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The #1 Best Supplement for Energy, Says Dietitian

Skip the energy drink for this natural supplement.
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Struggling to stay energized throughout the day? Before you reach for one of those energy drinks packed with chemicals and sugar, often causing more harm than good, look into a supplement instead. There are many supplements that can give you the energy-boost you need, but we wanted to learn which was the best.

To find the supplement for energy that reigns supreme, we consulted with Trista Best, MPH, RD, LD, and a registered dietitian at Balance One Supplements for her expertise. And for more expert advice on energy make sure to check out 30 Best Foods That Give You All-Day Energy, According to Experts.

It's not always all about sleep, when it comes to that afternoon slump that starts coming on as you sit at your desk. Actually, according to Best, "our diet can often be the underlying cause of our fatigue and why we're prone to exhaustion."

In Particular, anemia can often be the cause of feeling overwhelmingly tired or lazy—which could lead you to be in need of quick energy.

"A little known fact is there are two forms of anemia; anemia and pernicious anemia," says Best. "The anemia most think of when they hear the word is related to an iron deficiency, but pernicious anemia is rooted in a B12 deficiency."

This is why, of all the supplements to boost energy, Best recommends a B-complex supplement.

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"The B-complex supplement is a vitamin formulation that includes all the B vitamins, of which there are thirteen," says Best.

Each of the B vitamins in this supplement contributes to various functions in the body, so not only are you getting that boost of energy, but you're also getting additional benefits as well. That's something you wouldn't be getting with your energy drink or cup of coffee.

So, the next time you're looking for the best way to get through the workday, and your diet is just not cutting it, go for Vitamin B. Supplementing your diet this way can help to ensure that you're no longer suffering from tiredness and fatigue.

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Rachel Linder
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