Maintaining a decent level of energy throughout your productive day can be crucial for making sure that it remains exactly that: productive.
Working long hours can prove to be both physically and mentally exhausting – no matter what job or work you do. Be it manual labour or sitting in front of a computer, when done for extensive periods both can be exhausting in their own ways. And preventing this exhaustion as much as possible can mean the difference between a productive day and a totally productive day.
If you’re struggling to maintain your levels of energy throughout the day, then don’t fret. I will provide you with a list of supplements that could certainly aid you in this problem, bringing an abundance of energy and subsequent productivity, to your day.
Remember: Nutrition Trumps All
They aren’t called ‘supplements’ for nothing. They aren’t designed to be your only source of energy; they’re there to supplement your already existing sources. A balanced diet of macro and micronutrient dense foods should always take precedence and supplements should be brought in to enhance your diet. Now, having said that, let’s get into the list.
#1: Vitamin B Complex
A solid vitamin B complex can certainly come in handy when providing you with energy. When I say complex, I mean not just B vitamins but also other concoctions of vitamins and minerals mixed in with it.
A good vitamin B complex includes:
- Thiamine (B1)
- Riboflavin (B2)
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Folic acid
- Pantothenic acid
When all of these ingredients are combined, they work together to provide you with sustained and balanced energy levels throughout your day. I’d recommend that everyone gets the 100% RDA (recommended daily allowance) – which by the way, a good vitamin B complex will contain – but for more active people like athletes or those with considerably active jobs, I’d recommend getting 200%, doubling the dosage.
#2: My Protein: Activate
Activate is an energy blend developed by My Protein which combines chocamine, caffeine, B vitamins and antioxidants. This blend is considerably more beneficial in terms of providing you with energy than just using vitamin B alone; this is because of the other ingredients that it contains – especially the caffeine.
The active ingredients are:
- Cocoa extract
- Grapeseed extract
- Vitamin B6
- And various others
Activate is ideal for those who are preparing for physically exerting exercise but also for those who are looking for that morning/midday boost, to help them through their working day.
This supplement is a combination of iron, zinc and vitamin B12 – a concoction that becomes extremely useful when looking to energise your body.
Iron is one of the most crucial nutrients in the body. It is an essential mineral, which contributes to bodily functions such as the formation of haemoglobin and transportation of oxygen. And Feroglobin provides you with the perfect amount of iron whilst being easy on your stomach at the same time. Making it an idea-energising supplement at any time of the day.
Use Them Everyday
In order to maximise the positive energising effects of these supplements, I would recommend taking them every day, in the same quantities and at roughly the same time. This will ensure that your body is used to ingesting them at this time, meaning that it will maximise their effects by using them more efficiently.
Turn your body into a machine and stay energized throughout your day!