When someone asks, “How are you?” how often is your response, “Tired!”? We are walking around like zombies, trying to muster enough energy to survive. How can we get our energy to an optimal level? Let’s examine 6 facts about energy:
1.) Caffeine—Your lack of energy isn’t because you don’t have enough caffeine (it’s not a vitamin; people don’t have deficiencies in caffeine.) It’s just a band-aid, an artificial energy source.
To solve the root problem, we need to find out what’s going on inside your body that’s sapping your energy. One or two cups of caffeinated coffee per day is normal, but you shouldn’t rely on it for energy.
2.) Dopamine—This is a neurotransmitter that sends signals both between brain cells and between brain and body. It is responsible for things like focus, attention span, motivation and drive.
Many people have low dopamine levels, but not knowing this, they medicate themselves with caffeine or energy drinks…which still aren’t addressing the root cause.
3.) Amino Acids—There are two (L-tyrosine and phenylalanine) which work together to create dopamine in the body. But this process also requires folic acid, vitamin C, B vitamins and magnesium.
If the body is lacking in these elements, dopamine isn’t created in adequate amounts to sustain an optimal energy level.
4.) Magnesium—This mineral is required at six different steps when the body is turning carbohydrates into energy. What is your magnesium level?
5.) Sleep—If you’re not sleeping well, you won’t have enough energy. Do you turn to energy drinks and/or are hooked on them? Are they really helping, or are you still always in a fatigued state?
6.) Sugar—When you reach for energy drinks, you are also consuming a lot of sugar. It might not seem like a lot in one can, but add it up over the course of a week, a month, a year….
So why do you feel the need to consume caffeinated coffee and sugary energy drinks? You are tired all the time anyway, so they’re not really helping to solve your energy crisis.
- What are your dopamine levels?
- Do you have enough amino acids, folic acid, vitamin C, B vitamins and magnesium for your body to efficiently create dopamine (which gives you focus, attention span, motivation and drive)?
- Do you have enough magnesium to effectively convert carbs to energy?
- What is disturbing your sleep?
Normal, healthy bodies should have energy throughout the day. Instead of putting a caffeine band-aid on your lack of energy, discover what’s going on inside your body and solve the root issues of the problem.
These issues can all be identified and resolved starting with a simple blood test. Learn more at www.LBNBlueprint.com.