As discussed before, fatigue is a broad topic with many multifaceted causes. I wish there were a magic pill that would help fatigue and was free from side effects or dependency, but there is not. Fatigue is commonplace, but a complicated symptom to address due to the many contributing factors.
In our practice, the majority patients complaining about fatigue are relatively healthy and have no disease states, which is why their doctor has a hard time treating them. Unfortunately, there is no treatment specifically for generalized fatigue.
In our practice, a typical triad of symptoms we see with almost every patient is the following:
- Low energy
- Weight gain (especially in the stomach)
From our experience treating patients for the last 14 years, we wanted to share some supplements ideas that we have had success with increasing energy. Below is just a summary of some supplement ideas that have helped our patients. There are many other possibilities, and each practitioner has their preferred options. This information is not set in stone, but just some simple ideas that might be helpful to you. Something to also keep in mind, what works for one person, may or may not work from someone else.
Liver/Insulin/Blood Sugar Support:
Balancing blood sugar and improving insulin status will your energy. The better interaction between your liver, insulin, blood sugar, and cortisol, the better your energy and metabolism will be. The KCCP (keto-carb-cycling program) helps to balance the insulin/glucose/cortisol roller coaster.
Adrenal support can also help improve energy and reduce fatigue over time. Restoring your adrenals helps to reestablish the stress response and HPA Axis, which is the brain / adrenal connection. Note: be careful with products containing glandulars, as they are not always needed. However, they can be helpful in the right situation.
- Cortico B5-B6 (Vitamin B5)
- Licorice Root Liquid
- Adrenal (glandular)
- A-Drenal (contains glandular)
You might not have a diagnosed thyroid condition, but your thyroid function could be impaired, which can happen from stress or poor glycemic control. Either way, below are some helpful options for helping thyroid function without being pharmaceutical or habit forming.
In addition to supporting adrenal function, this also includes supporting brain function, which is intended to improve sleep quality. If you are tired on a regular basis and your sleep quality is poor, then this should be your initial focus.
If you are dealing with fatigue on a regular basis, your doctor has probably already ruled anemia. If you are anemic, below are a couple of options for people who need an easily absorbable form of iron that will not cause any constipation.
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Disclaimer: this information is for educational purposes and is not meant to replace medical advice. These are over the counter supplements, and you do not need a prescription to take them. We are not offering “medical advice” but information for your own education. Do talk with your doctor before taking supplements, especially if you are on other medications or have diagnosed medical conditions.