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When you are feeling sluggish and slow, what do you do? Many people turn to caffeine in the form of teas, coffees, and energy drinks. These methods may provide temporary relief, but if you feel tired because of a B12 deficiency, caffeine won't solve the underlying concern. Lack of energy due to a B12 deficiency is more common than you think. Nearly 40 percent of Americans are deficient in vitamin B12.[1] Since this B vitamin plays a part in the production of red blood cells, nerve sheaths, and DNA, you’ll […]

Feeling tired now and then is normal and natural. It may just mean you need more sleep, and getting a full night’s rest may relieve any fatigue you're feeling. A chronic state of fatigue, however, represents a much bigger issue. Since energy is a cellular function that depends on the vitamins and minerals you consume each day, consistent low energy levels often indicate an imbalance in nutrients. (more…)

Biologically speaking, iron is a trace mineral and an essential nutrient that your body requires to function properly. It helps with immune function, detoxification, and the creation of several proteins and enzymes.[1] One of these proteins is hemoglobin, a complex protein used by red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. (more…)

Iron deficiency knows no borders, it's common throughout the world and in all economic classes. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 30% of the world's population has an iron status that is considered below normal. This may seem like a wildly inflated or inaccurate figure, but healthy adults only store about 3-4 grams of iron in their bodies. This is an incredibly small amount of this essential element and the loss of just a few extra milligrams every day can quickly add up to an iron deficiency.[1] (more…)

Fatigue is a concern for millions of people worldwide. We all get tired now and then, whether it’s because we’ve been working nonstop or didn't eat right or skipped a workout. For many people, feeling sluggish can place a serious damper on your work and social life. Rest is a very important aspect of repairing and healing, but sometimes there's more to it than simply not getting enough rest. (more…)

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