I have been asked to do this before, review supplements that claim to make us feel better, but I have always been put off them. Until now. When Pharma Nord approached me with two supplements they sounded exactly like the sort of thing I needed.
The first is Bio-Chromium and helps to control blood sugar levels throughout the day. Something I often really struggle with and then when my blood sugar drops, typically because I have skipped a meal, I reach for the first thing I can find: biscuits. And then I get a massive sugar hit and feel awful. Over the past few months I have been trying much harder to maintain my blood sugar levels, and this tablet twice a day is really helping to make a difference.
When I was pregnant I had gestational diabetes and was told that if I didn’t look after myself and make sure I ate at regular intervals I could end up being diabetic when not pregnant. Something that I clearly don’t want.
There are some days though where I hit the ground running and don’t get a chance to have any lunch until about 3pm but I no longer have the side effects of a sugar dip, I am sure because I have taken one of these tablets earlier in the morning.
It’s also all organic so I know it is not doing me any harm by taking it either.
The other supplement I have been taking is one that really had its work cut out. It is called Q-10. It is a vitamin like substance that our cells need to produce energy and to stay healthy. So by taking one tablet a day you are giving your body that extra nudge it can need. Certainly that I need to cope with the busy days I have to tackle. The Pharma Nord website explains much better than I can:
Coenzyme Q10 (or just Q10) is a vitamin-like substance. It’s also called ubiquinone (ubi is Latin and means ”everywhere”). When a cell needs energy it convert fat, carbohydrate, protein, and alcohol into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a molecule that stores energy in its chemical form. The cell breaks down the ATP molecule and releases the energy trapped inside. The entire process takes place inside the cells in some small bean-shaped structures called mitochondria. Coenzyme Q10 is found in all mitochondria. Muscle cells are particularly dependent on large amounts of energy, which is why muscle cells contain substantially more mitochondria than other types of cells. The heart muscle is a good example of body tissue with cells that contain a large number of mitochondria and have a correspondingly large energy requirement.
You can order them from the websites linked above.
As we move into autumn which is always a time of year that saps my energy I know Q-10 is going to keep making all the difference