8 Energy Supplements to Take When You're Dieting

8 Energy Supplements to Take When You're Dieting

One of the biggest mistakes people make on diets is they don’t take supplements. With fewer calories going into the body, there are also fewer nutrients going into the body and more likelihood of deficiencies to show up.

You’ll need a completely balanced program of supplementation, but these are some that you shouldn’t overlook:

1. CoQ10

Most people don’t get high amounts of this nutrient in their diet, but it unleashes the energy from the cells through the mitochondria. And if you’re on any medications, especially statin drugs, your CoQ10 levels will be deficient. This is an antioxidant you’ll love.

2. Lipoic Acid

This is an antioxidant similar to CoQ10, and it boosts your energy levels via the mitochondria. It literally mops up free radicals that zap your energy while burning fat.

3. Acetyl-L-Carnitine

This supplement is the choo-choo train of the fat tracks in the body. It shuttles the fat out of the cells into the mitochondria where they will be burned. You’ll burn fat very efficiently with this supplement.

4. CLA

This is a type of fat called conjugated linoleic acid. It’s missing from a lot of the meat that you buy at the grocery store unless you buy organic, hormone-free, free range meats. When you get enough of it, you lose weight. CLA eliminates the fat inside your cells.

5. D-ribose

Studies prove this supplement boosts energy plus if you have any injuries to your muscles, it could help heal them. It’s a must for anyone over the age of 40.

6. 7-keto-DHEA

DHEA is the anti-aging hormone, and if you’re over 40 years old, your levels are falling simply because of your age. 7-keto-DHEA is a precursor to DHEA so your body will make its own. The result – weight loss will speed up, and you’ll have the pep of a teenager.

7. Vitamin C

Deficiency of Vitamin C causes fatigue, and you’ll gain a paunchy stomach, too. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, and it will quench free radicals, which ends up giving you more available energy during the day.

8. B Vitamins

The way to tell if you need more vitamin B2 is to look at the color of your urine. If it’s not yellow all day long, your body is using every bit of vitamin B2 it can get from the food you consume. Vitamin B6 deficiency can cause swelling in the body. Vitamin B1 deficiency causes irritability. In fact, all the B vitamins are tied to energy production and your moods, so if you want to feel good, don’t neglect your B vitamin during your dieting.

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