Fighting Fatigue

Fighting Fatigue
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Learn How To Overcome Low Energy

In today’s fast-paced world, many of us probably bite off more than we can chew. Spending sleepless nights at the library studying for exams, logging long hours at work, and running ourselves into the ground trying to maintain a picture-perfect life have become the norm.

We have turned into professional multitaskers, determined to optimize our time to increase our productivity. Unfortunately, our tendency to overextend ourselves is doing us more harm than good, leaving us overwhelmed, and worst of all—stressed, tired or exhausted.

But are we all truly suffering from a lack of energy or might it be something else?

Mislabeling Fatigue

Fatigue is defined as extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness. Unfortunately, using the umbrella term “fatigue” or “tired” to describe various physical, mental, and emotional symptoms often leads to the wrong solution.

If you use the word “tired” to describe how you are feeling, the obvious solution to relieve your tiredness would be boosting your energy. And what do we turn to when we need energy? Many of us reach for energy drinks, coffee, soda, and other sweet items (candy, cookies, etc.). In other words, we reach for sugar and caffeine, which are two well-known solutions for low energy.


The fuel that helps your body run.

Energy drinks, soda, and snack foods contain simple sugars that provide a quick burst of energy but typically result in a crash not long after consuming them.


Caffeine is a known stimulant.

Caffeine works to increase your energy levels by blocking the activity of a chemical in the brain that makes you feel tired and stimulating the release of a hormone that makes you feel energized. When consumed in high doses, caffeine can overstimulate your nervous system, causing you to feel jittery.

Fatigue And Brain Function

What if the tiredness you were describing wasn’t actually a result of low energy? Would sugar and caffeine still solve your problem? Probably not. Here’s why:

When asked to further explain what they mean by “tired,” people frequently say:

  • Lack of mental focus
  • Decreased concentration
  • Brain fog
  • Suppressed mood

People often label their lack of mental focus as “tiredness,” their decreased concentration and afternoon brain fog as “fatigue,” and their suppressed mood as “exhaustion.” Hence, sugar and caffeine would likely not provide relief from these symptoms.

Redefining The Lack Of Energy

Oftentimes, when someone says fatigue, they are experiencing symptoms more closely related to poor brain performance, so the solution is not sugar or caffeine. Instead, we need a solution that works to optimize brain function.

And what promotes optimal brain function?

Several things: Adequate sleep, a healthy diet, exercise, and low stress levels will all keep your brain working at its best. This means we need an alternative solution to provide added protection to our brains on the days we fall short. So, before reaching for just any solution, think twice about whether you are truly suffering from a lack of energy.

4Life’s Brain Health And Energy Products

If you find yourself describing problems more closely related to brain function and aren’t in need of a quick boost of energy, try 4Life RCall. This well-rounded formula provides 4Life’s exclusive 4Life Transfer Factor, antioxidants, and a synergistic blend of herbal nutrients that support brain function and health.*

If you find yourself coming back to the word “tired” and truly feel like you are low on energy, try 4Life Energy Go Stix. Rich in natural energy boosters and fortifying nutrients, including 4Life Transfer Factor, Energy Go Stix promotes energy and stamina, helps improve memory and alertness, and supports healthy immune system function.