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Supplements and vitamins
December 28, 2012
Supplements, vitamins, and herbs.
The New Year is approaching.
Here are a few of the supplements, minerals and herbs, which some of my clients and I, swear make a difference...
If you are going to take vitamins, supplements, or herbs for fibromyalgia, you need...
Water. Some signs you may not be getting enough of this precious mineral:
chronic pains in the joints and muscles, lower back pain, headaches and constipation.
How much do you need? I hate to be rude but just look. If your urine is yellow, you need more water. Your urine should exit your body clear. Another simple way to measure how much you need is to divide your body weight by 2.
Example: you weigh 140 ponds divided by 2 equals 70 ounces of water per day. There is no better way to clean out all of the nasty stuff we take into our bodies.
I have been taking melatonin for about a year now. My best client recommended it to me and it has really helped me to begin the sleep process at night.
Melatonin gained it's popularity as a sleep promoting agent, and that's exactly what it is.
It is a hormone that directly affects the sleep cycle and has been widely useful in the treatment of insomnia. It is a fibromyalgia supplement that will induce rest
For women who suffer from fibromyalgia the absence of restful sleep will result in a lack of muscle endurance.
If you think you are alone, 70% to 90% of fibromyalgia sufferers are not sleeping enough.
5-HTP is another supplement found to have some positive effects on fibromyalgia.
Like Melatonin it is sold as a dietary supplement for uses as a natural antidepressant and sleep aid.
Anti-Inflammatories like Lyprinol and Glucosamine, have been studied and found to have anti-inflammatory effects on fibromyalgia pain and stiffness.
Some of the new fibromyalgia research claim that fibromyalgia is an inflammatory disorder.
Magnesium is a mineral used to help the muscles relax.
Many women with symptoms of fibromyalgia, describe the pain from there fibromyalgia tender points as feeling like a charlie horse.
Calcium is a mineral that will help your muscles contract.
Many fibromyalgia sufferers have been shown to have a deficiency in both Magnesium and Calcium.
Antioxidants have come to the forefront of fibromyalgia research. There has been a link found in fibromyalgia pain associated with Antioxidant damage.
One popular antioxidant is Tumeric. An Indian spice that has been proven as a antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It's been shown to have positive effects on the immune system and may relieve other symptoms of fibromyalgia like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (I.B.S.)
Coconut Oil for fibromyalgia is gaining some popularity. It helps to reduce pain while increasing your energy. It is abundant in Lauric Acid which provides the building blocks which kill virus bacteria and fungi.
L-Carnitine has been used by other fibromyalgia sufferers as a energy booster and for others who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Omega 3 Fish oil has been around for some time. Omega 3's will drive down your cholesterol and strengthen your heart. It has also been used as a anti-inflammatory.
I started taking Omega 3 fish oil after I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. I had decided that I didn't' want to live on medication. I am cautious to say they have cured me, but it sure feels like it.
St. John's Wort and Kava Kava have been used as natuarl antidepressants and shown to help anxiety, insomnia, and stress, all symptoms of fibromyalgia. These are two great herbs for fibromyalgia.
Vitamin D is so natural that all you need to attract it is sunlight. A good 15-25 minutes a day under the sun should do the trick.
Everything listed are all natural fibromyalgia supplements that you should investigate before purchasing.
If you are using any prescribed medication please ask your pharmacist if it is o.k. to take any vitamins, supplements or herbs for fibromyalgia. Some combination's of supplements and medication should not be mixed.
These are just some of the many things other fibromyalgia sufferers have added to there to diets to cope with fibromyalgia.
Supplements and herbs for fibromyalgia may not exactly be a fibromyalgia cure, but they will move you in the right direction.
"Looking back it seems to me, all the grief that had to be.
Left me when the pain was o'er, Stronger than I was before.
Eric Suarez, CPT
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