Energy Metabolism

Our bodies get energy from the foods we eat through the process of healthy metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Metabolism is the term used to describe the sum of all chemical processes that take place in the body. Energy metabolism is one of the most important aspects of good health.

There are quite a few nutrients essential for energy production within the body. Below are a few that I use in my formulas.

Pantothenic Acid is involved with the creation of energy metabolism. It is a component of acetyl coenzyme A (CoA), which serves as a carrier molecule in the Krebs cycle, a series of enzyme reactions that yield energy for cellular functions. Pantothenic acid is also essential for the production of antibodies and the maintenance of the central nervous system.

Folic Acid is necessary for the process of cell division and is required for growth of all types of cells in the body, including white blood cells and the growth of glands, including the thymus.

Vitamin B-12 helps form normal red blood cells and nourishes the nervous system. It helps the body metabolize fats, carbohydrates and proteins.

Herbs that I like to use in my formulas are:

Rhodiola Rosea Root. Whenever an extract is used, it is best when combined with the whole herb because there may be constituents in the whole herb that make the extract function better. Rhodiola Rosea Root is known to level out blood sugar. When the blood sugar is level, so is the energy. There are no spikes and no dips.

Licorice Root has a long history of being effective in supporting the adrenal glands.

How are your energy levels? Do you have enough to handle everything you need to do?

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