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What Causes Low Energy?

What Causes Low Energy

Feeling low energy or fatigue throughout the day when you are still sleeping enough and eating enough, can be a sign that your body is not able to correctly metabolise your food, if your are unable to efficiently extract nutrients from your food then your energy levels will begin to plummet and your health in general will gradually decline.

A common cause of this is vitamin B deficiency.

The Benefits of Vitamin B

Vitamin B is not just one substance, but a group of vitamins each with multiple effects on the body.

Vitamin B1, also known as Thiamin, is used by all tissues in the body for energy metabolism to convert food into energy and for normal functioning of the heart and nervous system.

Vitamin B2, also known as Riboflavin, is used to help break down foods and build red blood cells, it is used to negate the effects of fatigue, maintain nervous function, maintain vision and protect the bodies cells from oxidative stress.

Vitamin B3, also known as Niacin, is also required by all the bodies cells, it is essential for the brain function and improving the brains abilities, it helps to maintain the skin, mucous membranes and alleviate arthritis as well as contributing to normal metabolic functions.

Vitamin B5, or Pantothenic acid, maintains energy and food metabolism, helps with synthesising several hormones. Keeps the liver functioning normally as well as the skin, hair, eyes digestive system and nerve function.

Vitamin B6, or Pyridoxine, is also used for normal metabolic function as well as normal brain development and neurotransmitter functioning. It keeps the immune system healthy and is responsible for over a hundred enzyme reactions in the body.

Vitamin B7, or Biotin, is definitely considered essential for life, without it we would be unable to metabolise food correctly and it is also essential for embryonic growth during pregnancy. It maintains the brain hair and skin.

Vitamin B9, or Folic Acid, is essential for cell growth and DNA synthesis, it assists with cell division and the synthesis of amino acids, a lack of B9 causes birth defects and increases cancer risk.

And Vitamin B12, or Cobalamin, is important for heart and brain health and is also essential for blood cell and nerve formation and functioning. All good sources of B12 are animal products so it is essential for vegans to take a B12 supplement if they want to try to maintain their health.

Our Vitamin B Complex, EnergB, Contains all 8 B vitamins at bioactive doses over 100% of the RDA. If you take one daily supplement we recommend this one as the vitamin B complex is so important that your body starts to malfunction without it.