One of the most important vitamins for a normal and healthy energy-yielding metabolism is vitamin B12. Also known as cyanocobalamin, this vitamin is also essential for psychological function, maintaining a healthy nervous system and reducing tiredness and fatigue.
This vitamin-like substance ensures chemical reactions in your body run smoothly. The kidneys, lungs, liver, heart and skeletal muscles require a lot of energy to run and consequently contain the highest concentration of CoEnzyme Q-10.
Vitamin B12 is needed by your body to help it convert food into energy. It also contributes to red blood cell formation, normal function of the immune system and reduces tiredness and fatigue.
Vitamin B12 is water soluble, which means you need to consume it every day. Adults need a daily intake of 1.5mcg. As vitamin B12 is mostly found in animal products, if you’re vegetarian or vegan you may benefit from taking a supplement.
Iron is an essential mineral that contributes to haemoglobin formation and normal oxygen transport around your body. Iron also helps normal energy-yielding metabolism - if you don’t get enough energy you can feel tired.
Younger women need more iron than men, due to menstruation, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Women aged 19-50 years should consume 14.8mg per day, whereas those aged over 50 and men need 8.7mg every day.
Co-enzyme Q10 is found in every cell in your body and is involved in the production of energy. There are particularly high levels in your heart, lungs and liver, as these organs require lots of energy to function properly.