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Every function of the body depends on the energy source adenosine triphosphate (ATP), but many people are unknowingly deficient in the vitamins and minerals that are required to produce it. If you are feeling sluggish or tired, boosting your ATP production can provide quick relief. There are four natural ways to support plentiful ATP production.
- Consume more chlorophyll through green vegetables or supplements. This molecule provides all of the mineral cofactors required by energy-making enzymes. Read more in 4 Incredible Chlorophyll Benefits.
- Supplement with Co-Q10, an essential link in the mitochondrial production line that creates ATP. The recommended dose ranges from 50 to 300 mg daily. Find out what dose best fits your needs in 17 CoQ10 Benefits You Can Enjoy Yourself.
- Optimize your Vitamin D levels to allow mitochondria to transport materials more easily for faster ATP production. Try supplementing with 5,000 IU per day. Find out more in Supplements for Fatigue: Correct Your Vitamin D Deficiency.
- Get adequate B vitamins and magnesium. Deficiencies in these are common and restrict energy-making enzymes. To correct a vitamin B deficiency, try at least 6 weeks of a high-potency B complex supplement, along with an additional 2,000 micrograms of sublingual (under the tongue) B12 every day. To boost magnesium, take 300 mg magnesium citrate or magnesium malate twice a day. Learn more in 3 Top Nutritional Deficiencies as Fatigue Causes.
Knowing how the body makes energy will allow you to provide it with the materials that it needs to keep you feeling awake, energized, and alert all day long.
You can follow all of these recommendations on your own, but you may also want to consult with an integrative physician to develop a comprehensive energy-boosting plan. You can find a local physician in our searchable directory.