In Response to Always tired:
I live a very busy lifestyle and am often tired. Are there specific vitamins or nutrients that may give you a natural boos of energy?
Posted by JJ123
This is a great question and one that I get asked quite often. As far as vitamins and minerals go, the B vitamins and iron have an indirect correlation with feelings of fatigue. The B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine (B6), and cobalamin (B12)) work together to help your body use the energy you get from food. A deficiency in one or more of these vitamins may cause you to feel fatigued. You can get enough of the B vitamins by eating a variety of foods from the different food groups, however, if you are not doing so on a regular basis, then a supplement may help fill in the gaps.
Additionally, iron helps carry oxygen throughout your body. If you are not eating enough iron-rich foods you may feel tired or run down. Iron from meat, fish and poultry is better absorbed than iron from plants. Foods high in Vitamin C can help your body absorb more iron, while calcium, coffee and tea decrease your body’s ability to absorb iron. For most people, a well-balanced diet provides enough iron. If you are not meeting the recommended dietary allowance for iron through foods, a supplement may be recommended.
This information is not intended as medical advice, so please consult with your physician prior to taking a dietary supplement.
I hope you find this information helpful!