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Missouri Farmer

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In another thread someone recommended Green Magma as an energy boosting supplement. What are your experiences with this or other energy boosting supplements?

I have been gluten free for several months and my main persistent symptom is constant fatigue. I have a job interview next week that will likely last about six hours and I am wondering how I might be able to fortify myself before I go in.

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Hi Missouri Farmer, I do not know about any energy elixirs ;) but you might try taking some B12, gluten free of course.

also you might look at your diet & make sure that you are getting plenty of protein.

I would skip all the gluten free manufactured stuff, no soy & no dairy, no artificial sugars

also if you could force yourself to get some mild exercise and go to sleep at the same time each night & make sure you get 8 to 9 hours of sleep a night. oh & make sure the room that you are sleeping in is totally dark- cover up any little lights etc... this is very important light affects the pineal gland in the center of your brain.

good luck with the interview...

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L-carnitine has been shown, in a pilot study, to help the fatigue symptoms in Celiac patients. Its also used for many other health concerns.

Dig Liver Dis. 2007 Oct;39(10):922-8. Epub 2007 Aug 10. Links

L-Carnitine in the treatment of fatigue in adult celiac disease patients: a pilot study.Ciacci C, Peluso G, Iannoni E, Siniscalchi M, Iovino P, Rispo A, Tortora R, Bucci C, Zingone F, Margarucci S, Calvani M.

Gastrointestinal Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University Federico II, Naples, Italy. ciacci@unina.it

BACKGROUND: Fatigue is common in celiac disease. L-Carnitine blood levels are low in untreated celiac disease. L-Carnitine therapy was shown to improve muscular fatigue in several diseases. AIM: To evaluate the effect of L-carnitine treatment in fatigue in adult celiac patients. METHODS: Randomised double-blind versus placebo parallel study. Thirty celiac disease patients received 2 g daily, 180 days (L-carnitine group) and 30 were assigned to the placebo group (P group). The patients underwent clinical investigation and questionnaires (Scott-Huskisson Visual Analogue Scale for Asthenia, Verbal Scale for Asthenia, Zung Depression Scale, SF-36 Health Status Survey, EuroQoL). OCTN2 levels, the specific carnitine transporter, were detected in intestinal tissue. RESULTS: Fatigue measured by Scott-Huskisson Visual Analogue Scale for Asthenia was significantly reduced in the L-carnitine group compared with the placebo group (p=0.0021). OCTN2 was decreased in celiac patients when compared to normal subjects (-134.67% in jejunum), and increased after diet in both celiac disease treatments. The other scales used did not show any significant difference between the two celiac disease treatment groups. CONCLUSION: L-Carnitine therapy is safe and effective in ameliorating fatigue in celiac disease. Since L-carnitine is involved in muscle energy production its decreased absorption due to OCTN2 reduction might explain muscular symptoms in celiac disease patients. The diet-induced OCTN2 increase, improving carnitine absorption, might explain the L-carnitine treatment efficacy.

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