"Poor nutrition is one of the biggest things keeping our bodies from making the energy we need," says Teitelbaum. While it's best to eat a whole-food diet to get all of the essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, the reality is we often pick processed foods without much nutritional value. To help your body produce energy, Teitelbaum suggests supplementing with vitamins — and drinking them, rather than popping a pill (or handfuls of pills). "Pills often don't dissolve properly so the nutrients don't get absorbed, and they have added binders and fillers that your body doesn't need," he says. Instead, find a powdered multivitamin drink mix that includes all the energy-producing essentials: "You want 5 grams of ribose, the key energy nutrient for the body," Teitelbaum says. "Also shoot for at least 50 mg of each of the B vitamins, 200 mg of magnesium, 1,000 IU of vitamin D, 15 mg of zinc, 100 mg of vitamin C, and 200 mcg of iodine."
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