Do you ever get that feeling of utter exhaustion – almost to the point of being weak or sick? Or you’re so tired that you are unable to perform your regular, everyday activities? You may be suffering from more than just simple sleepiness. Fatigue is becoming more recognized as a health problem recently, and can severely affect your overall health. If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, there are things you can do to combat this debilitating condition.

What is Fatigue? 

Fatigue can be physical or mental, and is not always associated with feeling drowsy. There are multiple causes for fatigue, including prolonged mental stress, jet lag, depression, disease, lack of sleep and vitamin deficiencies. To treat fatigue, you can make behavior modifications, dietary modifications and can utilize the benefits of several natural remedies.

What are the signs of fatigue?

  • Consistently being tired or sleepy
  • Consistent irritability
  • Depression
  • Loss of appetite
  • Digestive Problems
  • Reduced immune system strength
  • Muscle weakness

To combat fatigue, consider the following behavior modifications:

  • Increase your daily water intake
  • Monitor your caffeine intake throughout the day
  • Eat breakfast and eat consistent meals throughout the day
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Avoid overeating during the day to avoid fatigue in the late afternoon
  • Increase your iron intake
  • Begin or maintain regular exercise habits
  • Participate in relaxation training and techniques including meditation
  • Examine your current levels of stress
  • Consider adding natural nutrient supplements to your diet

Ginseng is a root that is native to the harsh conditions of Siberia. It has been used throughout Eastern medicine for generations for its numerous health benefits. Ginseng is best known for its ability to increase energy levels, to decrease stress levels and to improve a person’s ability to manage stress. Ginseng is most commonly added to the diet in capsule form or in hot teas.

L-Carnitine is an amino acid that plays an important role in energy production within the body. A deficiency in L-Carnitine can create the feeling of weak muscles and muscle fatigue. L-Carnitine can also help to metabolize fat that is used as energy, and when added to the diet can improve your energy levels and stamina. You can add this important amino acid into your daily routine through capsule or tablet supplements.

Maca roots are found in Boliva and are used for a number of health benefits, including increased endurance, stamina, the reduction of stress and the enhancement of sleep quality. The Maca root has been used for centuries in South America and is now most commonly offered within a capsule or tablet form as a dietary supplement.

Coenzyme Q10 is a relatively new molecule that was discovered in 1957. Coenzyme Q10 is responsible for 95% of the energy production in the body. Coenzyme Q10 can be synthesized within the body and is found in several food sources, primarily meats and organ meats. You can also add this important molecule into your diet through multi-vitamins and targeted supplements.

Fatigue is a common problem among millions of people around the world – so you’re not alone! With lifestyle changes, dietary improvements and the addition of powerful supplements, you can reduce the effect that it has on your overall health and get back to feeling yourself!

Get Strong! Stay Strong!

Chris Kolba

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