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Always Tired? You May need Vitamins?
 
 
There are numerous reasons you may feel fatigued. Tiredness could be a result of illness and disease, hypothyroidism, anemia, allergies, colds and flu, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, chronic stress, lack of sleep and even your eating habits. But what if your reason for tiredness is related to something much more straightforward and easier to manage such as a simple deficiency of key vitamins and minerals? We all understand that if you are low in iron, it can lead to anemia and anemia can lead
to tiredness. However, there are also other vital nutrients that play a role in your energy levels. Some of the more common vitamin and minerals that play a role in your energy levels are B vitamins which include B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6, B12, folic acid, and biotin. Vitamin B12 is the more recognized vitamin for energy, but a deficiency in even one of these B Vitamins can cause a decrease of energy, increase fatigue, sleep disturbances, memory loss and increased stress and anxiety because each one of them plays a unique role in regulating various functions in your body. Magnesium is an essential mineral for your body and is connected to over 300 different metabolic reactions, and one of those critical reactions is in energy production. Vitamin C and the mineral selenium are needed to support healthy energy at the cellular level. The important take away here is that vitamins and minerals themselves may not necessarily provide an instant boost of energy. The foods you consume provide energy in the form of calories from carbs, fats and proteins. Vitamins and minerals such as those B vitamins are critical in helping your body convert the foods that you do eat into energy. While other vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, vitamin C, potassium etc. help your body to complete the complex chemical reactions that must take place for you to feel energized.
 
 
Consider an Energy Drink to Replenish Energy
 
 
Now that you have an understanding of some of the essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs for energy, next comes the realization that most of us do not eat enough of the foods that contain these vital nutrients. One factor may be our obsession with diets that are restrictive. Low carb diets tend to produce a deficiency in B Vitamins, while other diets such as the Keto diet tend to create a deficiency in minerals. Often, we reach for quick energy drinks that may be high in caffeine and other stimulants
that temporarily alter the natural energy pathways and may even give you a jolt of energy, but it is short-lived and tends to result in jitters, big energy crashes and also dependency. Rather than go the route of a quick fix we like energy supplements such as the Sisu Ester C® Energy Boost. Sisu Energy boost supplements are great supplements for adding to your water and sipping on throughout the day, before or after training, even midday. Unlike energy drinks, as you have come to know them, Ester C® Energy Boost contains those much-needed depleted vitamins and minerals. It has buffered vitamin C, Vitamin B, electrolytes, calcium, magnesium and trace minerals. Be sure to eat lots of colourful fruits and vegetables, and find a balance of eating whole grains, healthy fats, and leaner protein sources to keep providing your body with the dietary energy sources it needs. Keep in mind healthy foods are the gas to your tank, and how your body functions will be directly related to the type of fuel you add to your tank.
 
 
Resources
 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17659898
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10448529
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22264303
 
 
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