A handy hack for boosting your energy levels
If you’re feeling a little low on energy, there is a secret ingredient found naturally in our body that may help you put some spark back into your day.
Are you tired, of feeling tired?
If you’re having trouble cranking up your energy levels to anything above “meh” and relying on large quantities of coffee and a sneaky nap to get through the day, you’re far from alone.
Each year, an estimated 1.5 million Australians see their doctor about tiredness due to inadequate or ineffective sleep– and that’s just one factor that can lead to reduced energy levels.
When your body’s energy production is low, it also affects your natural energy levels – contributing to those unwanted feelings of sluggishness and tiredness.
What exactly is Ubiquinol?
In simple terms Ubiquinol is the active (more easily absorbed) form of Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10, a naturally occurring antioxidant that supports cellular energy in our body.
Ubiquinol may be of particular benefit to people experiencing the increased oxidative stress that occurs with normal healthy ageing as it helps reduce free radical damage to our body cells.
Our bodies however have to convert conventional CoQ10 into Ubiquinol before it can be used to support cellular energy.
A 2013 German study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that daily supplementation of Ubiquinol for six weeks in 100 Olympic-trained athletes enhanced physical performance and peak power output through improved energy production.
As we age, our natural levels of Ubiquinol decline, along with our body’s ability to convert CoQ10 into Ubiquinol – and this may impact our energy levels.
For some, supplementing with Ubiquinol, under the guidance of a healthcare practitioner, may be suggested.
There’s a whole lot more to Ubiquinol too
As well as being the “spark plug” that helps support energy production, the powerful antioxidant with the unusual name is also gaining attention on a host of other fronts.
They include its potential to support cardiovascular health and function by helping protect from the damage caused by free radicals.
Studies have shown Ubiquinol may also assist male fertility because it may help protect sperm cells from oxidative damage, improve sperm count and play a role in sperm energy production.
And if you are prone to migraine, you may find comfort in studies that have found it may relieve mild migraine symptoms as well as duration.
So along with a balanced lifestyle, healthy diet and exercise, Ubiquinol may help put a pep in your step!
* This post is brought to you by Kaneka Ubiquinol.
Always consult your healthcare practitioner prior to taking a supplement. Do not change your heart health medication without consulting your healthcare practitioner. Always read the label, use only as directed by a healthcare practitioner. A supplement is not a substitute for a healthy diet and healthy exercise.