Tired of being tired. Trying a new remedy

Yes. I’m still going on about being more tired than normal! I just can’t put my finger on it, why I’m feeling so tired.

After having good results from that blood test that I spoke about a couple of weeks ago. I went to my Gp who ran some regular blood tests to check if all was ok and yes, they were ok.

I have however seemed to have had a cold on and off since Christmas. That’s nearly three months! I’m wondering if it’s just that?

I was, however, lucky to be contacted by Future You. They spoke with me about their Magnesium supplements. I didn’t realise that magnesium could give you a boost.

* This is a sponsored post for Future You Cambridge*

” Not only does magnesium contribute to reduced tiredness and fatigue, but it contributes to your normal energy-yielding metabolism. Additionally, it contributes to normal muscle function, the normal functioning of the nervous system, the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, and even contributes to normal psychological function.”

I decided to give Future You’s Magnesium a try to see if I could combat being tired.

On receiving the tablets, it states that they’re a supplement, like a food supplement but I didn’t notice any difference there. I was sent two packets (58 tablets) to review and was told it can take some time to take effect.

Do you get tired around 4pm? The 4 o’clock slump

I got into around the seventh day and at around four pm I didn’t feel so drained. I always feel tired around that time. Sometimes I even have a doze if it’s possible.

And that’s the way it’s stayed for me. I’m not getting as tired around the four o clock time so there is a slight difference. I’m also trying to get in bed an hour earlier and getting up at my regular time of 6 am.

I’ve always gone to bed at around 11-11.30 and got up for 6 am but just lately I’m turning my alarm off in my sleep! It’s so irritating and I feel robbed of time! But I’m now getting up at 6 am again. So there is definitely a little progress

I have twelve tablets left. They’ve put a little spring in my step during that mid-afternoon slump. I was sent two packs and each has a 28 day supply.

Looking at the reviews online, some people have seen little effect from taking Magnesium yet there are others that have seen a huge difference. We are all made differently I guess

Future you has many supplements to try, and the site is worth looking at. I’m thinking about trying Vitamin D too. A boost of that might make the difference. Especially after our poor weather this winter!

Future You has a really interesting website full of information about health and wellbeing. There’s also 50% off some supplements while stocks last.

There’s a lot to read up on the website and so much information on what different supplements can do for you. There’s even a supplement pack for dogs! I might have to try that for my ageing dog Chuzzle!

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  1. March 8, 2020 / 6:02 pm

    I didn’t realise that about magnesium either, glad to hear it’s helped. The doc gave me Vitamin D last year and it really helped, though I did think I was going to rattle with the number of pills! Thanks for joining us at #PoCoLo

  2. March 5, 2020 / 7:04 pm

    Glad to hear it’s working for you, I suffer from fatigue but from no ferritin stores and I don’t absorb supplements sadly. Thanks for linking up with #pocolo hope to see you back tomorrow.

  3. March 2, 2020 / 7:35 pm

    When you say you’ve had a cold since Christmas, I’m wondering if your developing some allergies. That’s how my allergies looked at first – a cold that never went away. And they do make you tired.

    I am glad the magnesium has helped a bit.


  4. March 2, 2020 / 4:36 pm

    I definitely get that late afternoon slump as well. I just want to lie down and take a nap but it’s too late in the day and I must push through. I have found that Vitamin B supplements have also worked to reduce the late afternoon tiredness. I may look into magnesium as well. Thanks so much for sharing your experience, Laurie. I have found it very helpful.


  5. February 28, 2020 / 12:44 pm

    Interesting post! I think I feel more tired just because of the time of year it is right now. I am ready for some warm, spring sunshine and flowers. The cold, gray days make me tired.

    • laurie
      February 29, 2020 / 12:50 am

      Hi Laurie. Yes. I’ve been thinking the same. I’m wondering if I’m suffering from S.A.D syndrome. I have to admit the dark, grey days and all the rain has really got to me this year. I literally watch the time that sunset is every day and feel better as it gets later. We just need some brightness I guess! xx

  6. February 26, 2020 / 9:34 pm

    Very interesting post-Laurie. I go in from work and went straight to bed as I was so tired. I could do with trying something like these. Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop. Have a lovely week xx

    • laurie
      February 27, 2020 / 7:55 am

      I don’t think our weather helps either Claire. I’m going to try vitamin D too xx

  7. February 24, 2020 / 9:01 pm

    I never would have thought of trying magnesium supplements. What a great idea. I am always tired lately but I am not sleeping well and I know I have problems with low iron so I’m pretty sure that’s where my problems lie.

    • laurie
      February 27, 2020 / 7:56 am

      Hi Joanne. I didn’t think of Iron! I might get that checked. Thanks for stopping by xx

  8. February 24, 2020 / 5:44 pm

    I take magnesium because I kept getting leg cramps and I read that was a sign of low magnesium.

