For many of us, our first thoughts of energy occur on our way to coffee in the morning. For others, it’s about having enough energy to make it through the day. Science has shown us that human physiology needs more than just the stimulating effects of caffeine, nice as that may be. Given the right raw materials, your body acts like a power plant, a complex system that enables you to survive and thrive. Food is the raw fuel that goes into the power plant (like coal), your body is the power plant, and ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is the refined fuel that comes out, like electricity. ATP is the main energy transfer molecule within your cells, necessary for a properly functioning metabolism. Many nutrients play key or supporting roles in the production of ATP, such as CoQ-10, the B vitamins, alpha-lipoic acid, and acetyl L-carnitine. Healthy energy production is a key to feeling energized and vibrant.