While it's impossible to know what the underlying cause of your fatigue is without functional testing, these 3 supplements generally help with symptoms and are a much better approach than using caffeine, sugar or other stimulates to make it through the day!
1. D-Ribose by Designs for Health
Ribose is a naturally occurring sugar in the body but it is not easily made and is not available in food. Ribose is an actual building block of ATP which is the energy molecule in our bodies- pretty important if you want to feel good! You have to have adequate amounts of ATP if you want to have energy. Research has shown that taking D-Ribose can increase your energy by up to 65% in 2 weeks or less. While many early studies were looking at use for endurance athletes and muscle recovery, it is now being looked at for health benefits for non athletes too. In one study on people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue there was significant improvement in energy levels, sleep, mental clarity, reduction of pain and most participants reported feeling better all around. All of those improvements from a single supplement is really amazing.
The dose you take is super important and most people need to take 5 grams three times a day. Give it atleast 3 weeks to see if it will work for you. After that initial 3 weeks you can often decrease the dose down to just twice a day. If you start to feel too energized or buzzy you can always lower the dose or take it with food. Most people who feel like it helps will notice an improvement in the first 2-3 weeks.
2. Mitochondrial NRG by Designs for Health.
Mitochondrial NRG™ is a formulary blend of nutrients, nutraceuticals, botanicals, and Krebs cycle intermediates designed to support efficient mitochondrial metabolism and energy (ATP) production for increased vitality.*
Mitochondrial NRG™ was designed to support the function of the mitochondria, “the powerhouse of the cell.” This formula may be appropriate for anyone wishing to promote overall cellular and tissue vitality and health, including those wanting to increase energy output for athletic performance. Typical dosage is 4 capsules a day total, 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. You may start with 1 twice a day and work up to 2 if you tolerate it.
3. Adreset from Metagenics.
Adreset is designed to build resilience and enhance stamina in individuals who are feeling weak and fatigued due to stress.*
Helps address feelings of physical fatigue associated with prolonged stress*
Features herbs that support an adaptive response to stress through their influence on the HPA axis*
It features concentrated adaptogens, including ginseng root, cordyceps, and rhodiola extracts, used to address multiple body systems involved in the stress response*
Typical dosage is 4 capsules a day, 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. You can start with 1 and work your way up slowly to make sure you tolerate it.
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We hope you find this information helpful. Give these supplements a try to increase your energy naturally.
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Dr April Bradley is an Acupuncture Physician and Certified Functional Medicine Practioner. She has been in the natural health field for over 17years.