Oct 23, 2015
Low energy treatments vary in kind from lifestyle tweaks to dietary and herbal supplement additions. Making simple changes like exercising daily and avoiding certain foods can effectively boost energy. When diet and exercise alone are not enough, however, natural supplements can effectively augment energy levels.
What is Low Energy?
Not so much a disease itself, tiredness is more of a result of other conditions. Fatigue causes range from general lack of sleep and overexertion to medical and surgical recovery. More specifically, low energy may be a result of viral infection, immune system problems or hormonal imbalances. The characteristic symptom of subaverage energy is the inability to complete normal daily activities, yet several other symptoms may also present including irritability, mood swing, inattentiveness, trouble concentrating and depression.
Lifestyle Treatment for Low Energy Levels
Low energy levels are often easily treated by making small adjustments to one’s daily routine. Regular exercise and a balanced diet support overall health and increase energy. Likewise, making small dietary changes, such as avoiding milk, gluten or artificial sweeteners may relieve the stress on a fatigued system.
How to Increase Energy with Herbal Treatments
Herbal treatments have proven effective energy enhancers, particularly when diet and exercise alone are not enough. Turmeric, ginger root and blackstrap molasses are particularly effective for fighting fatigue and improving overall health. Each of these remedies features specific healing components in regards to fatigue as well as many other health conditions.
A bright yellow spice, turmeric contains a medicinal compound called curcumin which features numerous health benefits. This component is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that has been shown to diminish physical exhaustion. Additionally, turmeric is an antioxidant, anti-viral and digestive aid, treating several other components of health as well.
A potent herb with intense anti-inflammatory properties, ginger treats low energy at the cellular level. Known to have more than twelve different antioxidants, ginger root eliminates fatigue-causing toxins and chemicals from the body. The herb also contains protein, calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin C, and a number of other vitamins and minerals.
The byproduct of the sugar refining process, blackstrap molasses is rendered from the third boiling of sugar, making it much thicker and denser in nutrients than other grades of molasses. With a bittersweet taste, likened to that of gingerbread, blackstrap molasses contains numerous health benefits including high levels of iron, manganese and copper. The nutrient is also quickly converted into energy when consumed, making it a perfect energy supplement.
Low energy often has a devastating effect on the body whether it is caused by daily exertion or underlying health conditions. Either way, lifestyle changes and daily supplements deliver lasting increases in energy.
Remedies for Low Energy
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I tried ACV for the first time yesterday. I had heard about it years ago and thought "geez, vinegar, people are crazy. " As the years went by, health problems occurred. I felt very blah everyday. I became very sad and depressed and just chalked it up as part of getting older. I figured that with a heart condition, high blood pressure, Interstitial cystitis, ovarian and breast cysts, that I was just supposed to feel this way. I came down with a bad viral that came on suddenly a few days ago. I felt like every condition I had, had tripled and my body was going to just give up. I was so desperate. I went to the DR. But since it was a viral, he couldn't do anything except to advise me to wait it out and drink plenty of liquid. It didn't help. I decided to try the ACV after remembering it when I stumbled across your site yesterday. I had ONE dose of it and felt 70% better within the hour. I cried. I really and truly cried, because I realized that all of a sudden. I REALLY felt better. I, just for some reason, felt happy (I didn't know that was a real feeling anymore). I felt less achy and my body (especially my bladder) felt SO much better. Today I have had more of the ACV and I have been bouncing around and feeling so cheerful and just giddy. My husband has been staring at me, (wondering if I have finally lost it probably), but he has been so happy to be able to cut up with me like we used to when we were younger. I really think this site and ACV saved my life. I really had given up and was just waiting for my time. I truly was as sad as that is to say. I had set into a frame of mind and that was that. I am SO happy that I was WRONG! Bless your site and bless all of you!
I've been drinking apple cider vinegar daily for three years. I mix 2 tablespoons of acv and a pinch of stevia powder in a tall mug with distilled water. I use the stevia because I don't want to add more sugar to my diet and I find stevia to be an excellent natural sweetener. I drink this every morning and I don't mind the taste at all. I've had more energy since I began drinking this tonic, and I've also had fewer colds. Before acv, I thought my low energy was just normal and I always envied people who had a lot of energy. But after a month of drinking acv everyday, I started to feel, well, brighter, and more full of life. Even my moodiness evened out, and I began to feel happier for no apparent reason other than that I was drinking acv. I now know that the low energy I was feeling before was not normal at all. Whatever skeptical people may say, I absolutely stand behind my acv tonic, and I can honestly say that it's given me new life. I'm so glad to have stumbled onto it. It's changed my life!
