Since the birth of my children, I seem to constantly feel tired. In the early days it made sense; waking up every 2-4 hours a night for what felt like an eternity (but was really about a year) almost sapped the energy and life force out of me. I can see why sleep deprivation is a form of torture.
Because I don’t eat meat, only fish, my Mum says I’m tired because my iron is low. She is probably right; during both pregnancies my blood count was low enough for them to prescribe me iron tablets. Once they were born, other than a multi-vit from the supermarket, I’ve not paid much attention to my supplements until now.
Now I feel like I’m tired even when I do get what I think is a good night’s sleep. Determined to do something about it, I have started taking Vitabiotics Feroglobin Plus. If the name Vitabiotics sounds familiar it’s probable because you, and everyone you know, took their Pregnacare tablets.
Vitabiotics Feroglobin is a formulation of iron vitamins, with B12 and folic acid to help reduce tiredness and fatigue. Sounds like most parents I know need some! The original Feroglobin contains, among other things, vitamins B6 & B12 which contribute to normal energy release plus vitamin C, folate and pantothenic acid. The ‘Plus’ is the extra ingredients of Siberian Ginseng, vitamin D3, Co-Q10, L-Carnitine, Green Tea and Beetroot Extracts.
Iron is important as it contributes to normal cognitive function, energy release and normal function of the immune system. Feroglobin Plus is good for growing children, menstruating women (take extra when on your period), during pregnancy, vegetarians and athletes.
I prefer a liquid for fast absorption but Feroglobin also comes in a slow release capsule.
If you’re constantly feeling tired (and aren’t most of us) I think it’s worth seeing if an iron supplement can help. And try to get some more sleep of course!