Are You Feeling Tired?

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Are you feeling tired or run down? Do you feel like you could just curl up in a ball and take a nana nap? Do you fall into bed at night, and despite getting a full night’s sleep, still wake up feeling tired? If this is you, you may be suffering from fatigue.

Now days, people are living busy, stressful lives, so it is normal to be tired from time to time. This is generally resolved after getting some rest and relaxation. However, tiredness is increasingly becoming a major problem plaguing people today. While fatigue is a common complaint, it’s also misunderstood, particularly if there is no easy cause identified.

When your body systems are not working at their optimal levels, fatigue can occur. This ends up affecting you both mentally and physically. Fatigue has many different causes, these include:

  • Low iron levels
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Digestive and liver issues
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Unstable blood sugars
  • Stress
  • Mood changes
  • Excess body fat
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction

One of the main reasons for fatigue is poor energy production at the cellular level. The mitochondria create energy and damage to it leaves a person feeling tired. The damage can occur from poor diet and lifestyle choices. If you are experiences fatigue, improvement to mitochondria function helps increase energy levels. There are number of nutrients that support energy production and mitochondrial function, therefore decrease the fatigue you are feeling. This includes:

  • Magnesium
  • Ribose
  • Carnitine
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Lipoic Acid
  • Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids

Optimising energy levels can significantly improve the quality of life you have. Some lifestyle changes that can help increase your energy levels include:

  1. Eating healthy, whole foods and drinking plenty of water
  2. Exercising regularly

If you feel fatigue is an issue for you, contact me today. Together we can help you improve your energy levels by working out what suits you best.