So what do we do when we really don’t feel like working out, or we’re noticing the ‘after-lunch slump’?
I hear about this energy need all the time from clients, even those who are athletes, and I experience it myself sometimes.
And spotting this universal need has led to me researching one of the most powerful, effective, long-term solutions I’ve found so far. One that cuts to the cause and gets real results.
The answer? It’s micronutrients (check out this blog), and a specific one called coenzyme Q10 1.
Before we talk about its benefits, remember our body needs the right balance of fat, protein, and low GI carbs. However, many of the important micronutrients we need for optimal nutrition simply aren’t there in the foods we eat. This is because the soil is deficient, to begin with, not to mention how foods are often processed, peeled, boiled, nuked and preserved before we get to eat them.
So, since 1992, I’ve made it my focus to also include learning about micronutrition, which is a constantly evolving field. Part of my work is constantly updating and working with top scientists in this area of cellular health. And coenzyme Q10 is a mighty molecule,.
Coenzyme Q10 – occurring in every cell in the body, with restorative and regenerative properties – can aid cellular maintenance and growth (which helps us deal with the effects of exercise, as exercising is actually is damaging to our cells.) It can help improve the functioning of organelles, like mitochondria (this part of our cell is like our ‘battery’ and literally helps us create our own energy supplies); and can even help reduce the appearance of age.
As you can imagine – it’s worth making sure we’re getting our quota!
So, if you’re keen to find out for yourself, and you’re like me and have found all the options out there a bit confusing, message me for guidelines on adding coenzyme Q10 into your routine.
Having completed several half marathons, a half triathlon, plus several non-stop-100K charity walks that took 28 hours, I know first-hand the difference it can make!
¹ “Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, is a compound that helps generate energy in your cells. Your body produces CoQ10 naturally, but its production tends to decrease with age. Fortunately, you can also get CoQ10 through supplements or foods” (Arlene Semeco, MS, RD, “9 Benefits of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)”, https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/coenzyme-q10).
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is a Lifestyle Consultant, with over 26 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador. She loves to globe-trot with her husband Chris (NZ, Australia, USA, UK + Europe and Indonesia are current favourites) relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.