Nutrients That Can Reduce Chronic Fatigue
Our bodies rely on vitamins and minerals to generate energy. Many people that struggle with chronic fatigue are generally deficient in key nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin B12, B complex and zinc.
Boosting magnesium levels is a powerful strategy for reducing fatigue and improving energy. Magnesium also helps with chronic fatigue by relieving stress and promoting sleep.
The top food sources of magnesium are leafy greens, sprouts, bananas, sea vegetables and avocados. Pumpkin seeds, nuts, dark chocolate, and coffee are also good sources of magnesium.
Low vitamin D levels are also associated with the activation of numerous inflammatory processes which can lead to chronic fatigue. Vitamin D3 is the biologically active form of vitamin D and is better than D2.
Our bodies naturally produce vitamin D3 in when exposed to the sun. If possible it is beneficial to get 15-20 minutes of sun exposure daily.
If you can’t get adequate levels of vitamin D from sunlight and foods, it is a good idea to supplement with a high quality vitamin D supplement.
Vitamin C is necessary for the immune and nervous systems to function properly.
Low levels of vitamin C can inhibit the proper functioning of your adrenal glands which can lead to chronic fatigue.
Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, like oranges and lemons, and papaya, guava, and strawberries. Vegetable sources of vitamin C include broccoli, kale, and yellow bell peppers.
Zinc decreases inflammation, promotes healing and supports immune function.
Dietary sources of zinc include spinach, asparagus, nuts and seeds such as cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and watermelon seeds are also high in zinc.
B vitamins are necessary for converting food into energy. Inadequate amounts of B vitamins limits the ability of the mitochondria to generate energy, leading to chronic fatigue.
Foods that are rich in B vitamins are beans and peas, beef, wild-caught fish and green leafy vegetables. It can be difficult to obtain adequate amounts of all of the B vitamins from food.
Supplementation is a great way to ensure you have optimal amounts of these important vitamins.
Low energy and chronic fatigue are the major symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency.
To correct deficiencies of B12, supplementation should be considered. The best form of supplemental B12 for optimal absorption is methylcobalamin.
It is important to keep in mind that there are multiple causes or triggers for chronic fatigue and it is different for everyone. Therefore it is important to identify and treat the upstream issue if you want a long term solution.
Although I have found the above nutritional supplements effective in treating chronic fatigue in general, it could differ for you.
Diagnostic Dowsing is an excellent way to identify and personalise your treatment for chronic fatigue and your overall health.