    • laurie
      February 27, 2020 / 7:57 am

      Hi Patricia. I was getting foot cramps too and I’ve never suffered with cramp. I haven’t had them recently so that’s interesting. I didn’ realise that that’s a condition of low magnesium xx

  9. February 24, 2020 / 3:20 pm

    Hope this helps, you have been doing so much, which all looks lovely, but takes it’s toll – I know exactly what you mean. xx Jacqui

    • laurie
      February 27, 2020 / 7:59 am

      Yes. Once the house is finished it will be interesting to see if there are any changes Jacqui. I don’t feel like I’m working any harder though, apart from cleaning up after the workmen xx

  10. February 24, 2020 / 2:26 pm

    I am glad for some improvements. I hope that lingering cold does go away! I can definitely tell a difference on how I react to later nights now that I am in my mid 40s.

    • laurie
      February 27, 2020 / 8:00 am

      Yes Mireille. My waking and sleeping schedule is way off-kilter at the moment. I need to sort that xx

  11. February 24, 2020 / 8:28 am

    I use a magnesium spray for my bad back. Magnesium is also absorbed through the skin . Yes i agree it is a beneficial mineral to me too.

    Thank you as usual for linking up

    • laurie
      February 27, 2020 / 8:01 am

      It’s interesting that it’s helped for back pain Anna. It amazes me how a deficiency can affect so much xx

  12. February 24, 2020 / 3:26 am

    I’ve had a cough since the bushfires started – I assumed from the smoke and ash but 4 months later (and leaving the country for a bit) and I’m still coughing. Just had a CT scan to make sure it’s not anything nasty. If I’m tired, I try to up vegetables (have some at breakfast as well as other meals) and increase exercise…might investigate magnesium #AnythingGoes

    • laurie
      February 29, 2020 / 12:52 am

      Here’s me moaning about a bit of tiredness when the other side of the world is suffering so badly from something that’s totally out of your control. I hope you feel better soon Lydia and that things get easier over there for you. Thanks for stopping by xx

  13. February 24, 2020 / 3:21 am

    It’s great that these are working for you! I have a multi vitamin with magnesium in it but I so often forget to take it, haha!

    Hope that your week is off to a great start 🙂

    • laurie
      February 29, 2020 / 12:54 am

      Hi Mica! Yes, I forgot to take these tablets a couple of times. I ended up setting an alarm! xx

  14. February 23, 2020 / 10:43 am

    Interesting read L !

    • laurie
      February 29, 2020 / 12:54 am

      Thanks Ashley xx

  15. February 23, 2020 / 9:58 am

    That is not much sleep! But I am happy for you that the magnesium helps a little. There is nothing as frustrating as fatigue. Happy Sunday Laurie!

    • laurie
      February 29, 2020 / 12:55 am

      I used to sleep less and was so much livelier only just a couple of years ago Nancy. I have to accept that I’m getting older I guess! xx

  16. February 22, 2020 / 9:45 pm

    I’ve been on magnesium now for years – it’s great stuff!! You can also get it in a cream and an oil and rub directly into your skin for great absorption. I’m glad that you’re trying a couple of different approaches and sharing them here … the Vitamin D can definitely be a thing too!! Take care of yourself and try to rest when you can, sometimes we just need a bit extra! Take care, Laurie and I look forward to hearing his things go over the next little while.
    Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

    • laurie
      March 2, 2020 / 12:23 am

      I’m going to try vitamin D too Donna. I didn’t know that you could get magnesium cream too. Interesting xx

  17. Meg An
    February 22, 2020 / 1:44 pm

    your not you’re (!).

  18. Meg An
    February 22, 2020 / 1:43 pm

    If you’ve been having a cold on and off since Christmas it’s worth considering that you may need an anti-histamine tablet. Building work can lead to more dust etc which may be a factor. You can buy it over the counter very cheaply but you can also visit the doctor. Sinus blocking can make you tired so if there’s a bit of problem then it likewise makes you tired because you’re body is fighting it. Hence people often get their energy back once the fight is over. It’s also normal to be more tired given our climate – it takes a little more effort and energy to deal with the cold, etc.

    It’s worth considering and speaking to your GP

    If you need a vitamin – it’s most likely to be vitamin D.

    If you’re getting cramps then definitely magnesium helps.

    As it’s made little or no difference I don’t think magnesium is your problem.

    • laurie
      February 29, 2020 / 12:58 am

      Hi Meg. Thanks for your advice here and taking the time to reply. I suffer from allergies and I know it’s not that. I do however keep getting cramp in my feet. Actually thinking about it, it’s not been so bad the last couple of weeks. A high dose of vitamin D is the next vitamin I will try.