Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Wake Me Up, Please!

I have 180 capsules, but they're not stocked online.

Taking vitamin supplements is considered a fool's game most of the time; many believe that you can get everything you need from your diet, and therefore do not need to supplement the vitamins you're already eating.  What your body cannot absorb is urinated away; expensive wee for some!  There can, however, be instances when you're not getting enough vitamins; a bad diet, or a medical problem are probably the main contenders.  Realistically, we all get tired from time to time, it's the nature of our busy lives, which is something that caffeine or an energy tablet can't boost you out of, and in that instance, Vitamin Complex supplements probably aren't the best for you, as explored here.

There are some of us, however, who do have problems with vitamins.  Current bad diet aside (which is getting better, I've eaten lots of salmon this week), I've suffered on and off for around 6 and a half years with extreme fatigue.  Now, 4 and a half years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS, and only more recently I've realised that this has something to do with tiredness.  I lack insulin, and take a form of diabetic medication to boost this so my body breaks down and can use the sugar in foods for energy, but often this isn't enough.  I get so tired I'll sleep for 13 hours a night; I'll get up after a full night's sleep and within an hour or so, I'm shattered and ready for bed.  My Mum mentioned that this wasn't normal, but what can you do!?

So, after living years tired, weary, and ill with every cold or sore throat going, I researched why I might be tired.  It seems I lack Vitamin B12, if the trends in PCOS/insulin stakes are anything to go by (which would account for my constant hair loss and breaking nails!).  I take one of these capsules every day, usually with some fresh fruit juice containing high Vitamin C; the difference is astounding.  I'm awake, needing less sleep, energetic and feeling normal again, which is absolutely live-giving for me, and I love it!

So of course, these tablets aren't going to work miracles if you have a healthy diet and are tired from being busy, but if you're inexplicably exhausted, then they might be worth a try.  They come in smaller pots, and it's recommended you trial them for a month or so on cycles, to see if they help.  Frankly, I need them all the time, and as you can see, I've got enough to last me a while!


  1. Thank you very much for this. I've also got PCOS and metformin doesn't agree with me so I'll have to give this a try see if it makes any difference.
    Maddy xx

  2. You're welcome, thanks for the comment! Metformin is definitely difficult to get on with, it made me ill for quite a while - but I've been taking it continuously now for a year and the results are very good, so if you can manage it the outcome is worth it :) xx