Chronic fatigue nutrition starts with a sound diet. To end chronic fatigue, it is crucial to get your body in balance. By that, I mean to drastically cut white sugar and processed flour from your diet. Cut back on fried foods and fast foods and move towards a living diet. A living diet mainly consists of fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Take a minimum of 3 weeks and get rid of all the caffeine in your diet. No coffee, no tea, no pop (soda).
Once you get your diet in order, the next thing to look at when it comes to chronic fatigue is nutritional supplements. One of the more popular supplements being looked into right now is creatine. A study was published in the June 2004 issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology. The result was that creatine was found to affect mitochondria which are part of the cell which produces energy for biological functioning. In layman’s terms, it helps cell function, nervous system function, and muscle function which means it is a positive for those who suffer from chronic fatigue. If you are thinking about taking creatine, may I just throw out a word of caution on a personal note. Creatine supplementation requires you to drink plenty of water. Bodybuilders use is to push water into the muscle which makes them look bigger so you may see some weight gain while using this supplement.
L-Glutamine or glutamine is a supplement which may enhance/support human growth hormone levels (HGH). There are some researchers in the chronic fatigue community who feel that there is a condition called leaky gut syndrome. The long and short of it is that if you suffer from leaky gut syndrome which in itself may lead to chronic fatigue syndrome, you are not getting adequate nutrition if the foods that you ingest. By taking L-Glutamine over a period of several months, some have come to realize that their “leaky gut” is no longer an issue, the food that they eat is better put to use, and the symptoms of chronic fatigue go by the wayside. As an aside, glutamine is very helpful for those that have low blood sugar levels.