Why am I so Tired all The Time?
Why am I so tired?
I get asked this question quite often. There are a number of reasons why you could be tired or fatigued and knowing the cause will help you find the best solution. Taking a look at what you eat is the first place to start. Without a healthy diet you won’t have the nutrients, the fuel, required for energy production. Aim for a diet that’s balanced with a wide variety of foods according to your lifestyle choice. Then you could top up on any nutrients that you may be lacking. For example, if you’re vegetarian, or vegan are you getting enough protein, iron, and B12?
Here are some things to consider:
If you don’t eat enough vegetables, especially green ones you may need some extra magnesium.
Consider an Omega oil supplement if you don’t eat oily fish, salad oils, or nuts and seeds. There are many lots of omega 3 supplements for you to choose from, as well omega oils like Udo’s Choice Ultimate Oil Blend which are suitable for vegans.
Low B12 is a common cause of tiredness and low energy. The best food sources of B12 are animal products. Nutritional yeast added to food is a good food source of B12 for vegetarian or vegan diets. Solgar B12 nuggets contain an easily absorbable form of B12 to help normalise levels so that you feel more energised.
Low iron is a common cause of low energy and tiredness especially if you don’t eat red meat. Try Salus Floradix Liquid Iron, it's one of my favourite iron supplements.
Food intolerance is a common cause of tiredness and fatigue. Eating foods that your body doesn’t want will affect digestion, immunity, and energy production.
Lack of sleep is a major cause of tiredness we can all relate to. If we don’t get a good night’s sleep it can leave you feeling exhausted and less able to cope with the demands of a busy day.
What about stress?
Stress, don’t get me started. This causes so much tiredness it’s unbelievable. Take a look at Stressveda. It contains Ashwagandha. This herb is classed as an adaptogen, which means that it can help the body to adapt itself so that it can deal with stress more effectively. Control the stress, control your energy levels. B vitamins are depleted when we are stressed so you could consider a B Complex supplement if you prefer. My favourite one is Solgar B100 as it contains high levels of b vitamins to support energy levels and help the body deal with the stress it’s experiencing.
Don't give up.
As you can see there are many reasons for tiredness and taking the time to figure this out will help you to improve your energy levels. Helping you to make the most of your time.
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