Some of the more obvious reasons for fatigue and low energy are poor sleep, high stress, and intense activity. But what about hormone deficiencies, anemia, vitamin and mineral deficiency and infections? All of these are possibilities and may be working in combination together. Instead of reaching for the caffeine and OTC energy booster, it is best to determine why the fatigue is happening in the first place.
It’s hard to appreciate how important energy is until low energy and fatigue sets in. Sometimes the reasons are obvious, like poor sleep, high stress or overexertion. While those are an important place to start, it is often the subtle causes that are the most frustrating and misunderstood. Hormone imbalances, anemia, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and infections are just a few common culprits. It requires digging deeper and understanding what the body needs in order to restore normal energy levels.