I have been using ACV for about 2 weeks. I use to need naps all the time after work. My energy level is very high now. Tried different pills, wheat grass, etc. Nothing worked. ACV works. I take 2 tblspoons 3 x a day in 8 ounces of water. I either take it with a meal, before or after. Doesn't matter. Great energy. I drink it with a straw to prevent enamel decay-then rinse with water. I love it. I want to thank you people on this site. You are a Godsend.
After reading so many YEAS on EC about the overall benefits of ACV, I tried it (and made my family try it too). I put about a tablespoon in herbal tea with honey. It definitely increased my energy just that one time, but I actually got very uncomfortable heartburn afterward. I'm not sure if it was because of the tea or the ACV or the combination.
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Posted by Sandy (Henderson, NV) on 09/08/2008
Wow...I've noticed a big increase in my energy since taking ACV for a month. My mother used to use it years ago and I simply forgot about how great it is. I also have been slowly losing weight too. If you can't stand taking it in water, try V8 juice or tomato juice..very good. Thanks Earthclinic!
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Posted by Nadia (Shenzhen, China) on 05/24/2008
I started taking ACV for 3 weeks about 3 months ago without baking soda and it was fantastic, cleaned my whole system, having lots of energy, no pain, weight loss and etc. I am taking AVC+Baking soda now but it seems I don't get the same result as before, am I doing anything wrong here?????. However I recommend it to EVERYONE to please try it for at least 2 weeks , 3 times a day. 2 TBS in a cup of water upon rising, mid morning and mid afternoon. I thank Earth clinic for this site.
Posted by Maggie (Sanford, Florida) on 04/29/2008
I read about using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for relief from a vaginal/bladder infection on this site. Since I only have major catastrophic medical insurance, paying out of pocket for a doctor's visit was something I wanted to avoid. I had tried 2 rounds of an over the counter treatment, and still had the infection. Therefore, I tried to drink the 2 tsp / 8 oz water with honey mix that was talked about on this site. Yet, I couldn't get past the first few sips. It was so gross tasting to me!!! So instead, I grabbed a tall drinking shot glass, mixed my 2 tsp of ACV with a little water and some honey and took it in drinking shot form - chased (followed) by a glass of water. Much easier! About 2 hours later, the shakey weird burning urge to pee pain of the infection was really dumbed down - I was so amazed how quickly it worked! I continued this treatment 2 times a day (one right before bed), and my infection is now completely gone three days later. However, I'm not about to stop taking this mix each day. The other benefits of the ACV mix are amazing. My energy levels are really good, my mood is good (I have been depressed lately) and I've had some really great hair days since it is so healthy and soft feeling. Even my skin is softer without blemishes. I've been on this mix for 2 weeks, lost 3 lbs without doing a thing too. For anyone thinking about trying this, you can't lose. It is natural, and just trying it for a few days was all I needed to be hooked for life. I only do my shot once a day now, since the infection is gone. Overall, I wanted to write to let you know a new way to take your ACV that works for me in case you also can't stand drinking it down. Possibly try it in a drinking shot glass with less water, but just be sure to have that water chaser afterwards so your throat and tooth enamel aren't hurt by the more potent levels of the ACV in your mouth. Typically a shot doesn't reside on your teeth anyway, so it possibly could even be a better way to take it. I'm not sure, but it definitely works for me. Good luck!
Posted by Beryl (London, England) on 03/07/2008
One of your contributors said that she had lost weight by taking the herb Fenugreek. I tried it for five days and couldn't stop eating and found that I'd put four pounds on in five days. And when I looked up Fenugreek I discovered that it is an appetite stimulant. So other readers please be aware.
I'm not questioning what the contributor said, because I think that we all react differently to what we intake. That was her experience and it rests there.
I recently went on holiday to China and Japan, and when I arrived back was struck with an overwhelming tiredness, and every bone in my body ached. Was it jet lag, I wondered, but the symptoms still continued, so I starting taking Apple Cider Vinegar, Maple Syrup, lemon juice, bi carb, and a dash of cayenne pepper. Within a couple of days I'd started to feel well again, and so have continued with this mixture, and I am amazed at the way it has increased my energy and well being.
However, I'm sorry to report there's been no weight loss!! Thanks for your web site. I do enjoy it!
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Al Ain, UAE
Posted by Nick (Halifax, NS, Canada) on 12/26/2007
I am 21 and have been taking ACV for about a month now and I have noticed a increase in energy especially after I take it. Most of all it made my allergies and fluid build up (around throat and sinus) almost disapper. I swig oragnic pure ACV (with mother) strait from the bottle. I try to ingest only a tablespoon each time. Then rinse my mouth with water (to protect teeth) then drink a big glass of water. I try to do it twice daily. My bother asked my if I had any cough drops when he was at my house not long ago and I said no but you can try some of this ACV. He tryed a little swig and he said it instanly took his sore thoat away. It makes your senses almost come alive, it's the real deal.
