More tired and hungry when the clocks turn back? You’re not alone. We also tend to eat comfortably as our biological clock is thrown off.
And that’s concerning, because nutrition experts consider fruits and vegetables to be the building blocks of human health. “It is important that you eat enough,” warns the NHS.
“Most of us are aware that fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamins and minerals, but that’s only part of the story.” says Dr. Miriam Ferrer, PhD, Director of Product Development at FutureYou Cambridge, a leading UK developer of nutritional supplements.
More tired and hungry when the clocks turn back? You’re not alone
PhytoEnergy+ contains a revolutionary formula called Spectra™ Total ORAC, a unique, all-natural blend of over 27 fruit, vegetable, and herbal extracts and concentrates
Fruits and vegetables are also rich in “phytonutrients” such as polyphenols and carotenoids, which play a key role in fighting oxidative stress, a cause of low energy levels, as well as high blood pressure, inflammatory conditions and more.
What is oxidative stress?
Oxidative stress can be the cause of low energy levels, caused by a buildup in the body of highly reactive and unstable molecules called “free radicals.”
Free radicals are a natural part of life: just breathing oxygen to generate energy for the body’s cells produces free radicals as a byproduct.
But poor diet, pollution, and lifestyle factors like smoking and alcohol can lead to an excess of these unstable molecules, which attack healthy cells.
This can leave vital cells damaged and less efficient, and even lead to cell death.
What are the effects?
Oxidative stress can make us feel tired and sluggish, both physically and mentally.
Over time, it can lead to a variety of serious health conditions, including cardiovascular problems.
As we age, our bodies become less able to deal with an ever-increasing buildup of free radicals.
How do phytonutrients help?
Thanks to their natural antioxidant capacity, phytonutrients found in fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, such as polyphenols and carotenoids, can reduce oxidative stress by stabilizing free radicals, preventing them from damaging cells in the body.
“If you often wake up feeling tired, with your brain feeling ‘sticky,’ then not having enough fruits and vegetables in your diet could be one reason,” says Dr. Ferrer.
Oxidative stress occurs when too many unstable, highly reactive molecules called “free radicals” build up in the body and begin to negatively affect cells.
“In the short term, oxidative stress can make you feel tired and sluggish, both physically and mentally,” says Dr. Ferrer. “But over time, it can lead to all kinds of chronic health conditions.”
Oxidative stress can be caused by poor diet and lifestyle factors such as smoking and alcohol. But it’s also a natural part of aging, as free radicals build up in the body.
Due to their strong antioxidant capacity, phytonutrients found in fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices fight oxidative stress by stabilizing free radicals. ‘Phyto’ simply means ‘of plants’.
There is no RDA for phytonutrients like there are for vitamins and minerals, so people often overlook the importance of including them in their diet.
And while many are aware of the energy benefits of B vitamins, magnesium, and coenzyme Q10, there are other options.
To offer much-needed support, Dr. Ferrer and the team at FutureYou Cambridge set out to develop a unique nutritional supplement that delivers a powerful array of key phytonutrients in a single, easy-to-swallow daily capsule.
I call PhytoEnergy+, contains a revolutionary formula called Spectra™ Total ORAC, a unique, all-natural blend of over 27 antioxidant-rich fruit, vegetable, and herb extracts and concentrates, including aronia, broccoli sprouts, green tea, kale, and quercetin. It also contains B2 which contributes to the maintenance of normal red blood cells and the reduction of oxidative stress.
‘ORAC’ stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, a laboratory test that measures antioxidant capacity. ‘Total’ means that it can act against the full spectrum of unstable molecules that can cause oxidative stress.
“A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is the best source of polyphenols and carotenoids, but this supplement is carefully designed to help us complete the full range of important phytonutrients,” says Dr. Ferrer.
“This can be especially helpful as we age and our bodies become less good at coping with oxidative stress.”
Liz Woodd, 79, from Gloucestershire, was an early adopter PhytoEnergy+.
I’ve always been a doer, away from home. Sitting is not in my nature,’ says Liz. “But the pandemic didn’t help at all because I had to slow everything down.
‘I was feeling low on energy, so when I read about PhytoEnergy+, I thought I’d give it a try and see if it could help.
And help. I feel like I have more energy than I did before.’
Spectra™ Total ORAC is widely considered “a revolution in antioxidant science.” It was the first formulation of its kind to be scientifically shown to reduce oxidative stress and support metabolic activity in humans, in two groundbreaking clinical studies.
Award-winning pharmacist and nutritionist Aidan Goggins is passionate about the importance of phytonutrients to our health.
This allows key nutrients like glucose, iron, and oxygen to circulate more easily throughout the body and brain, leading to lower levels of fatigue and higher levels of energy, both mental and physical.
Award-winning pharmacist and nutritionist Aidan Goggins, author of the international bestseller The Sirtfood Diet, is passionate about the importance of phytonutrients to our health.
“The scientific evidence is unequivocal that chronic oxidative stress is a key driver of poor health, and even of the aging process itself.
“Phytonutrients, especially polyphenols, are nature’s way of slowing down and even reversing this process. Vitamins and minerals work at a structural level, but polyphenols are much more sophisticated and exert benefits by turning on various “survival” genes in the body.
“With regular consumption, polyphenols improve our metabolism, our overall energy levels, and our cognitive and muscular health.”
Each easy-to-swallow capsule is vegan-friendly and gluten-free.
To support this powerful combination of phytonutrients, PhytoEnergy+ also contains our recommended full daily intake of iodine which supports healthy metabolism, normal brain function and energy production.
Naturopathic nutrition practitioner Neha Deol warns that a good quality supplement is essential for vegans.
Sourced from vegan-friendly PureSea® natural seaweed, sustainably and organically sourced from pristine waters in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
‘Iodine is an essential trace mineral that we need to consume from our diet to ensure our thyroid can produce the hormones needed to regulate our metabolism, advises naturopathic nutritionist Neha Deol. “It is not a nutrient that is produced by the body, so naturally a good quality supplement is essential for vegans.”
Dr. Ferrer hopes that raising awareness of the importance of including more phytonutrients in our diets can help some of us who feel ‘tired all the time’, as well as offer support for other health issues.
“Many of us are thinking about how to raise our energy levels, whether it’s through a healthy, balanced diet, regular exercise, a good night’s sleep, or just taking some time to relax and unwind,” he says.
‘A scientifically proven nutritional supplement can help, and the best way to find out is to simply try it. That’s why we’re excited to offer people the opportunity to try PhytoEnergy+ for free. All you have to pay is £1.50 to cover delivery costs.
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• Iodine contributes to normal cognitive function
• Iodine, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin B3 contribute to normal energy metabolism
• Iodine, vitamin B1 and vitamin B3 contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system
• Vitamin B2 contributes to the protection of cells against oxidative stress
• Vitamin B2 and vitamin B3 contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
• Spectra™ Total ORAC is a trademark of Futureceuticals, Inc., USA.
• PureSea® is a registered trademark of Seaweed & Co, UK.