Be Your Own Firework This Fourth of July
These 5 Nutrients Will Give You a Natural, Healthy Energy Explosion
When the Fourth of July approaches, we think of patriotism, independence, firing up the grill for a great barbecue, and of course, fireworks. Because of the summer heat, many of us feel fizzled out and don’t think we can be own our firework without an energy boost.
Unfortunately, many of those unhealthy energy products seem like our only choices.
Linda and Budge Collinson are a mother-son duo whose prowess as nutritional experts have led to the development of a series of natural health and wellness products right off of their kitchen table.
The Collinsons say the right vitamins and supplements can give you that energy explosion without blowing up your health. Here is their list of the best boosting vitamins:
CoQ10 is a popular supplement that promotes cell growth, functions as an antioxidant, and helps produce ATP, which transfers energy in the cells. It is usually found in meats and seafood, but is best when taken as a supplement.
B vitamins help the body break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, which produces energy. Vitamin B-12 helps build red blood cells, which carry oxygen. B vitamins are usually found in chicken, fish and dark green leafy vegetables.
Green tea provides a small, healthy dose of caffeine with ample antioxidants. Popularized for its use in medicine in ancient China, green tea also helps fight and prevent cell damage.
Vitamin D enhances the absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Our bodies produce Vitamin D on their own when our skin is exposed to sunlight, so remember to get adequate amounts of sun exposure. Vitamin D is known for its mood-boosting properties and is usually found in fatty fishes, milk and orange juice.
L-Arginine improves blood flow, reduces blood pressure and is known for its cholesterol-reducing and heart benefits. L-Arginine also supports the immune system and is found in protein-rich foods like seafood and soybeans.
Linda and Budge have developed their products through their company, Infusion Sciences. www.infusionsciences.com