Are you having a slug day? That's when you faithfully set out to perform your best on your workout routine, but everything seems to take much longer than usual. Or, you may just be finding motivation a bit thin. If you've been working hard all week (or all month!) you may be running short on your antioxidant supply. The brain requires a steady flow of antioxidants in order to keep the free radicals -- which are simply a natural byproduct of the burning of calories -- under control. Of course, you need plenty of water to assist the clearing of free radicals. If you're watching your diet, eating those deep-colored fruits and veggies, and still feel "foggy," your brain may need a little more help. The most thoroughly researched antioxidant can be supplemented. It is known as co-enzyme Q10, or ubiquinone. One product is a chewable CoQ10 and has been found to be assimilated well. Another antioxidant which is readily available and inexpensive is lecithin. I have found supplementation with a daily dose of lecithin to produce a noticeable improvement in my brain function. Remember to balance your lifestyle by paying attention when you are putting out a lot of energy, whether it is physical, intellectual, or emotional.