Remarkably, about 1 in 4 people report that chronic fatigue is a significant problem, but just because it is so common this does not mean you should accept it.
Fatigue can affect both your mind and body with symptoms including muscle fatigue, lack of motivation, low mood, brain fog, aches and pains, headaches and often leads people to use food, stimulants, or alcohol to cope.
There are many different reasons why you may be constantly tired including poor sleep, lack of exercise, excess weight, unhealthy eating, and chronic stress. In your body, poor cellular energy production may be an important part of the picture. It is possible that fatigue can be a symptom of something more serious, so it is advisable to seek advice from a health professional before considering self treatment.
Dietary and lifestyle changes can make a big difference to your energy levels, and a number of nutritional supplements can support you on your journey back to abundant energy.
Exhausted? Shattered? Has your get-up-and-go, got up and gone? Do you rely on coffee and sugar products to gift you a lift, but then experience the 3 pm drop in energy?
Specific nutrients play an important role in ensuring optimal cellular energy production by supporting the function of the mitochondria – the energy-producing component of our cells. Feelings of fatigue have been linked to poor mitochondrial function, and the good news is that the provision of nutrients directly involved in cellular energy production, so called “mitochondrial nutrients,” can increase energy and reduce mental and physical fatigue.
Promising nutrients for improving cellular energy are magnesium, ribose, acetyl-l-carnitine and malic acid.
Magnesium is an essential mineral and a co-factor in the activity of the enzyme ATP synthase, which is responsible for the formation of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), the major form of energy used in the body.
Ribose is a five carbon monosaccharide and the structural backbone of ATP and speeds up the rebuilding of depleted ATP pools thereby increasing the energy producing potential, or “energy charge,” of the cell.
Acetyl-l-carnitine is an amino acid responsible for the transport of acetyl CoA into the mitochondria during fatty acid oxidation and is thus crucial for cellular energy production.
Malic acid is an organic compound made by all living organisms which enhances ATP production by providing a key step in the citric acid cycle.
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