by Joy Wang | December 16, 2016
Don’t we all try to be at our best with everything: work, family, friends, self-development… Yet there are times when we feel sluggish with our body, blue-ish in our mood, foggy in our memory… just hard to concentrate and get things done.
There can be many factors that affect our physical, mental and emotional states, but one critical thing that links with all of these health states is a group of micro-nutrients called B vitamins. Vitamins Bs play a critically important role to turn food into energy that fuels all aspects of our body’s metabolism through a series of biochemical reactions. They are not only important to support our physical activities, but also largely affect our brain performance and mood state.
A well-balanced diet incorporating all food groups of protein, healthy fat, complex carbs, and vitamins & minerals, should be a good source of the daily values of B vitamins. In reality, this type of diet is difficult to achieve in a world where the quality of food is compromised with chemical additives and processing. Furthermore, individual’s lifestyles vary as people may have dietary restrictions such as a vegan diet; people consume excessive alcohol, take medications, or just have too much stress and anxiety…
These scenarios can all negatively affect the absorption of Vitamin Bs from food sources and cause B vitamin deficiency. As a result, it’s necessary to take Vitamin B supplements as one way to supplement potential vitamin B deficiency and optimize your performances at all levels.
It also helps to understand how different types of “energy boost” work with your body. A quick “pick me up” of coffee or Red Bull can give you an immediate kick, but it wears out in a short time frame and leads to the feeling of “crashing and burning”. Whereas B vitamins work through complex biochemical reactions that improve nutrients' metabolism and absorption, to achieve a full fledge improvement on your physical and mental health over time.
Many studies have shown that taking vitamin B supplements on a daily basis over a prolonged period of time helps improve energy, vitality, metabolism, cognitive performance, and emotional mood state.
That’s why we formulated sho ENERGY+ with clinically effective doses of B vitamins plus Matcha to boost your physical, mental and emotional energies, in one small Spheri-Gel that you can click and go, wherever you need to be. Its particularly designed to be vegetarian and vegan friendly so that anyone who needs vitamin B supplementation can benefit from taking sho ENERGY+.
There are many factors that affect your energy, mood, and brain performance, and you should always consult your physicians for your serious health concerns, but the following areas may indicate potential B vitamin deficiency, and a daily dose of shoENERGY+ may help lift up your energy and spirit, to help you be at your best self.
Many studies have shown the benefits of vitamin Bs, especially B6, B12 and folate, in relation to our physical and cognitive performances, including the preventative effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Sho ENERGY+ was created and formulated with these scientific researches in mind. To keep individual's brain performance and metabolism to the best levels, sho ENERGY+ has a clinically effective higher doses of B12, B6, Folic Acid, B2 and B1, along with a potent antioxidant, calming agent of Matcha / green tea extract, to provide you with a versatile, quick and sustained energy support on a daily basis.
Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, is called the “energy” vitamin, as it helps overcome fatigue and exhaustion. It helps maintain a healthy nervous system and the red blood cells. B12 can only be obtained from eating animal protein, and people that are vegetarian or vegan can benefit from regular B12 supplementation.
Vitamin B6, or pyridoxine, helps the nervous system and red blood cells that control your metabolism. This vitamin is considered a “brain vitamin”. It works with neurotransmitters like serotonin, helping to maintain a healthy mental stage. This vitamin is essential for movement, memory, energy and blood flow.
Vitamin B9, or Folate, is best known for the development of a fetal brain and nervous system making this supplement essential for women at childbearing age. Research has shown folic acid’s benefits in cognitive performances and metabolic functions. Folic acid helps keep homocysteine levels at a normal range, as research shows that too much homocysteine in the blood has a negative effect on one’s health.
Vitamin B2, or riboflavin, supports cellular processes while helping the body metabolize fats and carbohydrates. It act as an antioxidant, helping to create a healthy metabolism. The top foods rich in vitamin B2 include liver from beef, chicken and veal, seaweed, mollusks, and organ meats.
Vitamin B1, or thiamine, helps keep the nervous system healthy, while helping convert glucose into energy. It also helps with cardiovascular function and supports energy levels and a healthy metabolism. Top food sources for B1 include nutritional yeast, seaweed, sunflower seeds and macadamia nuts.
These are a series of clinical studies (there are many more) that have shown B vitamin benefits in the improvement effects in energy, brain performance and mood state with the regular supplementation of B vitamins, and sho ENERGY+ is particularly formulated to provide you with the potent dosing strength that is packed in small, easy to swallow Spheri-Gels, where you can easily titrate up or down (e.g. 2 or 4 clicks a day) to fit your health and performance needs.
Hope this post helps you better understand how vitamin B supplementation can let you “B” – optimize your physical, mental and emotional performances so that you can be your best self!
In our next post, we will discuss in detail how the “+” of Matcha / Green Tea Extract in sho ENERGY+ not only adds antioxidant effects but also provides calmness and focus so that you can get things done with improved physical and mental energy!
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Joy and the sho team