Natural Solutions for Fibromyalgia (from the corner drugstore)
If you or someone you know suffers from fibromyalgia, take into consideration that natural supplements can be a powerful aid in finding relief from the painful associated symptoms. There are countless supplements and products out there that claim they are helpful at treating fibromyalgia and the many options can easily become overwhelming when trying to choose what works best.
We have compiled information for a few natural ingredients, which after much research, we find to be most effective at actually relieving the painful symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Each of these is backed by clinical studies showing promising results.
Several studies report a strong correlation between low vitamin-D levels and the anxiety, depression and muscle aches associated with fibromyalgia. As we get older, the body has a harder time at naturally producing vitamin-D on its own, and many have a deficiency of this important vitamin.
Spending time out in the sun can help increase levels of vitamin-D, but many lack the time and resources to do so every single day. Winter weather, for example, can greatly decrease the amount of sunlight you are exposed to.
To get the proper amount of vitamin-D we need from food (such as milk and dairy products), you would need to consume a very high amount to reach the recommended levels. This can be difficult while trying to maintain a well balanced diet.
Natural supplements are a great way to ensure we are reaching our daily recommended dose of vitamin-D. As we age, it is important to remember we will need to add more vitamin-D supplements to make up for any that we lack.
Vitamin-D has been shown to reduce inflammation and muscle pain, two symptoms often associated with fibromyalgia. Many report that increasing their daily vitamin-D has improved functioning, and that they experienced less pain as a result of supplementing with vitamin-D.
Sam-e (S-adenosylmethionine) is a compound our bodies naturally produce, but again, as we age we begin to develop less and less of it. A synthesized form is available to supplement the compound, and it is said to help our overall immune system and bodily function, especially for those suffering with fibromyalgia.
Studies report fibromyalgia patients who supplement with Sam-e report feeling less chronic pain. It is said to play a role in forming cartilage. It is often compared to NSAID painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen, but it is safer and essentially risk free in comparison, as there are little to no side-effects associated with Sam-e. Many fibromyalgia sufferers report feeling less pain with continuous use of Sam-e, and it is recommended to stick with it before dismissing it, as it does take awhile to work into your system.
Sam-e is also linked to improved mentality and improved moods. Many fibromyalgia patients suffer from anxiety and depression as a result of the debilitating symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Sam-e is said to assist in the production and breakdown of neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin, which are all brain hormones that influence and regulate moods.
We have done extensive research and found countless studies to determine what vitamins and herbs work best at relieving the pain associated with fibromyalgia. After months of narrowing down the most important ingredients available, we have compiled an e-book to share with the fibromyalgia community to enhance their knowledge of natural treatment options. To learn more, simply enter your information on the right hand side of the screen. Your free e-book is available to download today, don’t delay to learn information that will improve your fibromyalgia symptoms and help change your life!