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Losing a night or two of good sleep can temporarily cause harm to mood, work and energy levels, but experiencing a chronic or persistent state of fatigue can have a damaging effect on mental and physical health in the long term.
While it may seem nearly impossible to resolve, there are steps you can take to get to the root of the problem, reclaim your health and get back to feeling energized again.
Symptoms of Fatigue
“About 20% of Americans claim to have fatigue intense enough to interfere with having a normal life,” reveals Sierra Samuel, health coach and co-host of The C60 Show. Fatigue may be described in different ways by different people, and may include some combination of both mental and physical symptoms.
Often the language used to describe fatigue includes some combination of the following: feeling weakness, lack of energy, a constant state of exhaustion, lack of motivation, difficulty concentrating or brain fog, and struggling to start or complete tasks. States of fatigue may also share some overlapping symptoms with depression or stress-related conditions, so it’s important to get to the root of things to take care of both mental and physical health.
Top 10 Causes of Fatigue
1. Hormonal Issues
Because the endocrine system plays such an important role in creating sleep and wake cycles, it’s vital that the hormones made there are synthesized correctly and used effectively throughout the body. Excess or deficits of certain hormones and neurotransmitters, particularly within the adrenal and thyroid glands, can throw things out of balance, potentially causing fatigue, along with other symptoms. Call a doctor if persistent tiredness is not relieved by adequate rest, adequate sleep, or removal of stressful factors – hormones may be playing a role.
2. Mitochondrial Issues
Mitochondria, known as “the powerhouse of the cell,” produce the vast majority of usable energy within the body. They synthesize adenosine triphosphate (ATP), used in everything from muscle contraction to the propagation of nerve impulses. The variety of mitochondrial disorders occur when mitochondria fail to produce enough energy for the body to function properly. A major factor that can slow down mitochondrial function and energy production is oxidative stress. The mitochondria rely on antioxidants the body produces to combat the oxidative species that are naturally released during energy production. However, with age, there is a decline in antioxidant production. So, it is no wonder energy levels start to wane as you get older. Taking a powerful antioxidant like C60 Purple Power can help replace some of those missing antioxidants, promoting mitochondrial efficiency and enhanced energy production.
3. Toxic Overload
Toxins cause inflammation, and inflammation causes a whole plethora of problems, including fatigue. Nixing chemical-laden body care and cleaning products and filtering water (even in the shower!) helps to mitigate the number of chemicals inhaled in the air and absorbed through the skin. It also helps to periodically check your environment for mold, which can cause respiratory problems, brain fog and exhaustion.
In addition to the causes of inflammation listed above, chemicals in food and food sensitivities can also cause problems, and not just within the gut. “Dopamine is kind of like your motivation molecule…when you’ve got inflammation, [dopamine] is naturally suppressed by the body,” explains Ken Swartz, research scientist and co-host of The C60 Show. Inflammation anywhere in the body causes a suppression of dopamine, the lack of which can cause feelings of inexplicable tiredness. Furthermore, illnesses that are historically difficult to identify and diagnose, such as Epstein-Barr, Lyme’s Disease and certain yeast or bacterial infections, can hide within the body, causing inflammation and other issues, creating fatigue without knowing why.
5. Nutrient Deficiencies
“We’ve got to address nutrient deficiencies because our immune system – everything – runs on nutrients. You need nutrients to synthesize hormones and everything your body needs to run properly at the cellular level,” emphasizes Sierra. Improving the quality of foods you eat is one place to start, by focusing on organic fruits, vegetables, proteins, whole grains and healthy fats. But it’s crucial to consume nutrient-dense foods, add supplements when needed, and ensure that your body is capable of absorbing the vitamins and minerals it needs through proper digestion. Adding fermented foods, pre- and probiotics to the mix can help the digestive system assimilate food more efficiently.
6. Sleep Problems
It may sound obvious, but getting enough sleep is one of the most important factors to whole body health. Getting less than 5 hours of sleep a night or staying awake for over 16 hours isn’t that different from being inebriated, meaning decision-making skills take a major nosedive. Try to limit caffeine to one reasonably sized cup of coffee a day, taken before 2 pm, and aim to be asleep by 11 pm. It may also be helpful to take magnesium, probiotics and fish oils at night before bed to ensure more restful slumber.
Drinking eight 8oz. glasses of water is less a suggestion and more of a necessity, and many holistic practitioners advise on drinking even more than that. If your body is short of fluids, one of the first signs is a feeling of fatigue. If you’re getting plenty of water but still feeling dehydrated, adding electrolytes can help your body absorb water more effectively.
8. Poor Diet
Eating foods with a low glycemic index, whose sugars are absorbed slowly, may help you avoid the lag in energy that typically occurs after eating quickly absorbed sugars or refined starches. Foods with a low glycemic index include whole grains, high-fiber vegetables, nuts, and healthy oils such as olive oil. In general, high-carbohydrate foods have the highest glycemic indexes. Proteins and fats have glycemic indexes that are close to zero. Keep in mind that snacks and meals that are composed of fiber, protein and healthy fat tend to be the most filling with the lowest GI, but avoid fried foods made with inflammatory oils as it takes the body more energy to digest these, leaving you feeling tired.
9. Lack of Exercise
While it may seem counterintuitive, studies show that active adults experience much less fatigue than those who are sedentary. Your body might be tired temporarily from a workout, but your overall energy levels will benefit from regular exercise.
It’s true, stress affects everything! Whether you’re up late worrying about the next day or chronic stress is causing inflammation in the body, excessive stress will make you tired. Try relaxing therapies like journaling, meditation, self-hypnosis, yoga and tai chi. Many free meditation apps have a wide variety of guided meditations to suit your needs. And of course, if things seem like more than you can handle on your own, reach out for counseling or support groups in your area.
Not Sure What’s Making You Tired?
Many of the symptoms listed above cause inflammation, a hidden source of fatigue. If you’re unsure what’s causing fatigue in your life, it can be helpful to start by eliminating toxins such as chemical-laden foods, drinks and care products, drinking more water, going to bed before 11 pm, and focusing on giving your body the nutrients it needs. Once you’ve reduced the toxic burden and improved your diet, it then becomes easier to deduce what other areas may need to be taken care of in order to address fatigue.
How C60 Purple Power Supports Healthy Energy Levels
C60 works as a superior antioxidant to address free radicals that cause inflammation, which exacerbates many of the issues related to fatigue at the cellular level.1 By addressing inflammation through its antioxidant action, C60 Purple Power effectively supports cellular health throughout the entire body. This helps promote hormone synthesis, including that of melatonin. In addition to hormones, C60 also supports the production of ATP by boosting mitochondrial efficiency. Studies show C60 promotes better quality sleep, supports cellular energy and promotes mental clarity and cognitive function, all of which help to eliminate feelings of fatigue.2
Pairing C60 oil with improvements in diet and lifestyle can help to mitigate fatigue and bolster overall bodily health. To dig deeper into how to beat fatigue, and how C60 Purple Power can help, watch The C60 Show on YouTube or listen on Apple Podcasts.
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