Vitamin Deficiencies Like B12 Can Cause Fatigue, Brain Fog and Forgetfulness
Exhaustion, brain fog, forgetfulness – we all deal with this at some time, right? Feeling like this once in a while is normal, but if you just can’t shake it, ask yourself these questions: Are you getting enough sleep? 7-8 hours a night is the gold standard. How’s your nutrition?
Vitamin deficiencies like B12 can cause fatigue, brain fog and forgetfulness, even to the point that it’s often misdiagnosed as dementia or early-onset Alzheimer’s. If this sounds like you, a simple blood test from your doctor can identify B12 deficiency, and if this is what’s going on with you, adjusting your supplements and food can be the answer to brighter, more energetic days ahead.
Did you know that women slowly lose the ability to absorb Vitamin B12 with age? There are prescription drugs shown to also affect B12 absorption rates – and we all know that good nutrition takes constant vigilance.
With all that, it’s no wonder that B12 deficiencies are showing up more often, even though symptoms are often misdiagnosed or ignored. If you’re experiencing issues like extreme fatigue (even when you’re getting enough sleep), dizziness, upset stomach or constipation, blurred or double vision, or extreme muscle weakness, ask your doctor to test for B12 deficiency. Sometimes all it takes to turn your life around is adding the right supplements and nutrition to increase B12 intake.
by Deanna Latson (Facebook tips)