The best vitamins for energy
Table of contents
- Introduction into tiredness, fatigue and energy
- What are vitamins?
- How many vitamins are there?
- What are the best vitamin for energy?
- What vitamins for energy are contained in Memoraid?
- Summary and best ways to improve energy levels
1. Introduction into tiredness, fatigue and energy
Low energy levels and tiredness is a big problem across the world. For example, almost 40% of the American workforce suffer from fatigue (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4158648/). We are all looking for ways to boost are energy levels: ensuring we get the necessary vitamins within our diet and vitamin supplementation are some of the best ways to boost energy levels, concentration and reduce tiredness. Vitamins play an essential role in energy production and it therefore makes sense that we can suffer from tiredness and fatigue if we don’t provide our bodies with these dietary necessities.
2. What are vitamins?
Vitamins are a group of substances that are needed for normal cell function, growth and development (https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002399.htm).
3. How many vitamins are there?
There are 13 essential vitamins that we need to get within our diet. They include:
4 fat soluble vitamins:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
9 water soluble vitamins:
- Vitamin B1 – Thiamine
- Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3 – Niacin
- Vitamin B5 – Pantothenic acid
- Vitamin B6 – Pyridoxine
- Vitamin B7 – Biotin
- Vitamin B9 – Folic acid
- Vitamin B12 – Cyanocobalamin
- Vitamin C
4. What are the best vitamins for energy?
Out of the vitamins listed above, the below are the best vitamins that are most well known for their energy boosting properties.
Vitamin B1 – vitamin B1 also known as thiamine plays an essential role in energy metabolism. Vitamin B1 is a major factor in glucose metabolism, glucose is one of the major simple carbohydrates that we utilise for energy production. A deficiency in vitamin B1 can therefore disrupt our bodies ability to obtain the energy we need from glucose (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1375232/).
Vitamin B2 – vitamin B2 helps release energy from the food we eat. Vitamin B2 helps with the absorption and utilisation of iron. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4772032/)
Vitamin B5 – vitamin B5 assists mental performance and brain energy. Vitamin B5 is critical in the metabolism and synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, playing a role in release of energy (https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Pantothenic-acid).
Vitamin C – vitamin C is an essential micronutrient and potent antioxidant. It plays a role in the generation of metabolic energy (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5707683/)
Vitamin D – Low levels of vitamin D have long been associated with low energy levels and tiredness. The correction of vitamin D levels can reduce fatigue, improving energy and reducing tiredness. A study was done in 174 adults who presented with chronic fatigue. Patients were given vitamin D treatment for 5 weeks. Normalization of these vitamin D levels significantly improved fatigue symptoms (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4158648/).
5. What vitamins for energy are contained in Memoraid?
Ingredients and brain foods contained in Memoraid – The Complete Nootropic
Memoraid – The Complete Memory Supplement Formula
Memoraid® Formulation - is a 15 Ingredient brain supplement focusing on memory improvement, focus increase, increase in concentration, energy boost and immune increase. It contains 15 brain foods and nutrients in one capsule. Total Serving in TWO Capsules. Also available at Holland and Barrett.
Sage (Salvia Officinalis) Extract (20:1) – 166.5mg (Equivalent to 3330mg of Sage)
Korean Ginseng Extract (10:1) – 38mg (Equivalent to 380mg of Ginseng)
Ginkgo Biloba Extract (50:1) – 100mg (Equivalent to 5000mg of Ginkgo)
Blueberry Extract (40:1) – 150mg (Equivalent to 6000mg of Blueberry)
L-Tyrosine (Vegan) - 160mg
Vitamin D3 Vitashine® (Vegan) - 25mcg
Vitamin E (Natural) - 14mg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine HCl) - 30mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) - 3mg
Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide) - 35mg
Vitamin B5 (Calcium Pantothenate) - 20mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl) - 10mg
Vitamin B9 (Folic acid) - 200mcg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin acid) - 1mg
Tiredness and chronic fatigue are both very common complaints across the population worldwide. The major contributory factors that lead to low energy, tiredness and fatigue include:
- Western diets, high in fats and sugars
- People being over worked
- Busy hectic lifestyles leading to poor diet and increased use of fast food
If the body isn’t provided with the vitamins it needs then it cannot perform its physiological processes as normal which can lead to symptoms of lack of energy, tiredness and fatigue. Ways to improve energy levels include:
- Supplement with a daily multi vitamin including the B vitamins and vitamin D
- Switch to a Mediterranean diet high in fruit and vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals
- Exercise regularly