Being exhausted during the day is far from being insignificant since it concerns half of the world’s population. In this article, we have selected the best vitamins and food supplements to help you fight against fatigue and regain your energy !
Why should you take vitamins and food supplements in case of fatigue?
With the change of seasons, when it’s autumn, for instance, many of us experience intense fatigue. The cause ? The comeback of cold weather, dietary changes, the decrease in light... All these elements lead to a decline in energy. Whatever the cause of the fatigue, having a healthy lifestyle and good sleep is not always enough. In that sense, vitamins and dietary supplements against fatigue can give a little boost to our body to help it regain energy, strength, and vitality!
What are the best food supplements and vitamins to take in case of fatigue?
Vitamins B and vitamin C against fatigue
Vitamins B is a group of eight vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8, B9, B12) that act in synergy within the body. Most of them are involved in cell regeneration and energy production because they indirectly help our body to convert food in energy (brought in the form of calories) into ATP, an energy that can be directly used by the cells of our body. A deficiency in one of these vitamins can lead to several symptoms such as severe fatigue, hair loss, or cognitive problems.
Vitamin C is known for its "anti-fatigue" action. It is essential for the synthesis of several neurotransmitters such as dopamine which helps us to start the day by maintaining our focus and motivation. It also supports the intestinal absorption of iron, an essential trace element in maintaining our energy.
At this time of the year, many of us start to feel tired. Supplementation with vitamins B and C can help you reduce your tiredness while providing your body with daily support.
Control your iron levels in case of intense and chronic fatigue
A lack of iron, even without anemia, can be the cause of physical or mental exhaustion. This is because our bodies need iron to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to organs and tissues throughout the body. Without adequate levels of iron, red blood cells will not be able to transport oxygen efficiently. A decrease in oxygen supply to muscles leads to physical fatigue and a weakening of our physical abilities. Iron, like vitamin C, is also involved in the functioning of our immune system and the production of dopamine.
Controlling iron stores is important especially for women with heavy menstrual cycles or pregnant women because of its importance to fetal development.
CoQ10, an effective supplement if you are exhausted
CoQ10 or (Co-enzyme Q10) is an antioxidant necessary for the cell to function, present everywhere in the body but in higher concentrations in our brain, heart, and kidneys. CoQ10 is produced by our body but its production decreases with age, which may lead to the need for supplementation. Insufficient amounts of CoQ10 limit the ability of cells to divide and to fulfill their functions, which can lead to severe fatigue in the long term. Fish, meat, and nuts contain CoQ10, but not enough to increase significantly the amount in the body. That’s why CoQ10 supplements may be a better solution.
Adaptogenic plants, against fatigue, stress, and overwork
Adaptogens are specific plants known to help the body adapt to certain conditions, such as chronic stress and fatigue, by acting on the regulation of several hormones related to these symptoms, which are cortisol and serotonin. Ginseng and Rhodiola are examples of adaptogenic plants containing pharmacological substances capable of improving stress resistance and concentration.
Our food supplement “Energy”
To help you get back your energy and vitality, we have designed the “Energy” food supplements. Available in our store. It is composed of vitamins B and vitamin C, as well as Ginseng and Guarana to help you fight effectively against fatigue and recover your motivation !