Ok, you’re in your fifties or sixties, and you feel tired at the end of a long hard day, that is to be expected right? Diminished levels of energy are normal for an old timer like you. Well, that’s what they always say, but there’s another side to the story.
What if I told you that there were many people in their fifties who have the same amount of energy they had when they were 30 years old? People who simply never feel tired? They can work a long hard day, then go home, workout or do yardwork and still have plenty of energy to hit the town or shoot some hoops with the boys afterward.
This is not a myth, it is not just wishful thinking. I know it for a fact; it can be statistically shown and I have proven it for myself. So take heart. If you are a bit over the hill, or even way over on the other side, you still have a lot of living to do and I will show you how to recapture that pep and vitality you wish you still had.
For a little background:
Our energy is primarily generated in the mitochondria, the tiny organelles in our cells that produce ATP – the body’s energy currency. The more ATP we can generate from the food we eat, the more energy we will have, plain and simple. You can enhance this production through exercise, diet and supplementation. With a simple smart program you can regenerate your energy production system to that of a much younger person.
* Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and/or take a B vitamin supplement. B vitamins are essential factors in the Electron Transport Chain, (ETC) one of the primary ways ATP is formed through oxidative phosphorylation. Because of this, they are also one of the key ingredients in those energy drinks you hear so much about.
* Supplement with Co q10, Lipoic acid, and L-Carnitine. Co q10 is another component of the ETC, it has gotten a lot of headlines over the years for its cardiovascular benefits and even been prescribed for heart patients in Europe. Lipoic acid is also required for the process to begin, and it is one of the best anti-oxidants available, with the added benefit of recharging the other common ones. L-Carnitine (an amino acid) is used to transport long-chain fatty acids to the mitochondria for burning. This potent combination has been shown in animal studies to rebuild mitochondrial function to a more youthful level. Taken together these supplements have an even stronger effect.
* Supplement with PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinine). This is a new supplement that has been shown to activate genes that produce new mitochondria themselves, replacing the ones that succumb to aging. It also has shown a strong neuro-protective effect, helping to preserve our indespensible brain cells. (see Studies page)
* Begin an exercise program. Yes I know this is the typical advise, but that is simply because it works. In addition to increasing your strength and reduction of weight, an exercise program – particularly if it is accented with very brief moments of vigorous exertion – can also stimulate the formation of additional mitochondria and critical enzymes like SOD which protect from the free radicals produced in the process. Exercise in many ways reverses the damage wrought by aging.
So there you have it. If you institute a program like this you will experience a significant and very enjoyable elevation of your energy levels throughout the day. When you think of it, isn’t that loss of energy one of the things we regret most about aging? Why be a victim if you don’t have to? Separate yourself from the crowd, get started on the track to youthfulness today!