~ Glow Week Part I: ~
B12...The Natural Energy-Booster!
You might have heard about this awesome Vitamin before...and maybe you've also wondered, Does it really help with energy and aid in combating fatigue? There's actually been quite a bit of real scientific research in regards to Vitamin B12 and its effectiveness on the body when it comes to boosting energy. The results have been promising in many of these studies and a recent article published by the Journal of Human Nutrition & Food Science looks at in depth, a study of 89 published case studies that look at Vitamin B12 deficiency. Alarmingly, out of the almost 90 patients studied, the effects of a Vitamin B12 deficiency were often disturbing and showed that it can effect the body in many different ways- including: neurological impairments, skin issues, and psychiatric abnormalities.
As for its energy-boosting abilities, there have been numerous studies on Vitamin B12 as well and there have been possible positive results in these studies; however, there is more research that should be done to determine how effective B12 is as an energy-booster. The good news, is that many children and adults have a Vitamin B12 deficiency due to their diets, which are often poor and low in the necessary daily vitamins and minerals that our bodies need.
As we get older, the production of this vitamin is decreased and the possible links to conditions such as diminished cognitive functions and dementia are fantastic reasons to ensure you are maintaining a good daily level of Vitamin B12. Want to know more? Check out this fantastic article at The National Institute of Health. Looking for a way to add this supplement to your daily health routine, boost energy, and possibly reduce fatigue? Check out The Beauty Closet's top pick for Glow Week, below:
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
Advanced Energy Formula
Vegan-friendly and high in Vitamin B12 & B6, this specially-formulated energy booster is also a highly-effective treatment for Vitamin B12 deficiency. Also aids in fighting fatigue, improving the function of the heart, nerves, and musculoskeletal systems, and helps support a healthy nervous system and good sleep. This oral application method also allows for quick & effective release into the bloodstream and prevents an upset stomach as it bypasses the GI tract! Comes in a dark, glass dropper bottle and ease-of-use and mess-free, waste-free application.
I love that it arrives with nicely-designed storage tube that does a great job of also protecting the product during shipment and as an added bonus, the packaging makes it the perfect gift option as well :) Each bottle comes with a 30-day supply or 60 servings per container, which makes this an affordable buy too! Simply shake the bottle well before each use and take as a daily dietary supplement under the tongue [.5 ml] up to twice daily. It is however, recommended that you take the product before 3 pm. and that you do not follow it with food or drink for at least 15 mins. This is to ensure the best possible effectiveness of the product and make sure it's absorbed properly.
So what did I think? Firstly, it didn't taste terrible as I've tried similar products and they weren't exactly fabulously tasting. This one however, did a great job or adding tangerine oil to the mix which probably assisted with the taste. I also did seem to notice about a 20-35% increase in my overall energy and fatigue levels, which is notable- especially considering that I an anemic and tend to deal with fatigue and energy issues regularly. I really love that it comes packaged well and it doesn't cost an arm-and-a-leg.
Plus, this fabulous product doesn't contain tons of yucky ingredients like similar-type items that offer up claims that they boost energy levels, such as energy-shots and energy drinks. These other products are also likey full of unhealthy, sometimes unsafem ingredients- and often, ingredients that do little good and fall quite short of their claims. But NutraGlow has done an excellent job with this one and provided not only an affordable product, but on that does what it claims and is sans of unwanted ingredients to boot! I call that a major win in my book ;)