10 Vitamin And Mineral Deficiencies That’s Draining You of Your Energy

by Dr. Donna Schwontkowski

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Have you noticed how fatigue interrupts your life and makes you feel weak? Have you noticed how it lowers the quality of your life by decreasing your passion for your daily activities?

Fatigue can progress to the point where an individual is totally incapacitated, such as in chronic fatigue syndrome. That’s why it’s so important to determine the cause of fatigue, and then remedy the situation.

Fatigue may accompany many different health conditions, which is why it’s so difficult to pinpoint in many cases. You’ll find fatigue as a symptom that occurs in anemia, colds and flu, any infection, and in any major organ condition, such as heart disease, lung disease and liver disease. Fatigue also shows up when people lose weight, are bored, and experience great amounts of emotional stress.


Fatigue is often due to vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Here’s a list of some of them:

1. Vitamin D Deficiency

Besides immune system problems, a vitamin D deficiency is now linked with muscle fatigue and aches and pains.

2. Iron Deficiency

An iron deficiency causes anemia, which always results in fatigue. The red blood cells shrink when there’s an iron deficiency and lose their power to give you oxygen.

3. Copper Deficiency

A copper deficiency causes anemia, which always results in fatigue.

4. Magnesium Deficiency

Even a mild deficiency of magnesium can cause fatigue that won’t be helped by anything other than the magnesium. This deficiency is quite common.