Natural Remedies for Fatigue

Posted by Mairead O'Keeffe

fatigue

One of the most common complaints that we hear from our customers at the moment is fatigue. Fatigue and disturbed sleep patterns are often the result of stress. Some people are suffering from shorter term periods of activity and stress, such as students taking exams, whilst other people with a busy lifestyle such as carers or teachers might have longer term stress in their lives. There’s a lot of recommendations here but please come in and have a chat about your own unique lifestyle and we will help you to select the best products for you.

Whatever the cause of your personal fatigue, we all need to be sure that we eat a properly balanced diet and get all the essential nutrients our bodies and brains need. We recommend taking a good quality multivitamin to make sure that you are getting all the vitamins and minerals that you need.

Take a good quality multivitamin

espresatA really good multivitimin is Espresat by Floradix. Epresat liquid is easy to take and helps safeguard the balance of vitamin A, D, E, C, B1, B2, niacin and B6. As these nutrients are already dissolved, they are absorbed more quickly by the digestive system compared to tablets. Epresat contains several fruit juice concentrates and selected herbs for a pleasant fruity taste.

For giving yourself a boost of energy we recommend Vitalise by Pukka

vitalise-120g-newimageThe nutritionally concentrated formula of Vitalise is high in antioxidants and anthocyanins to help protect the body and provide essential nourishment for regeneration. When used daily you should notice improvements in your energy levels and immunity. Vitalise is a powerful formula of 22 nutritionally concentrated foods to help maintain energy levels and deal with the stresses of modern life. This colourful blend contains a full spectrum of organic extracts from 3 fruits, 4 vegetables, 6 herbs and spices, 3 seaweeds, 2 freshwater plants, 2 grass juices and flower pollens and so helps broaden the spectrum of energising foods you consume.

Use good quality food supplements

Pukka Clean Greens

clean greensClean Greens is a great supplement for those who aren’t getting enough green vegetables, for example some teens don’t eat enough. When using Clean Greens daily, you should notice improvements in your digestion, skin appearance and general wellbeing. Clean Greens is a nutritionally concentrated formula which purifies and strengthens your body, preventing the build up of toxins and helping you maintain good health. It contains 12 chlorophyll-rich green foods including organic spirulina, chlorella, kale sprouts, wheat grass juice, nettles and arctic fresh seaweed.

Terranova Life Drink

lifeddrink Life drink is an intensely nourishing and highly synergistic drink blend. This product is really well reviewed by those who use it – it makes people feel extremely energised and tastes good too. this is another great product for short or long term use.

Improve the atmosphere around you with essential oils

Study Blend-5ml-194x194Burning essential oils can help you to concentrate – rosemary is great for the memory, lavender is great for anxiety or try our special Study Blend by Atlantic Aromatics.

Natural Remedies for longer term fatigue and stress

For people suffering from longer term fatigue and stress, such as carers, teachers, nurses etc. There are some natural remedies that can help you to cope in addition to the previous remedies mentioned. (Always consult a doctor if you are on prescribed medication before trying natural remedies). The two natural remedies that are most positively reviewed by customers are Rhodiola and Cordyceps.

Rhodiola

image from wikipedia

image from wikipedia

Rhodiola rosea has been well documented since ancient times. It is thought to strengthen the nervous system, fight depression, enhance immunity, elevate the capacity for exercise, enhance memory, aid weight reduction, increase sexual function and improve energy levels.

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Cordyceps

image from wikipedia

image from wikipedia

Cordyceps is a fungus that lives on certain caterpillars in the high mountain regions of China. Supplement makers are able to get enough of the product to sell because cordyceps will reproduce in the laboratory.

Cordyceps has a long tradition of use in chinese medicine. It is said to enhance athletic performance and improve lung capacity, cordyceps is also used to combat fatigue and muscle weakness and improve mental energy.

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Coming up in the next blog: we will announce some fantastic workshops taking place over the summer!