Fatigue and low-energy are the most common symptoms faced by new moms (maybe even in mothers in general). Being a new mom is EXHAUSTING and, at times, overwhelming. To some degree, this is a normal part of the process. Sleep deprivation and/or broken sleeping patterns are a given. However, in many instances, this is only part of the equation and there is so much more that can be done to support mothers and get them feeling better.
Some issues won’t be revealed through the standard lab testing. Hormones are a good example of this. Standard labs will not detect subtle hormonal imbalances, yet they can still have a significant impact on how you feel.
Have you ever purchased a vitamin/supplement for a specific purpose only to be disappointed that it ‘didn’t work’? I think we have all experienced this at some point or another. The major downfall of having supplements so readily available is that many people think they are simple to self-prescribe.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
Dose: Did you take enough to achieve an outcome? Therapeutic dose is the amount of medication used to achieve a desired effect. Dietary supplements are like drugs in that a certain dose needs to be administered in order for them to work. This dose varies by individual and by the condition being treated. Timing of dose can also be a factor. For example, herbal supplements are often better absorbed on an empty stomach.
Duration & Consistency: How long did you take it for? Some products may take up to 8 weeks or longer before major improvements occur. Others may produce effects in a matter of a few days. The typical time it takes to receive benef...