Tips for More Energy & 2 Energy Supplements to try!
This post is sponsored by professional supplement specialists BioCare, all thoughts are my own
I love Spring! The days start getting longer, the weather gets warmer and I naturally feel like I have a little more zing to embrace every day. But coming out of winter, I can feel sluggish still and it can take me a little while to really bloom into this new season.
Since stopping drinking alcohol, I’ve been paying extra attention to how my body feels day-to-day and started embracing natural energy supplements and good nutrition to give my body an extra boost.
BioCare invited me to try two of their energy supplements to put a spring in my step (excuse the pun) with their spring energy challenge. After a month of taking them I can state that I have really felt the difference!
Two energy supplements for more energy I’ve been taking (and have now bought more of myself so highly recommend are):
This is a high potency multinutrient, which provides an optimal nutritional baseline with extra focus on energy and immunity. In particular it has 1000 IU vitamin D3, and therapeutic dosages and forms of B-vitamins which are vital for energy production.
The B Vitamins in Methyl Multrinutrient are required for the release of energy from food, for the health function of the nervous system and for the production of hormones. You can buy it from Amazon or from BioCare’s own website.
Magnesium Citrate is a supplement of magnesium that is easily and absorbed and used by the body. It contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, it also works towards a normal functioning nervous system, normal muscle function and normal psychological function. You can buy Magnesium Citrate from Amazon or again from BioCare’s website.
The combination of these two energy supplements has made getting up in the mornings much easier and my energy for exercise has maintained so far this Spring (where usually it wanes after a few days!)
I’ve combined taking these with some lifestyle improvements for more energy this Spring as suggested by Chris Newbold, head of Clinical Nutrition at BioCare.
4 Tips for More Energy:
1.Avoid Caffeine after 2pm
I stopped drinking caffeine 9 months ago to help manage my anxiety and have found it to be a game changer, but if you are drinking it – avoid it after 2pm. Caffeine can be great for increasing alertness and starting the day with a cup of coffee may help sharpen your mind. However, you should consume this cautiously. Try to avoid it after 2pm, as it can cause problems with winding down in the evening.
2.Eat a Decent Breakfast
Breakfast can give you the energy you need to face the day ahead. It’s important to go for healthier options, such as porridge and fruit, an omelette or wholemeal toast. Avoid fatty, deep-fried foods such as fry-ups. These take a while for your body to digest and will leave you with less energy. Although it may be difficult to resist tucking into the office pastries, try opting for a healthy alternative as their lack of fibre, protein and high sugar content will leave you wanting to snack on more food before lunchtime.
3. Get Enough Sleep
It may be obvious, but getting enough sleep is vital to feeling energised throughout the day. A bad night’s sleep can have a knock on effect for the rest of the week, so make sure you’re well rested every night to feel reenergised the next day. Read my tips for better sleep to make sure you have the best sleep you can!
It can take around 24-36 hours for your body to recover from a bad night’s sleep. If you’ve been unlucky enough to have a bad night’s sleep, make sure that you look after yourself the following day. Stay hydrated, eat well and don’t drink too much caffeine. Front load your day by making sure that you get all the important things you need to do, done first.
4. Don’t Drink Alcohol Before Bed
Alcohol can trick you into thinking that you will sleep better. It can often make you feel drowsy and can make it easier to fall asleep. However, this can also affect your energy levels the next day. You’re much more likely to wake up and feel groggy. Drinking alcohol can dehydrate the body. If you want to cut down or quit drinking, read my post on How to Stop Drinking? 7 things that may help.
Thanks for reading, L xx