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Fatigue, Lack of Energy, Tiredness

Suggested causes of fatigue 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.

Supplement Considerations

High Potency Multiple Vitamin and Mineral

A high potency multiple vitamin & mineral should contain boosted levels of nutrients (e.g. B-50 complex, magnesium, calcium, iron etc) that are vital to energy production at the cellular level.

Nutrients Enhancing Glutathione

A nutrients enhancing glutathione should contain natural agents that boost cellular levels of glutathione, which is required for efficient detoxification and chelating and removing certain toxic minerals and metals that can produce fatigue.

Fat Metabolizing Supplements

A fat metabolizing supplement should contain three natural metabolic conditioning agents that help regulate blood sugar and burn fat more efficiently.

Coenzyme Q10 and Hawthorn Supplement

A coenzyme Q10 and hawthorn supplement, both of which should directly boost energy production in every cell in the body. This product is an important consideration for individuals over 40 years of age due to the decreased synthesis of CoQ10 that occurs in the body as we age.

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.

Adrenal Support Nutrients

An adrenal support nutrient 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 help to reverse these effects of stress on the body, allowing individuals to feel more energized and combat many symptoms associated with fatigue and feelings of being chronically tired.

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