Our body is a natural wonder. Unfortunately, what we eat and our levels of activity can dramatically impact its ability to function properly. If you suffer from low energy, there are ways to boost your energy levels – which will increase your overall health and wellness.
While Vitamin D isn’t touted as a solution for higher energy levels, it has been found that a deficiency of this nutrient is responsible for low energy and fatigue. Why? Vitamin D helps our mitochondria, the part of each of our cells that generates energy, to utilize oxygen more efficiently and to supercharge our muscles and other areas of the body. Therefore, it’s a critical component in assisting the body and increasing energy levels.
While much is still not known about COVID-19, many studies are reporting that taking a Vitamin D supplement can help prevent various coronavirus infection, including COVID-19. What’s being reported is that individuals with a Vitamin D deficiency were more likely to test positive for the virus than those with normal levels of the vitamin. These studies have also uncovered that a Vitamin D deficiency is more often present in those who experience acute respiratory failure, increasing the risk of death.
Unfortunately, Vitamin D deficiency is common in America – especially among minorities. While it’s still early to make definitive statements, these findings suggest that everyone should get their Vitamin D levels checked and incorporate a supplement, if needed, to stay healthy and reduce their risk of infection.
While we can get Vitamin D from being out in the sun, Americans simply don’t spend enough time outside and many suffer from a deficiency of this vitamin and don’t even realize it. Even if you are one of those people who does spend a lot of time outside, it is still hard to absorb enough Vitamin D from the sun alone. When we are outside, we have barriers like clothes, hats, sunscreen, etc. that prevent full sun absorption. Often people need to take a Vitamin D supplement to maintain the levels necessary to stay healthy and energized.
B Vitamins are well-known for their energy-boosting properties. This is both true and false. Our bodies need B Vitamins to function optimally. Anyone with a deficiency in this area will find they lack energy, have difficulty concentrating, experience fatigue, and may be prone to irritability, anxiety, and depression. If your Vitamin B levels are good, taking additional Vitamin B hasn’t been shown to impact the body much. That means going out to get a shot of the vitamin will only be effective for those whose levels are already low. A better option would be to test your vitamin levels and use a Vitamin B supplement if a deficiency is present.
MTHFR Genetic Mutation
MTHFR is a genetic mutation, or defect, of a gene that creates the MTHFR enzyme. This enzyme provides many functions including how the body uses Vitamin B, folate, and how effective the methylation process happens within your system. Methylation is a key player in your body’s ability to detox, produce energy, and balance mood. Individuals that have this mutation or defect are generally unaware of the problem and potentially suffer from fatigue, depression, migraines, fibromyalgia, and other ailments. Once the mutation is identified, there are some simple and easy solutions to tackle the issue. Many people aren’t even aware this could be the reason behind why their body is not functioning well.
If you aren’t feeling like your best self and often suffer from low energy or chronic fatigue, we’d love to talk to you about possible solutions so you can improve your quality of life. The frustrations and challenges you are facing did not develop overnight, they have been building through imbalances in your body over time and there are reasons for your low energy – identifying those causes is the first step to feeling better!
When you realize just how much of an impact certain vitamin deficiencies or genetics make when it comes to your body’s ability to function – it opens up a world of possibilities to explore. If nothing seems to work for you and you are tired of not feeling your best, schedule your free consultation today and take that first step toward living well and reaching your healing potential.