June 16, 2004
| Fatigue &
Nutrients for Boosting Your Energy
The body’s cells require a vast array of nutrients
for optimal energy production. Many of thesesuch as CoQ10
and L-carnitinecan’t be found in conventional multivitamin-multimineral
supplements. Otherssuch as the B vitamins and vitamin Caren’t
always present at optimal levels to conquer fatigue. So whenever
I put a woman on a program to boost her energy, I always recommend
covering her bases by optimizing the amounts of key nutrients in
her daily supplement regimen.
In addition, I recommend the amino acid L-tyrosine for women who
battle fatigue due to stress, poor nutrition, and the aging process.
Tyrosine has an enormous impact on energy because it revs up metabolism.
It is also converted into a set of chemicals that boost physical
stamina, mental energy and sharpness, and enthusiasm for life. It
helps maintain healthy thyroid function and healthy weight, and
it can even improve a woman’s sex drive!
L-tyrosine is produced in the body from another
essential amino acid called phenylalanine, which is abundant in
foods like meat, poultry, fish, almonds, seeds, and peas. It is
the precursor for both the thyroid hormones that drive metabolism
and the set of sympathetic nervous system chemicals dopamine,
norepinephrine, and epinephrine that affect metabolism and
regulate your fight or flight stress response.
Suggested dosage: 500-1,000 mg of L-tyrosine
once or twice a day with vitamin B complex on an empty stomach or
with a carbohydrate snack.
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