If you’re feeling tired all the time, let me tell you… you’re NOT alone.
Chronic fatigue is practically an EPIDEMIC in America today.
I have patients literally falling asleep in my waiting room chairs.
And they shuffle to the exam room with all of the energy of a sloth on tranquilizers.
These folks are REALLY suffering – and here’s what I tell them.
Fatigue is a classic sign that your body is missing something that it needs.
Here are seven nutrients you should be tested for – and should add to your diet.
Correcting these nutritional deficiencies can be the secret to ERASING fatigue and giving you a burst of energy you never thought possible.
Studies show most of us don’t get enough basic nutrients – and that can take a BIG toll on your energy levels.
Here are the main nutrients you may be deficient in when you are feeling tired:
- Iron: You need iron to make hemoglobin to carry oxygen throughout your body. Low iron leads to fatigue because you are not getting enough oxygen to make energy. If you are male or postmenopausal, you need to have your blood levels checked before you supplement.
- B vitamins: Vitamins B12 and other B vitamins are necessary for basic energy production throughout the body. B vitamins feed mitochondria – the energy producing part of every cell.
- Magnesium and potassium: Low magnesium contributes to fatigue and it’s a very common deficiency. Magnesium and potassium both play roles in muscle function and energy production.
- Vitamin D: Low levels of vitamin D are strongly linked to fatigue. This lack of vitamin D is one of the reasons scientists think we feel more tired during winter. Our bodies produce vitamin D when sunshine hits our skin. You especially need vitamin D if you live in northern climates, don’t get out in the sun much, its winter, or if you have diseases that increase diarrhea.
- Omega-3: These essential fatty acids are vital for good mood and cognitive ability. Without these crucial fats, you feel tired and unmotivated.
- Protein: Good quality proteins are needed in the manufacture of many hormones, including brain neurotransmitters.
Some of these nutrients are easy enough to add to your diet through foods or supplements – and some require testing first.
But addressing these nutritional deficiencies is the first step to winning the battle against fatigue… for good.