Fatigue is a well-known condition. Everyone sometimes feel overtired or overworked. This type of fatigue is usually temporary and due to some identifiable cause such as stress, excess of work. But sometimes, the fatigue lasts longer and is more profound. This type of fatigue is not the same as sleepiness, which we all feel at th...
Fatigue is a well-known condition. Everyone sometimes feel overtired or overworked. This type of fatigue is usually temporary and due to some identifiable cause such as stress, excess of work. But sometimes, the fatigue lasts longer and is more profound. This type of fatigue is not the same as sleepiness, which we all feel at the end of a tiring day. You feel constantly weak, with diminished energy and mental capacities. It can have an impact on your well-being and even health.
This is called chronic fatigue, and requires an action to be solved, or at least alleviate the symptoms. We list below some supplements that can be a good start for this purpose:
A deficiency of magnesium, even if very mild, can result in chronic fatigue, or cause symptoms similar to those of chronic fatigue. Studies have found that taking a supplement of magnesium generate significant improvements in magnesium levels in the body, thus reducing chronic fatigue symptoms.
Omega 3 fatty acids, such as those found in fish oil may also help reduce fatigue. Studies have found that people with chronic fatigue often have a diet with a high intake of Omega 6, and a low intake of Omega 3. Therefore, their ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids is too low. Supplementing with omega 3 in fish oils can be a good solution to increase the Omega 3 intake and get a better balance between Omega 3 and Omega 6.
Vitamin D is not used specifically to treat syndrome of chronic fatigue, which means that using this supplement alone is not going to help overcoming the problem. However, studies have evidenced that not getting enough vitamin D might worsen the symptoms of chronic fatigue.
L-Carnitine is an essential nutrient in the production of energy by the cells of the body. A study was conducted to compare L-Carnitine with amantadine, a drug used to treat fatigue symptoms. The results were that the drug was poorly tolerated and produced no visible improvement for chronic fatigue. On the contrary, with carnitine, there was a significant improvement after 2 months of treatment, without side effects. Carnitine is considered safe, with no significant side effects reported in any of the studies using this supplement.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) also plays a role in the energy production by the cells. Low levels of CoQ10 have been found in the blood of people suffering from chronic fatigue, when compared with people not suffering from it. Therefore, this suggests that supplementation with Coenzyme Q10 can be useful to boost the energy production process and reduce symptoms of chronic fatigue.
Melatonin has been found in studies to alleviate fatigue symptoms among people with chronic fatigue syndrom. Melatonin is a supplement that induces sleep, and is very useful for people suffering from insomnia. If you have difficulties to fall or stay sleep, which might be a reason why you feel constantly week/lacking of energy. Taking a supplement of melatonin might be a solution to sleep longer. Take it only one hour before going to bed, and not during the day, as in this case, it can cause drowsiness and disturb your circadian rhythm (the rhythm that tells you when it is time to go to bed).
We mention vitamin C in this list, as it is a powerful vitamin known to boost energy and help alleviate fatigue's symptoms.
Taking a supplement of vitamin C might help you if you feel overtired or overworked. It is an interesting solution to get a boost for 1-2 weeks, but it might not solve the underlying chronic fatigue problem, so we recommend to use in combination with one of the other supplements in this list.
Description: Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is grown at high elevations in the Andes region of Central Peru. It has been traditionally used for centuries as a food source and as a general energy tonic. More recent scientific research suggests that Maca may help to support a healthy reproductive life for both men and women.Quality guarantee: NutriOptima...
Description: L-Carnitine is an amino acid that helps the body produce energy. It is important for heart and brain function, muscle movement, and many other body processes.Quality guarantee: NutriOptima supplements are made in Chile Our manufacturer has a SEREMI agreement
Description: This formulation provides a natural, concentrated source of the essential Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from deep-sea, cold-water fish. EPA and DHA support cardiovascular, joint and metabolic health.Quality guarantee: NutriOptima supplements are made in Chile Our manufacturer has a SEREMI agreement
Description: Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced in the pineal gland. Research indicates that Melatonin may be associated with the regulation of sleep/wake cycles.Quality guarantee: NutriOptima supplements are made in Chile Our manufacturer has a SEREMI agreement
Description: Coenzyme Q10 is a compound also called ubiquinone. It is an essential component of cells and is necessary for energy production in cells. Research has shown that CoQ10 supports healthy cardiovascular and immune system functions in addition to its vital role in energy production.Quality guarantee: NutriOptima supplements are made in Chile...
Description: Vitamin C is an essential nutrient well known for its vital role in immune system function. It is a highly effective antioxidant that can protect the body's structures from oxidative damage generated during normal metabolism. Vitamin C is also necessary for the production of collagen and is therefore important for skin, bone, and joint...