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Posted by Kimberly (Mineral, VA, USA) on 10/08/2007
Hello, I've been using the ACV & Baking Soda since June and have been very please with the results. I went from having NO energy, chronic general joint pain all over, excessive weight and acid reflux to feeling about 75% better with a lot more energy, NO chronic general pain and I have lost 20lbs to date and although my acid reflux isn't gone, at least when it flairs up even with meds, I can now get it under control.? I have about 60lbs I would like to still loose.? I would like to stop taking my medication for acid reflux, but I think I need to loose some more weight to.? I think that in conjunction with the ACV and baking soda would do the trick.? I am also on blood pressure medication and would like to see what happens with that to.? I have seen a decrease in my blood pressure since starting the ACV.? It will be interesting to see if my dr removes me for this medication to.? The one thing I was really hoping for with the ACV and baking soda that I haven't seen an improvement in yet is a reduction in my chronic back pain and pinched nerve.? I still have to take something for these two when they flair up.? I have scoliosis and I guess this will be something I will have to address differently.? However, if anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to post or e-mail me.? Over all I am very very please with the results I've had with the ACV and baking soda.? Thanks!
Posted by Anya (Phoenix, Arizona) on 08/18/2007
I am now a firm believer of the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. For the past 6 months I have been suffering from extreme fatigue, and do not know why. I've been to many doctors and not one can tell me why. I think I have it narrowed down to either chronic fatigue syndrome, valley fever or an allergy. I started taking ACV on a regular basis (3T per day) for the past 2 week. I can't even explain how much better I feel...it has given me my life back after 6 months of suffering. I still do not know what exactly is causing the fatigue, but I no longer have it! I would recommend this to everyone! I feel great, no more brain fog, fatigue, sore throat and my headaches are GONE. I finally feel normal again!
Posted by Ted(Bangkok, Thailand) | 386 Posts
If your body is of low energy level, then an ACV and bicarbonate would do. In fact this issue becomes quite common in U.S. on low energy level, which is why ACV remains most popular so far. The problems often occurs when ACV is alone. The correct way of taking it is to use ACV and plenty of baking soda.
It also is indicative of subnormal levels of iodine that the body. Often in my opinion, a decolorized form of iodine is better then a povidone iodine. While I have not yet gotten a chance to measure the U.S. form of decolorized form of Iodine (I make my own), the ORP of decolorized form of iodine is often better and less acid forming than a non-decolorized form of iodine. But this is just a theory of mine as well as the advantages of non-staining.
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Canon City, Colorado
Posted by JANET (Rialto, California) on 04/12/2008
re: Health/Energy: Ginseng for energy after coping with cancer and chemo. I now drink ACV 2 times a day diluted in water. I enjoy the taste, so it is no big deal. It gives me energy and I just feel better all over.I use 2 TBS. to every 6 ounces of water or juice. I love the taste.
Posted by Laura (Honolulu, Hi) on 03/19/2009
I have low energy- I just lack a certain vitality. So last year I did some research and found that b vitamins are what I'm lacking within my body for adequate energy. I take one or two everyday and so far it's helped a bundle. I prefer to stay hydrated and I also oil pull and drink ACV. However, for low energy I can take just one vitamin b complex and it gives me what I need. The other two are boosters to it's good effects. I also heard these can be a little hard on your kidneys, so I take a day or two off them a month to help my kidneys out.. :)
Posted by Tammy (St. Louis, MO) on 09/21/2007
Hi. I have been diagnosed with Stage IV metatstatic breast cancer (spread to the bones). I have become anemic. Dr. said to take in more iron. I bought blackstrap molasses unsulphured. Took a tablespoon Tuesday evening, a tablespoon Wednesday morning. Noticed Wednesday afternoon I "had energy" & then realized that after a 4 block walk at a fast pace did not leave me winded and fatigue my legs (the Saturday before I became winded and fatigued after only 1 block). Went home from work, took another tablespoon, did heavy gardening until 10:00 that night. Was still feeling energized! Took the same amount of blackstrap Thurday and Friday (today). Here is the amazing part: when I am anemic, I get tinnitus - sound in my ears. It is a pulsating sound like I can hear my blood pulsating through my veins. The more anemic I am, the louder the tinnitus. I've been through this before. Took blood transfusions and the tinnitus went away. My last treatment regimen for the cancer worked (for awhile) and as I got better from the medication, my blood got better, and the tinnitus gradually went away. Now, since taking the blackstrap (starting three days ago), each night I notice the tinnitus is lessened. Last night it was BARELY audible and was not constant. I expect tonight it will not be there at all. (Night time is when I notice it when all is very quiet). I would bet were I to have my blood tested today, my red blood cell and platelet counts would be either normal or just about normal. OK, I am truly amazed. Is it the blackstrap? Ok, next thing to try: hydrogen peroxide. Then apple cider vinegar! God bless you all for sharing!