When it comes to vitamins needed for both a sound body and mind, the B vitamins aren’t something you want to ignore. Take, for example, vitamin B12: don’t get enough of this vitamin, and your energy levels throughout the day might sag – with your mind constantly turning, perhaps, to thoughts of sleep in your warm cozy bed.
Maybe you have extreme fatigue on a regular basis, a feeling of weakness, or a mood that’s lying somewhere in the doldrums. What do these have in common? For one, they can all be caused by a folic acid deficiency. So if you’re experiencing symptoms like these – or if you’re planning for pregnancy (developing babies require folic acid for healthy growth) – consider checking your folic acid levels.
Woefully tired every time your alarms go off early in the morning? If so, you aren’t alone – not by a long shot, actually, because chronic lack of sleep seems to be a distinguishing feature of modern society: the average American adult gets less than 7 hours of sleep each night. Continue reading
When your body’s blood sugar levels get too high, important cellular functions can be disrupted and – over the long-term – this can place your health and well-being in serious jeopardy. That’s why, ideally, your blood sugar levels – or blood glucose levels – should fall within a healthy, normal range. Continue reading