Many people recovering from coronavirus feel extremely fatigued for quite a while after they’ve stopped being infectious. This can be because your body is continuing to respond to the COVID-19 infection, even though the initial infection has got better. This is known as post-viral fatigue.
There’s also something known as long COVID. The most recent statistics released by the government has revealed that an estimated 1.2 million people in the UK are experiencing long COVID symptoms. That’s just under 2% of the entire population.
54% of those experiencing long COVID say that fatigue is the most severe side effect, making it the most common symptom.
Tips for coping with post COVID fatigue
Stay hydrated and well fed
A really important part of recovery is making sure you continue to drink enough water and eat nutritious foods that will give you the energy to recover.
Catch up on sleep
You may find that you need to sleep much more but unfortunately, you may also find that your sleep is disturbed. This is normal during an infection and while recovering with long COVID, so sleep as much as you feel you need. However, if you can, keep a routine for your sleep/wake schedule because it will help you in the long run.
Avoid the boom-bust cycle
A trap people often fall into is the boom-bust cycle of recovery. The way it works is that you have a day where you feel great (boom) so you return to previous levels of work, leisure and social activities but actually end up overdoing it, and then the next day you feel worse (bust). It’s a counter productive cycle to get caught in that can actually prolong your recovery time.
Supplements for fatigue
Optima Max supplements is a pure NAD+ supplement and are based on the same formulation as our signature NAD+ IV – just in an oral form. It optimises brain and cellular health to boost energy levels, fight fatigue and help you get better sleep. Additionally, they give your immune system a great boost.
So if you’re suffering from long COVID symptoms and still don’t have your energy levels back where they should, our Optima Max supplements can give you that boost you need.