I wondered if anyone knew of anything that would boost up my energy level? I am just starting a diet and would love to be more active, but have no energy at all. I do take a multi-vitamin, but that doesn't seem to help. I had blood work done and everything was fine. I just wondered if anyone had any ideas on what I can do about it.
Katie from PA
I would recommend B Complex. It has done wonders for me. I also take a daily iron supplement which also helps my energy level. Below is a list of conditions that B complex has shown to be beneficial for:
Anxiety and stress
Poor hair condition
Vitamin B-1 is important to your body's health. It can have pretty severe effects on your nervous system, heart, brain, cellular health and energy levels to name a few problem areas affected by a deficiency of B-1.
I have chronic fatigue syndrome. Some experts recommend drinking water because fatigue can be a symptom of dehydration.
Also, I would recommend verifying that your sleep is refreshing and rejuvenating. If you snore, you have sleep apnea and need to see a sleep specialist.
Best of luck. (04/19/2006)
By Carol from PA
If you used to eat a lot of sugary food, the lack of energy could be a form of withdrawal. Your body has to adjust. (04/19/2006)
By Cheryl from Missouri
Try getting up 15 minutes earlier and using the time to exercise. Works wonders for me! (04/19/2006)
Katie, get rid of processed and junk and steer towards whole foods such as fruits and veggies. Start your morning off with a glass of water and fresh lemon. There are lots of suggestions but know that what you eat plays such a big role in how you will feel.
You can get all the vitamins and energy you need by eating the right foods. Fresh and uncooked as much as possible to prevent enzyme loss. I have helped myself through CFIS to heart disease by putting only natural things into my body. Best of luck to you! (04/19/2006)
Begin by walking 1 minute. If you can do more add a minute or two or ten. Just the act of exercise will release chemicals that make you less lethargic
If you really want to get serious go to coolrunning.com for a plan that will help you eventually run! Worked for us! and now we run 2-3 nights a week (7 year olds and late 40-ish moms, one of whom is 50 lbs over weight!) (04/20/2006)
You might try a b12 supplement also. (04/20/2006)
Katie, In addition to your multiple vitamin use a sub-lingual B12 vitamin. B12 is better absorbed under the tongue. (04/20/2006)
Katie I take a vitamin called Life's Fortune.It has all your wholegrain food extracts and minerals. It will give you more energy. I love it and everyone I give one too goes out and buys a bottle.It can only be found in health food stores. (11/03/2006)
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