mainly in animal products which is why it’s so important for vegetarians and vegans in particular, to supplement with B12.
Iron: Like B12, being iron deficient is not something any of us who have experienced it would like to experience again. Being deficient in iron can leave us feeling flat, weak and very low in energy. Supplementing with a good source of iron can help prevent this from happening for most of us.
Beetroot powder: Beetroot powder can be a great energy booster as it allows your body to produce energy more efficiently, especially during exercise.
Ginger: Ginger has heaps of beneficial effects on our health that can keep our energy levels steady. It can improve cardiovascular function and help to reduce inflammation along with a balanced diet. It can also improve blood flow which allows more oxygen to reach the tissues in your body which can naturally give our energy a boost.
Honestly, it’s the whole package that is Good Green Vitality and Kids Good Stuff that works beautifully together to help to keep our energy levels where they should be. I suggest giving it a try for a month or two just to see how you feel. I’m fairly certain you won’t be disappointed!
My Daily Good Green Smoothie:
1.5 cups of cold milk of choice, or cold water
1 serving Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein
1 serving Nuzest Good Green Vitality
… and that’s it! Give it a good shake in your Nuzest shaker and you’re good to go. If you wanted to get fancy you can blend it in a blender with some spinach or a bit of avocado to thicken it.
The information provided in this article is intended for educational purposes only and is general advice. It should not, nor is it intended to be, relied on as a substitute for individual medical advice or care. If the contents of this, or any other of the blogs in this series raises any concerns or questions regarding your health, please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner.