Once in a while, we all tend to suffer from the afternoon slumps. To cure these sluggish conditions, some of us reach for coffee and others reach for sugar rich energy drinks. Rather than going overboard with all the artificial stimulants, why not take a look at a more natural approach? Vitamins!
If taking a handful of pills every morning is not your ideal way to keep your body energized, then look no further than Celsius! Each serving of Celsius contains 7 of the 8 B Vitamins which are known to aid the body in the breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose, which provides your body with energy. Sounds like a win-win combination! Great tasting Celsius with a free side of energy boosting vitamins? You can count me in!
Below you will find a synopsis of the benefits of the B vitamins from Jennifer Brett, N.D. For more detailed information, Brett provides a full breakdown on HowStuffWorks.com.
B Vitamins– In general aid in the breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose (this provides energy for the body) and the breakdown of fats and proteins (which aids the normal functioning of the nervous system). According to Dr. Jerry Gordon’s article “Ultimate Guide to B Vitamins, B vitamins also keep your skin, hair, eyes, mouth and liver healthy. Keep reading to learn more about the numerous health benefits associated with the B vitamins found in Celsius.
Riboflavin (B2) may be able to decrease the number of migraine headaches a person has. It might also help to prevent cataracts. Riboflavin has helped to increase iron levels for those suffering from iron-deficiency anemia..
Niacin (B3) is very effective at correcting high cholesterol and preventing or reversing heart disease.
Pantothenic Acid (B5) might be useful in treating rheumatoid arthritis. It could also be used to lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Pantothenic acid is commonly found in "anti-stress" formulas because it works with the adrenal glad to produce stress hormones.
Pyridoxine (B6) is knows to be effective against more than 100 health conditions. It's used against maladies as serious as heart disease and everyday aggravations such as premenstrual syndrome and sensitivity to MSG. It can even help prevent the formation of kidney stones!
Cyanocobalamin (B12) is used to treat asthma and has shown promise against HIV. In the elderly, it can help reverse a slowdown in mental function – and even seems to hinder Alzheimer's if the disease is caught early enough.
Folic Acid is most commonly used as a pre pregnancy and pregnancy supplement among women because according to the Center for Disease Control, “If a woman has enough folic acid in her body before and during pregnancy, it can help prevent major birth defects of the baby’s brain and spine”.
Biotin strengthens fingernails, relieves a scalp condition in newborns, and is very effective at controlling blood sugar levels in diabetics.
So there you have it! The wonderful list of vitamins on the supplements facts panel are not only providing you with healthy energy, but many have been shown to have amazing health benefits. So next time you feel a bit of the afternoon slump creeping in, kick it to the curb with a can of great tasting Celsius!
*Please consult with you physician before beginning any diet, training routine or taking supplements.