I’m going to go out on a limb today and guess that you don’t always have nearly the level of energy that you’d like to have.
It’s not surprising. Lacking energy is one of the most common reasons that people consult their doctors. But what makes this challenging is that there are many potential reasons why you may be resembling Dagwood Bumstead on a regular basis.
So it’s important to figure out what may be driving your daytime drowsiness and do something about it!
Here are 10 of the most common causes of low energy, and how you can turn them around and get more pep in your step!
The 10 most common causes of low energy
1- Vitamin B12 deficiency
Vitamin B12 is essential for your body to create energy, so when you are low in it, your body simply cannot support your body’s energy needs…and you find yourself perpetually pooped out as a result!
Sadly, B12 is a very common deficiency and here’s why.
Your body needs stomach acids to cleave B12 from your foods and absorb it…but since SO many people are on acid reducers, their bodies can’t do this.
Plus as you age, your stomach acid production decreases which can also cause B12 deficiency. In addition, vegetarians are at risk of deficiency because B12 is commonly found in red meats.
The fix: Hydroxaden 2.5 Vitamin B12 spray can help ensure that you have high-energy supporting levels of this crucial nutrient.
Hydroxaden 2.5 provides a therapeutic 2.5 mg of vitamin B12 in every daily dose, plus vitamins B2, B3 and B6 which work with B12 to support the pep in your step, as well as help prevent heart disease!
Since it’s an oral spray that you spritz under your tongue, the B12 can be absorbed through the mucus membranes in your mouth, and bypass any issues from stomach acid shortages you may have going on.
Your body must have adequate water to help deliver nutrients to your cells and sweep away wastes—two things that have a tremendous impact on your energy level.
But dehydration is alarmingly common, and many people don’t even realize they’re dehydrated.
If your urine is dark yellow anytime other than first thing in the morning or you wait until you’re dying of thirst before you give in and drink water, you are very likely dehydrated.
The fix: Drinking water is an area where old habits are tough to change. What makes this worse is people are used to opting for soda, Red Bulls, 5-hour energy drinks or coffee instead.
Start by swapping out at least one of your “other drinks” for a glass of water each day. Also, have a glass of water just before each meal. In addition to contributing to your daily water needs, it will also help fill you up so you’ll eat less (and you know what that means—a smaller waistline!).
Lastly, fruits and vegetables count as water too. So the more you up your produce intake, the more water you’ll naturally take in.
3- Lack of exercise
Exercise creates an interesting phenomenon—it uses energy but also creates energy!
As you become fit, all your organs work better because they're getting the oxygen and glucose they need and eliminating toxins -- and that means increased energy.
The fix: No need to dread the word “exercise” and you don’t have to get fancy. Even walking at a brisk pace for at least 30 minutes is helpful. According to the American Heart Association, women who walked briskly three to four times each week reported almost 20 percent MORE energy than their sedentary peers.
Get your doctor’s OK, get a buddy (even the dog can be your buddy) and get moving.
4- Magnesium deficiency
Being low in magnesium can also cause low energy and fatigue.
However, unlike B12, it’s a bit easier to get magnesium in your diet and actually absorb it!
The fix: One of the best dietary sources of magnesium is nuts—especially almonds, pecans, cashews and walnuts—and they also happen to be great snack choices to keep your energy high during the day.
Other high magnesium foods include dark leafy greens, seeds, beans, fish, dark chocolate, yogurt, avocados and bananas.
Certain medications can sap your energy and leave you literally dragging.
These include medications for allergies, antidepressants, anxiety medications, statins, blood pressure drugs, and opioid painkillers.
The fix: Talk to your doctor about natural alternatives. For example, fish oil (found in our VitalMega-3 fish oil formula) has been medically PROVEN to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, plus it’s also helpful for depression too.
Probiotics like Super Shield Multi-Strain Probiotic Formula have been shown to be a big help with allergies.
And the natural anti-inflammatory action of turmeric (found in our Optimal Turmeric Blend) has been compared to opioid painkillers in terms of effective pain relief!
6- Candida overgrowth
Yeast (Candida) overgrowth can cause a myriad of health problems, including fungal nail infections, digestive problems, brain fog, joint pain and low energy and fatigue.
The fix: If you suspect you have a Candida problem, you’ll need to attack it head-on and curb the overgrowth, and Optimal Yeast Support Blend can help make that happen!
Optimal Yeast Support Blend contains a well-researched blend of the best, most effective natural herbal antifungals and antimicrobials plus biotin, that work together to fight back at yeast overgrowth and encourage a healthier intestinal yeast population.
7- Low thyroid
Low functioning thyroid (hypothyroidism) is a very common cause of low energy and fatigue.
The fix: Getting tested is essential, but many doctors will typically do just one test--a TSH test.
However, the TSH does NOT always detect a thyroid challenge. That means many people with undiagnosed thyroid problems continue to suffer!
A better approach is to have a thorough battery of tests including:
- Total T4
- Free T4, T3
- Thyroid peroxidase antibody
- Thyroid binding globulin
- TRH challenge test
If thyroid hormone replacement is recommended to you, there two options:
Synthetic hormones (such as Synthroid)—which contains only one thyroid hormone (T4).
Bioidentical thyroid hormones (such as Nature-Throid)—these are made from desiccated pig thyroid glands and contain the complete range of thyroid hormones (T1, T2, T3 and T4). These are BY FAR the best choice.
If your doctor is unfamiliar with Nature-Throid, ask him to research it, or find a doctor who is familiar with it.
This is a touchy subject because most smokers don’t like to talk about quitting, but I’ve got to go there and here’s why.
It doesn’t matter how old you are—if you have been smoking every day for 10, 20, 30 years or more, you are in basically drip-feeding your body poison.
And if you don’t think that slowly poisoning yourself daily has any effect on your level of energy, then there’s a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you.
Smoking typically leads to people feeling tired, rundown and even lethargic and unmotivated.
The good news is the vast majority of people report a noticeable increase in energy, vitality and zest for life after quitting smoking!
The fix: Do whatever you need to do to put that deadly habit behind you for good. There is a plethora of stop smoking programs, counseling and aids out there.
I must caution you, however, about using Chantix. The side effects are arguably as bad or worse than smoking.
9- Poor digestion
Nothing your body does demands more energy than digestion, so if yours is not going along so well, it’s practically a given that all of your energy will be directed to your gut after you eat, and you will need toothpicks to keep your eyelids up.
The fix: My Great Taste No Pain system can show you how to pair foods together in your meals for dramatically improved digestion and less gas, bloating, constipation and heartburn.
And here’s an added bonus—when you improve your digestion, you’ll find it much easier to drop extra pounds too!
When menopause hits, estrogen and progesterone production by the ovaries comes to a screeching halt.
Since estrogen is crucial for the functioning of many of your body’s cells, menopausal symptoms can run the gamut and include low energy and fatigue.
The fix: Consider bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
Unlike synthetic HRT, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) works to help naturally reestablish the way your body sends messages to your tissues and organs to keep them healthy.
You’ll have to seek out a practitioner that does BHRT—and because it’s more of a holistic therapy, many mainstream doctors are not familiar with it, but it is growing in popularity.
Now you are armed with reliable information on combatting your low energy and fatigue, and you too can feel better and more energized soon!
To your health,