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Has This Year Left You Feeling Absolutely Exhausted ?

Most people today are living extremely stressful, busy lives, so it is normal to feel tired sometimes. This tiredness generally resolves itself after some rest and relaxation. Increasingly though, persistent tiredness is becoming a major problem for many people. Fatigue is a common presenting complaint in the majority of Australians, but it is also often misunderstood, and at times even dismissed, particularly if there is no easily identifiable cause.

If you have to drag yourself out of bed and struggle through your day, then you may benefit from some natural supplements to help give your energy levels a boost.

What Causes Fatigue?
Factors that may contribute to fatigue include:
Carnitine - Carnitine is an important nutrient that plays an important role in fat metabolism and energy production. It transports dietary fats directly into the mitochondria to be broken down and burnt as fuel for energy production. Carnitine may be beneficial if you want to lose weight and get an energy boost at the same time.
Coenzyme Q10 - Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vitamin-like compound that is essential for energy production. CoQ10 is beneficial in the management of fatigue as it enhances cellular energy production and is also a powerful antioxidant.
Lipoic Acid - Another useful nutrient for anyone who is tired is lipoic acid. Lipoic acid is important for the transport and conversion of carbohydrates into energy. It is also a powerful antioxidant.
Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids - Omega-3 essential fatty acids from fish oils or krill oil are vital for the integrity and stability of every cell in our body. Omega-3 oils stimulate energy production and help lower stress levels.
B Vitamins - B Vitamins are essential, especially when under stress. All the B vitamins are vital for the Krebs cycle to produce energy. A combination that includes magnesium with B vitamins is likely to help you feel energised and able to enjoy life.

You Are What You Eat
If you are tired, make sure you eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and drink plenty of water throughout the day. The quality and balance of the food you are consuming will have a considerable impact on your energy and vitality. Where possible, avoid overly processed foods and eat organic, natural foods, if available.
Ask Adrian about how dietary changes can help provide you with more sustainable energy levels.

Use It or Lose It
Engaging in regular physical activity is also important. Being active can help address some of the underlying problems causing your fatigue.

Recharge Your Batteries!
Holidays give us all the chance to have a well deserved break for rest and recovery, so take the time to enjoy being with loved ones and recharge your batteries. If you want to return from your holidays with more bounce in your step, then book an appointment with Adrian to develop a tailored dietary, lifestyle and exercise plan to help you leave fatigue behind.

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