Why Am I Tired? Vitamin Deficiencies That Can Cause Fatigue
If you notice that your nights are sleepless or you find yourself having trouble staying awake and sleeping too much, a vitamin deficiency could be the cause. We are going to explore a few vitamins that are responsible for upholding our energy and brain health, and how lacking those nutrients can cause fatigue and tiredness.
Vitamin B12 is important for both our body and brain function, and helping to regulate our sleep-wake cycle. Lacking vitamin B12 in a healthy diet can lead to difficulty sleeping, which can cause tiredness during the day and noticeable muscle fatigue. Sleep is extremely important to the human body, and without a proper regulated sleep-wake cycle, this disturbance can drastically affect your level of energy and fatigue.
Vitamin K2 promotes healthy metabolic processes, and our metabolism is also responsible for digesting our food and turning it into sustainable energy. By supporting this metabolic process, you will notice increased energy levels and less fatigue. In addition, studies show that vitamin K2 is responsible for contributing to brain health, leading to higher levels of focus, concentration, and energy. By supporting the metabolism and the brain, a more optimal level of energy can be achieved. If you are lacking in this nutrient, you can notice fatigue and tiredness, difficulty concentrating, and lower levels of thought processing.
Vitamin D, which was historically produced by the skin through exposure to sunlight, is a commonly deficient nutrient for a variety of factors including the common “always inside” lifestyle, air pollution, buildings that block the sun, and other lifestyle factors. If you are deficient in Vitamin D, you may notice that you feel groggy, tired, and even have muscle weakness.
If you suspect you may be low in any of these vitamins, it's important to confirm with your doctor and try one of our natural supplements to remedy the deficiency.