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Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue and fatigue producing ailments such as mononucleosis and Epstein-Barr Syndrome are poorly understood by modern medicine, and no single cause has been identified. Suggested causes include viral infections, food allergies, adrenal gland and dysfunction. The typical case of chronic fatigue syndrome arises suddenly, in a previously active individual. Usually the patient can describe an otherwise unremarkable flu-like illness or stressful occurrence as the triggering event. There is often continued low-grade fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, headache, joint aches, and unbearable exhaustion. As the syndrome continues, usually there is disturbed sleep, difficulty in concentrating, and depression. Fortunately, over time, most patients gradually improve.

 

Supplement Considerations

High Potency Multiple Vitamin and Mineral

A high potency multiple vitamin and mineral should contain optimal dosages of key nutrients that help boost overall energy production within all cells of the body.

 

Nutrients Enhancing Glutathione

A nutrients enhancing glutathione should contain ingredients that boost cellular levels of glutathione, which is a key antioxidant, detoxifying agent, and chelating agent that helps rid the body of toxic metals and minerals that can contribute to chronic fatigue. It also helps boost immune function.

 

Oil of Oregano Supplement (P73 source)

An oil of oregano supplement should contain active constituents that have been shown to kill many viruses, bacteria other pathogens that can be a factor in chronic fatigue.

 

Coenzyme Q10 and Hawthorn Supplement

A coenzyme Q10 and hawthorn supplement , work synergistically to boost energy production at the cellular level. This is most important for those over 40 years of age.

 

Herbal Detoxifiers and Immune Support

Herbal detoxifiers and immune support should contain four natural agents that are shown to boost immune function and enhance the function of detoxification enzymes in the liver – ridding the body of toxins and other impurities.

 

Herbal Detoxifiers and Immune Support

Herbal detoxifiers and immune support should contain natural adaptogens, which suppress the over secretion of cortisol from the adrenal glands when a person is under stress. Individuals with chronic fatigue often show high cortisol levels or an abnormal cortisol secretion pattern, which weakens the immune system and other negative effects on brain function and the inflammatory process. Adrenal support nutrients should help to reverse these effects of stress on the body, allowing individuals to feel more energized and combat many symptoms associated with chronic fatigue.

 

Chelated Iron Supplement

A chelated iron supplement should contain chelated iron that is highly bioavailable and non-constipating. An individual with chronic fatigue, who has a low serum ferritin blood level between 12 and 20ug/dL should include this supplement in the management of their condition

 

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