Energising Your Body This Winter

Winter is officially here, the nights are drawing in and while there are many reasons to be excited for the upcoming Holidays, the cold temperatures and reduced hours of sunlight can take its toll; leaving you feeling fatigued.

So How Do You Keep Your Energy Levels Up?

Like many people, the chances are that you resort to that hot cup of coffee, or those ice cold caffeinated drinks to stay focussed and keep yourself awake. While these may provide the energy boost that you require to write that report, go to the gym or even to take the kids out, research has shown that in the longer term you could actually prolong that feeling of tiredness.

A study conducted by Professor Peter Rogers from the University of Bristol in the UK, found that a reliance on caffeine could actually damage your levels of concentration, dexterity and overall mental agility.

Using a sample of 20 people, Professor Rogers was able to separate participants into two groups of 10; those who consumed caffeine on a regular basis, and those who didn’t. Each participant was then asked to perform a series of tasks having refrained from consuming any caffeinated products.

“Overall, regular caffeine consumers who’d been without caffeine overnight, were slower on the reaction time task, were sleepier and were less mentally alert than non-users.” Professor Rogers summarized.
Although tests showed that performance did improve with caffeine intake, this was only on a short term basis, and performance levels were only to the same standard as those who didn’t consume any caffeine.
Professor Rogers concluded that part of the reason for people thinking caffeine enhanced their performance was due to the dependency of the substance; as visualized by the diagram below:

Caffeine Dependency Cycle

Caffeine Dependancy

 

In addition to developing a dependency for caffeine, other side effects included participants becoming more anxious and jittery.

How Can You Reduce Fatigue?

Research has mainly revolved around the food and drink we consume, when investigating ways of keeping your mind alert.

Food groups

Foods such as:

  • Potatoes, Bread Rice and Pasta
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Milk & Dairy Foods
  • Meat, Fish, Eggs, Beans (Non-dairy based sources of protein can also be included)

These contain complex carbohydrates and are high in protein, which when consumed in appropriate amounts, naturally contribute towards boosting your energy and reducing tiredness. Chewing gum has also been seen to increase concentration and even improve a person’s mood.
In addition, regular exercise and getting the correct amount of sleep can also help to reduce the feeling of fatigue without having to rely on caffeinated products.

However, due to the stresses and strains of modern day living, it is not always possible to eat right or exercise on a regular basis. As a result, you could be exposing yourself to a variety of health risks.

The Supplement Solution

Natural supplements which contain vital vitamins and minerals provide additional support by giving your body the nutrients it may not otherwise obtain through your diet. This can help to combat fatigue, and prevent illnesses caused by nutrient deficiencies.
Here at Antiaging Nutrition, we have a fantastic range of natural supplements which provide you with all the necessary nutrients to increase your concentration, reduce fatigue, and return you to your best:

1. ATP Boost Energy Supplement 

ATP

Containing energy generating adenosine triphosphate from natural sources, ATP Boost Energy supplement can increase your mental alertness while also aiding recovery from illness.

2.  CoQ10 SR Slow Release supplement

CoQ10

 

Q10 is the most effectively absorbed coenzyme; improving your general health and increasing your stamina.  It can also reduce injury rates associated with exercise.

3.  Picamilone (Picamilon) Anti-Anxiety Supplement

Picamilone

 

With the ability to reduce anxiety, this supplement can improve mental agility – which includes memory problems.

 

For more great products like these, click here; or for more information, leave a comment in the section below.

 

Sources |
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29817519
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/tiredness-and-fatigue/Pages/energy-diet.aspx
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/nutrition-vitamins-11/help-vitamin-supplement

Food Image | BigStock Photos

 

Anti-Ageing Conference London 2014 Roundup

AACL LogoThis year we were lucky enough to attend one of the UK’s largest medical events, the Anti-Ageing Conference London 2014 (AACL).

Running from the 15th to the 17th of October, AACL saw some of the biggest names in antiaging and nutritional studies come together to discuss the future of the health industry.

But don’t worry if you weren’t able to make it, as we’ve put together this handy recap to fill you in on all the highlights from the exciting few days. Read on to find out more.

Held at the Kensington Town Hall, London, AACL consists of three days of enlightening lectures and workshops, giving people the chance to speak face-to-face with medical professionals and scientists from around the world.

 “A conference filled with knowledge and insight of 21st century and preventive medicine.”

The conference provides attendees with up-to-date information on all the latest breakthroughs in antiageing medicine, whilst also offering a fantastic networking opportunity to international visitors.

Now in its 11th year, 2014 was the AACL’s year of Nutrition, making it the perfect environment to meet Nutritionists, Nutritional Therapists and Dieticians.

Lectures From The Biggest Names In Longevity

AACL always attracts some of the biggest and brightest names in the industry, and this year was no different. Speakers included Dr Shoreh Ershadi, President of the Antiageing Institute of California; Professor Christophe de Jaeger, one of the founding members of the antiaging medicine movement in Europe; and Dr Richard Lippman, who gave an insightful lecture on free radicals in vivo, work for which has  previously seen him nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine.

You may also recognise the name Richard Lippman as the creator of the ACF228 Free Radical Scavenger supplements, a popular product on our website.

Below you’ll see a picture of Dr Lippman with attendee Helen Jacobs, who told us she spent over a year researching antioxidant products before deciding on Dr Lippman’s ACF228 formula (Helen also mentioned she purchases her Novisyn from us – it’s always great to meet a happy customer):

Dr Lippman and Helen Jacobs

And here you’ll see Dr Lippman with nutritionist and raw food expert Peter Pure:

Dr Lippman and Peter Pure

The IAS Booth

As well as enthralling speakers, AACL also features a wide selection of exhibitors, showcasing the latest in antiaging products. The IAS Group also had their own stall, and we took plenty of pictures throughout the day to show you how it went:

 

Break time at the AACS
Networking at the AACL
Marc Taylor, IAS Sales Director; Dr Thierry Hertoghe, President of EQUALL and Phil Micans, IAS Vice president
Marc Taylor, IAS Sales Director; Dr Thierry Hertoghe, President of EQUALL and Phil Micans, IAS Vice president
Break time at the AACS
Break time at the AACL
The IAS booth
The IAS booth
The IAS booth
Another shot the IAS booth

That’s our round up, but to see a full list of speakers, and for more details on the conference, visit the Anti-Ageing Conference London website.