The Importance of Vitamins for Fatigue and Motivation

Fatigue and lack of motivation have certainly played a role in the last year, with the pandemic restricting many of us to the same four walls. Pandemic fatigue in fact has been defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as ‘a natural and expected reaction to sustained and unresolved adversity in people’s lives’. It is to be expected that we feel fatigued during what has been a pretty mentally draining year. With hours on on-screen learning and working, and lack of sunlight during the last few winter months, taking vitamins has never been more important for nurturing the body.

While I try my best to maintain a healthy diet and keep up with physical exercise, living “normally” during a pandemic is hard to say the least. Where money was once being thrown at Saturday night’s out, it is now being thrown at takeaways and comfort food to numb the boredom. “Vitamins and minerals are nutrients your body needs in small amounts to work properly and stay healthy”, states the NHS website. These can mostly be obtained from a healthy and balanced diet. I am by no means a professional but I do know that when my mental wellbeing is trying to keep up pace with the uncertainty lurking, my body can only put up with so much before it grows tired and my mind turns foggy.

Vitamins by Complete Me

I decided to try out the Complete Me ‘Charge Up’ food supplement, not to be mistaken for a food substitute. The ‘Charge Up’ product is a blend of Vitamin C, Alpha Lipoic Acid, B1, B2 and B3 designed to maintain your body’s energy cycle. “Vitamin C, B2* and B3 work together to combat tiredness and fatigue. Vitamin B1 helps with energy levels whilst Alpha-Lipoic Acid acts as a powerful antioxidant” as seen on their website. I have certainly seen an improvement in my energy since taking the ‘Charge Up’ supplement and have been able to begin returning to my early starts in the morning without the use of cocktail sticks to glue my eyes open.

What I like about Complete Me is their transparency in their products. Each ingredient is shown for every product making sure that each consumer is aware of what they are putting in to their body. The ‘Charge Up’ product is also vegan and gluten free with no artificial colours and preservatives. What’s even better is the products have been designed by nutritionist and founder, Natalie and so it’s fair to say you can trust what you buy. And another note to add is that their vitamins and supplements are carefully packaged in glass bottles which can be widely recycled!

To find out more about Complete Me, click here.

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Wellbeing writer, host for The Inspired Narrative podcast and mental health support worker.

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