Fibromyalgia

This common but poorly understood disorder is characterized by chronic muscle pain, non-restorative sleep, and profound fatigue. Although fibromyalgia symptoms may imitate an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, blood tests rarely come back positive and joint changes almost never develop.

HELPFUL SUPPLEMENTS
  • MAGNESIUM taken in combination WITH MALIC ACID helps fight fatigue and relax muscles. Allow at least two months for results to begin to appear.
  • JOHN’S WORT AND 5-HTP increase serotonin levels, help ease depression, and improve tolerance to pain. Consider taking either supplement along with magnesium and malic acid. (Do not take St. John’s wort or 5-HTP if you’re taking prescription antidepressants.)
  • GRAPESEED EXTRACT is a powerful antioxidant, which you can take to help prevent muscle cell damage.
  • COENZYME Ql0 (COQ10) and NADH may be helpful to relieve the symptoms of fatigue. They’re involved in maintaining the mitochondria, the energy producing unit of the cell.
  • MELATONIN OR VALERIAN can help you get to sleep.
  • KAVA KAVA is a non-sedating, non-habit-forming natural tranquilizer for short term use. Do not use concurrently with alcohol or when liver disease is present.
  • SAMe widely used by European doctors for depression and arthritis, shows promise in the treatment of fibromyalgia.
  • Most people with fibromyalgia seem to have low levels of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), a key hormone secreted by the adrenal glands. Supplements can help redress this deficiency.

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