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The Secret to a healthy metabolism and energy

There are eight B Vitamins including thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folate (B9), and cobalamin (B12).  B Vitamins are involved in many physiological processes including metabolism and energy production.

Metabolism is a term that is used to describe all chemical reactions involved in maintaining the living state of the cells and the organism. Metabolism can be conveniently divided into two categories:

Catabolism – the breakdown of molecules to obtain energy

Anabolism – the synthesis of all compounds needed by the cells

Metabolism is closely linked to nutrition and the availability of nutrients. B Vitamins are critical cofactors (assistants) in metabolism.  B Vitamins play a vital role in the catabolic process to breakdown food into energy throughout your body.  B Vitamins are essential for metabolizing carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

B Vitamin deficiency can disrupt your body’s ability to have a healthy metabolism.  B Vitamins also help power your energy production cycle to provide you with immediate energy needs.  During this cycle B Vitamins are essential co-factors that help produce what is known as ATP and is used for energy demand in all cells throughout your body. B Vitamins are used by every cell in your body and are a great supplement to add to your daily routine to support healthy metabolism and energy levels!  But, there’s something to keep in mind when selecting a B vitamin supplement.

B Vitamin supplements are available in two different forms — their active form and their inactive form. The active form is already bio-available, meaning the vitamins are ready to be used by your body immediately.  If it is inactive, the B Vitamin needs to go through the liver to be converted (or “methylated”) into its active form before your body can use it.  Unfortunately, this process can be timely, require other factors and result in the inactive vitamins being eliminated from the body before they can be used.

Because B Vitamins are water soluble, which means they are easily eliminated from your body, you need a daily intake of these vitamins.  Everyone will eliminate some of the B vitamin supplements causing your urine to look a bright yellow.  Certain medications, including birth control pills, can affect the absorption of nutrients including B vitamins, so supplementation may be required.  B Vitamins are your metabolism’s friend and helps provide energy for zest and vitality.

Time-Restricted Eating = Weight Loss

There is increasing evidence that time-restricted eating (TRE) can be one effective strategy in weight loss. What if someone simply limited the hours in the day in which they consumed food, reducing it from 15 hours per day to 8? Could suggesting that a patient only eat between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM, rather than the timeworn advice to simply eat less, be effective? A small randomized clinical trial of 21 overweight, nondiabetic adults examined the effect of TRE on body composition and glycemic measures. The TRE group—whose goal was an 8-hour eating window but whose average window was actually 10.4 hours—saw statistically significant reductions in weight (though this meant losses in both lean and fat mass), fasting glucose, visceral fat, and fasting triglyceride levels. Granted, it’s a very small study, but it adds to increasing evidence that narrowing the daily window for eating can result in weight loss as well as improvements in multiple health indicators, including insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease.

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Source: CBD – Offering Hope for Anxiety – David Perlmutter MD

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