What to do when you lack energy & feel tired

Boost Energy from a Cellular Level When You Feel Tired

 Cells are the living units of every part of your body. There are 75 trillion cells in your body, and each type is specialized to perform a particular function.

In fact, each organ is actually a group of many different cells that all have their own role to play. However, no matter what each specific cell is or how specialized its particular function, all cells have basic characteristics.

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One of the fundamental functions of your cells is to act as the energetic powerhouse of your body.

To do this, your cells extract energy from a variety of raw materials in a very complex system. And how efficiently this system runs determines how much energy you have to power all of the functions of your body.

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Whether it's writing a letter, running a mile, riding a bike, or performing a task at work, everything you do depends on how much energy your cells produce.

To support healthy cells, and therefore healthy energy production, you need a combination of oxygen and key nutrients, including essential vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

Oxygen is the primary fuel that supports all of the biochemical processes that occur in your body. It supplies the energy you need for the maintenance, growth, and repair of all your cells and tissues, and it is crucial for maintaining your level of health and well-being.

The oxygen you breathe reacts with glucose (sugar), which is derived from the foods you eat and the breakdown of starches and fats in your body. This reaction produces carbon dioxide, water, and energy.

 The energy that is created from this reaction is stored in the body as adenosine triphosphate (ATP)—often referred to as the basic energy currency of the body. Because of its role in energy production, oxygen is essential for all of the tasks the cells must perform to maintain the health and integrity of the body.

Oxygen-generated energy is also fundamental to your ability to perform all physical movements.

When a cell is highly oxygenated, it is able to create energy (or ATP) through oxidative combustion to maintain the slightly alkaline pH that is necessary for peak performance, and also sustain an environment that is incompatible with most disease-causing microorganisms.

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When you are unable to fully oxygenate your cells, your energy levels begin to decline, which can lead to fatigue, ill-ness, and even disease.

There are also vital nutrients that are necessary for optimal energy production within the body. These include the alkaline elements sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium.

Since maintaining an alkaline pH is so important to sustaining energy within the cell, it's crucial to keep a balance of minerals both inside and outside the cells. Within the body, these minerals take the form of electrolytes, which are mineral salts that dissolve in water and carry an electrical charge.

As these minerals move in and out of the cells, they draw fluids with them. Optimal electrolyte and fluid balance allows your cells to absorb nutrients and discharge waste products, and it allows you to maintain your energy level.

Magnesium is also crucial because it's required in the process of aerobic metabolism that produces ATP. When magnesium is deficient, ATP production falls and the body forms lactic acid.

And an accumulation of lactic acid can lead to acidosis and a drop in energy levels. Therefore, sufficient levels of magnesium help to maintain a high level of physical energy.

Similarly, potassium deficiency has been associated with fatigue and muscular weakness.

One form of potassium, in particular—called potassium aspartate—has been found to be particularly useful for restoring the level of energy in individuals with chronic fatigue.

Aspartic acid plays a vital role in aerobic (oxygen-dependent) energy production with-in the cells and helps transport both potassium and magnesium into the cells.

Vital nutrients that are necessary for optimal energy production within the body to eradicate fatigue

There are also vital nutrients that are necessary for optimal energy production within the body. These include the alkaline elements sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium.

Since maintaining an alkaline pH is so important to sustaining energy within the cell, it's crucial to keep a balance of minerals both inside and outside the cells. Within the body, these minerals take the form of electrolytes, which are mineral salts that dissolve in water and carry an electrical charge.

As these minerals move in and out of the cells, they draw fluids with them. Optimal electrolyte and fluid balance allows your cells to absorb nutrients and discharge waste products, and it allows you to maintain your energy level.

Magnesium is also crucial because it's required in the process of aerobic metabolism that produces ATP. When magnesium is deficient, ATP production falls and the body forms lactic acid.

And an accumulation of lactic acid can lead to acidosis and a drop in energy levels. Therefore, sufficient levels of magnesium help to maintain a high level of physical energy.

Similarly, potassium deficiency has been associated with fatigue and muscular weakness.

One form of potassium, in particular—called potassium aspartate—has been found to be particularly useful for restoring the level of energy in individuals with chronic fatigue.

Aspartic acid plays a vital role in aerobic (oxygen-dependent) energy production with-in the cells and helps transport both potassium and magnesium into the cells.

We take in large amounts of potassium from our diet through grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts. Other important energy-creating nutrients include coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and the vitamin B complex.

Along with oxygen, CoQ10 helps to maximize the amount of energy that can be produced within the body as ATP. CoQ10 belongs to a family of brightly colored substances called quinones, which occur widely in nature.

Good dietary sources of CoQ10 include whole grains, fish, organ meats, soybean oil, walnuts, and sesame seeds. Or, you can take 50-100 mg of CoQ10 every day in supplement form.

And when it comes to the B vitamins, they play a critical role in the conversion of carbohydrates into energy. When carbohydrates are "burned" within the cells in the presence of oxygen, much more energy is released to fuel the needs of the body than can be produced in the absence of oxygen.

By supporting cellular health with these vital nutrients, you not only help to encourage energy production within your body, but you also create proper pH and oxygen flow within your cells.

To boost your cellular and overall energy, I recommend taking 350-1,000 mg of magnesium, 700-2,000 mg of calcium, 100-300 mg of potassium, and 25-100 mg of the B complex vitamins every day. 

In my next post I will talk more on the issue of fatigue and the problem of tiredness and what you can do to take control of your life.

Love and blessings,

Dr Susan

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About the Author

Best selling author and national speaker Dr. Susan has sold over 2 million books on health & wellness. She has appeared on numerous national and regional radio and television shows and has been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. She has Served on the clinical faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine and taught in their Division of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Richards became an ordained Christian minister in 2009 and, within a year, she began doing hospital ministry in the ICU's, critical care and rehabilitation units in the San Francisco area community three times a week. Her ministry is based on the supernatural healing power of God and Jesus Christ and she has seen many miraculous healings of seriously ill patients. The ministry receives over 20,000 prayer requests for healing each week which are answered by their faithful and devoted prayer team. She is currently developing the first Medical and Health Ministry Training Program of Supernatural Healing in the United States. Her medical ministry is at medschoolhealing.com

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