Vitamin A for fatigue – May 10th, 2015


Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner Training (NEPT)
Clinical Pearl
May 10th, 2015

Vitamin A for fatigue

As I prepared for our vitamin intensive, I was reminded that we often overlook Vitamin A as a tool in managing fatigue.

There are several mechanisms by which Vitamin A can be an important tool in re-energizing your clients:

Vitamin A interacts with iron and just may be the missing link in resistant cases of iron deficiency anemia. Check out the Vitamin A presentation in the micro-nutrient module, to be available within the next few days, for more specific details.

Vitamin A deficiency can impact thyroid function.

Your client may be low in Vitamin A if they are vegetarian AND they have a particular genetic SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) called BCM01, which impacts the enzyme that converts beta carotene to Vitamin A. In this case, it’s important to supplement with Vitamin A. My preference is Micellized Liquid Vitamin A. I have that SNP, and I am vegan, so I take Vitamin A drops a few times a week for “insurance.”