Boosting Your Body’s Energy Levels

Lifestyle Choices and Supplementation

Ian Clark and Jamie Bussin

 

In Episode #167 of THE TONIC Talk Show/Podcast we spoke with health and wellness expert and CEO & Founder of Activation Products, Ian Clark about the best ways you can boost your energy levels. This is an excerpt of that discussion. For the full interview please visit thetonic.ca

 

What causes low energy levels? There are a lot of things that impact our energy levels, but the three key factors are: stress, not getting clean fuel (because our bodies need the right nutrients to function properly), and the body suffering congestion as we age.

 

What happens to our body when we don’t have enough energy?  There are twelve different systems in the body, each of which rely on the others to function properly – a chain is only as strong as the weakest link. When one system gets compromised, when your digestive system can’t absorb enough nutrients for example, the whole body gets taxed. The liver and kidney function of filtering impurities out of the body is tied directly to your body’s energy.

 

Why is it important to have proper energy levels? Your cells produce ATP in the mitochondria. Each cell has millions of mitochondria. They’re like little engines. When the mitochondria are working efficiently the result is clean energy. When they get jammed up you can’t produce ATP – which is all of the bio-electrical energy that keeps your systems communicating and running properly. 

 

What is the role of quality rest?  When you’re tired that doesn’t necessarily mean you have a problem. Lots of high energy people get tired, and that means they need rest. They might rest for a half hour in the middle of the day and as a result have energy for the next eight hours.

 

Is it possible to eat your energy? What you consume is your fuel. The issue is how well your body is able to absorb the nutrients you get from your food and convert them chemically into energy. The problem today, particularly if you’re eating conventional food, is that you don’t know if your food has the right amount of vitamins and minerals. When was the food harvested? Is it naturally grown? What chemicals are in it? So people gravitate towards locally grown foods, organic foods, that have fewer toxins. This is a value proposition.  A lot of packaged foods don’t have good nutritional value. The focus should be on getting the necessary nutrients; the vitamins and minerals. Magnesium, Selenium and Zinc are so important. Magnesium, in particular, is known as the master mineral because it feeds 330 biochemical functions in the body. When people are low in magnesium a myriad of symptoms show up. As they age especially.

 

What supplements are helpful to boost energy? Vitamins A, D, K2, B complex and C are necessary. Consumers should be aware that there are massive differences in quality of products.  For example, inside a product like Black Seed Oil (aka Black Cumin Oil) there is such a broad spectrum of nutrients. You have to be mindful about the process in extracting the oil. This oil also supports liver function. Superoxide dismutase can be found in marine phytoplankton. It is an extremely efficient antioxidant.

 

Ian Clark is a health and wellness expert, advocate and CEO & Founder of Activation Products. For more information about Ian visit activationproducts.com

Tanya Saluturo is the owner of CanPrev Natural Health and is a health and wellness expert and advocate. For more information about Tanya visit canprevwomen.ca