Supplements against fatigue, what they are and when to take them

Curated by Paola Ferro, Naturopath

Natural supplements against fatigue, such as royal jelly, pollen and Rosa canina, are rich in vitamins and have a tonic and restorative action. Let's find out better.




Royal jelly among supplements against fatigue

The symptoms of fatigue

Fatigue can be defined as a feeling of fatigue, exhaustion that makes normal daily activities very tiring or even impossible.

Fatigue in an individual can present itself as physical (decrease in muscle strength, asthenia, drowsiness) or as a mental one (difficulty in memorizing, concentrating, staying awake or falling asleep) or both.

Sometimes in addition to fatigue you can receive other "signals" from our body:

  • muscle pains;
  • joint pains;
  • colds and flu (the immune system has weakened);
  • headache;
  • nausea;
  • emotional distress: irritability, hypersensitivity;
  • photophobia.

Causes of fatigue

The causes of fatigue can be multiple:

  • stress;
  • overwork (both physical and mental);
  • insomnia;
  • depression;
  • emotional shocks (deaths, separations);
  • overweight;
  • lack of vitamins and minerals;
  • drugs (side effects);
  • sedentary lifestyle;
  • pregnancy and breastfeeding;
  • menopause;
  • hypothyroidism;
  • undiagnosed diseases;

Remedies for fatigue

The holistic approach to fatigue (both physical and chronic) involves a multifactorial approach to the problem.

  • Review of their diet through the verification of the presence of particular intolerances that create intoxication and therefore intestinal disorder and blood acidification.
  • Elimination of nerve substances such as coffee, tea, cola and refined sugars: these substances seem to provide energy and tone but actually exhaust the adrenal glands even more, responsible for the release of hormones such as adrenaline and noradrenaline (stress hormones).
  • Light dinner with few animal proteins (meat, fish, eggs) in favor of vegetable proteins; banished after-dinner snacks as well as alcohol and alcohol.
  • Use whole grain cereals such as Quinoa, Amaranto and Miglio, limiting the use of refined white flours and cereals such as wheat.

You can learn more about proper nutrition against fatigue

  • In the evening before bedtime, take magnesium or an alkalizing citrate mix whose purpose is to base the blood.
  • Two months of purifying the liver with herbal remedies such as milk thistle, flue, artichoke and dandelion in tablets or in mother tincture, to be taken during the day after meals; Detoxifying the liver periodically is a healthy habit that frees the liver of all the pharmacological toxins that accumulate over the months. One of the classes symptoms of a slight liver intoxication is the waking headache, blurred vision, "bitter" mouth.
  • Drink natural water, or herbal teas without sugar, squeezed lemon juice in addition to water during the day.
  • Consider the state of your bowel: constipation, diarrhea are indicators of a disorder in the intestine : supplement with fiber, lactic ferments, fruit far from meals to regularize the transit.
  • Begin moderate physical activity (possibly in the morning); yoga, tai chi, Qi gong, Nordic walking, bicycle are relaxing activities that allow you to move energy and channel toxins out.

Natural supplements against fatigue

  • Copper, gold and silver trace elements : to be taken sub-lingual 3 ampoules per week (1 every two days) exclusively in the morning upon awakening
  • Royal jelly and pollen are products derived from bees and provide vitamins of the B group and are extremely reconstituting.
  • Rosa canina and Abies pectinata glycerine macerated in drops during the day (also ideal for children).
  • Eleutherococcus and Rhodiola rosea are tonic and adaptogenic herbal remedies (in the morning).
  • Maca, GuaranĂ  and Ginseng are herbal remedies (tablets or drinks) that are always toned but that should not be taken if you suffer from insomnia or hypertension.
  • In case of difficulty concentrating, you can also use Ginko biloba (if you do not take anti-platelet aggregation drugs) which is also a tonic for mental fatigue.
  • Bach flowers (flower therapy); Bach flowers ideal for periods of physical fatigue (Olive, Oak) and mental (White Chestnut, Clematis, Wild Rose, Larch) and for seasonal depression (Mustard) and chronic depression (Gorse).

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