Covid-19 has impacted the entire world on such a large scale that we can’t even begin to talk about it. People have reported a strange sense of tiredness and fatigue even after they have recovered and tested negative. This is very common with patients who are asymptomatic and who show severe symptoms. And expert nutritionist Pooja Makhija wrote that over 70% of Covid patients are said to have been suffering from these conditions where the body aches, you forget things, and feel weak and void of energy in your body. This condition is being termed a chronic covid syndrome or long covid. And while on one hand experts are still digging deep about the coronavirus and discovering new things about the virus day by day, it has been found that certain nutrients are very effective for dealing with post covid fatigue. Let us read about them.

Omega 3

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Omega 3 fatty acids are highly beneficial when dealing with fatigue and tiredness. They are known to work well in case of chronic fatigue syndrome and alleviate oxidative stress in the body due to this your body feels less loaded and super light. Also, this nutrient is full of calories that fill your body with energy. Not only that, but it also helps with relaxing and resting well. It enhances your sleep quality and provides your body the time to repair and recover itself.  1000 mg of omega 3 fatty acids each day for two months is the right dose to ward off tiredness and lack of energy.

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Coenzyme Q10 

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Our body is made up of cells and the powerhouse of the cell is the mitochondria. The mitochondria are responsible for the activities the cell performs and gives it the energy to do so. When we are not able to function properly due to the lack of energy, it simply means that the mitochondria or the primary unit of the cell is also weak. Coenzyme Q10 is a compound found inside the mitochondria.

It helps power the mitochondria which in turn increases the efficiency and the energy of the body. It thus helps in easing out your troubles caused due to the long covid or the fatigue syndrome. You can either consume it from natural sources by eating broccoli, fish, whole grain, spinach, meat or you can take its supplement in form of Ubiquinol in 100 mg doses for 1-2 months and bid goodbye to the fatigue.

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Consult Your Doctor Before

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As we said, since coronavirus has a lot of new mutants and facets unfolding in front of the world each day, there is no evidence to support the fact that these nutrients do work for covid recovered or asymptomatic individuals. But they have been studied for chronic fatigue syndrome which can happen to anyone. Therefore it is advisable to consult your nutritionist before going for any of the above-mentioned nutrients and the supplementation.

But eating these nutrients anyways will help you keep your body recharged and going all the time. Not only that but also try to avoid junk food or inflammatory foods and make sure to eat things that are healthy along with drinking lots of fluids to keep yourself hydrated in the treacherous summer season.

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