The high occurrence of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome could be due to the highly competitive and highly innovative way of life in the world today. To be able to cope up with this fast phase way of living, the body needs to be reinforced with supplements to keep it going in a physiologic way and to shield it from certain diseases. Vitamin deficiency has been linked to the occurrence of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This is because there are a number of vitamins that play specific roles in the production of energy and in maintaining the homeostasis in the body. There are also some vitamins which plays major roles in the prevention and treatment of CFS. The proper diet, right nutrition and the right supplements will make the body endure the everyday stress that results from this complicated way of life.
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid and Vitamin E are both antioxidants. They protect the body from oxidative stress brought about by the free radicals emitted in the process of oxidation. Ascorbic acid is the major component of commercialized and synthetic anti-stress supplements that are available in the market today. Vitamin E usually comes in tablets combined with ginseng. It maintains collagen and increase sexuality in both males and females. Their antioxidant effect is an essential component why they are effective in combating fatigue.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be cause by hormonal imbalance most commonly seen in women with excessive concentration of estrogen or estradiol. Vitamin E helps skew the progesterone/estrogen ratio towards progesterone minimizing the effects of estrogen in the body system thus, preventing Chronic Fatigue System. Vitamin E also neutralizes the effect of histamine to the body. Histamine is the sole culprit of body’s reaction to allergens.
Vitamin A and its pre-cursor which is beta carotene promote strengthening of the immune system and provide protection to the heart as well. It is found in fruits and vegetables. It is a water soluble vitamin so high doses are non toxic. Vitamin A is also an essential component for maintain good eye function.
Vitamin B complex like Vitamin B6 and B12 controls and regulate the formation of Prostaglandins. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Depression may sometimes be caused by excessive of deficiency of prostaglandins in the brain causing adverse effects to mood and sensory. Vitamin B6 is also a regulator of glucose metabolism. Another importance of Vitamin B12, especially in women, is its function in Iron metabolism. Women are prone to anemia because of their monthly menstrual cycles. Anemia in severe for may result in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The body’s major source of energy is glucose. Vitamin B- complex are found in wheat and grains. It is marketed as capsules and soft gels combined with other vitamins as one multivitamin supplement.
Vitamin K is also an essential vitamin promoting proper blood perfusion to tissues in the body most especially the brain and promoting faster recovery to injury.
It is very important to take supplements everyday to be fill up the body’s nutritional needs that food can’t provide. Processed foods have less vitamins and minerals compared to the fresh and natural food. Nutritionist and dietician now a days always remind the population to eat natural and healthy food to prevent diseases and increase the body’s tolerance to stress and fatigue.