Thiamine (B1) is required for the conversion of carbohydrates to energy and is also a necessary component of the pyruvate pathway. This is particularly critical for our energy levels, which is why thiamin is categorized as a B vitamin for energy metabolism. It is also critical for the brain and neurological system’s health.
Niacin (B3) is also necessary for energy metabolism and aids in cholesterol and DNA repair. Niacin deficiency most frequently manifests as pellagra, a condition frequently associated with the Four D’s: dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia, and, if left untreated, death.
Riboflavin (B2) is critical for energy metabolism and the development of new bodily tissues. It is critical for the conversion of macronutrients such as protein, fat, carbs, and even alcohol, to ATP (our bodies’ energy currency).
Pantothenic Acid (B5) plays a critical part in the formation of new blood cells, the conversion of macronutrients to energy, and the maintenance of the nervous system, eye, skin, and liver health. Although deficiencies are poorly explored, we do know that a persistent, mild deficiency can be long-lasting and result in energy depletion.
Pyridoxine (B6) is critical not only for energy metabolism, but also for maintaining a healthy brain, the capacity to alleviate depression symptoms, and correct hormone production (like serotonin).
Glutamine, Arginine, Ornithine, Lysine, Citrulline, and Carnitine are amino acids. Essential components in amino acids may assist increase metabolism and physical performance. Some amino acids also help detoxify and rebalance the body. This combo can help you lose weight and gain energy. Experts recommend amino acid infusions over alternative delivery techniques due to the immediate results they provide. Along with diet and exercise, amino acid infusions can improve results.
Arginine, lysine, and ornithine act as vasodilators, which means that they help open up blood vessels. This is helpful for pre-workout activity and other conditions that may depend on proper blood flow to function properly. Citrulline is used by the body to make arginine, which boosts nitric oxide production and blood flow to the muscles. Carnitine helps the body convert fat into energy.