Is It Enough For You
Quick fixes, everyone wants them there is no denying the attraction a quick fix eludes. Quick fixes is one reason why the weight loss market is so successful the idea of a quick fad diet to help get the weight off is an attractive idea and one that millions buy into each and every year, but is it enough? In order to attain the ideal body one must time and effort into making it happen which often requires hard work and discipline. No one has time these days to practice discipline so they run to whatever seems the simplest and non-committal.
Having an attitude of ease and convenience can land an individual into some pretty hot waters when it comes to their personal health and well-being. When one has been diagnosed with a condition such as fibromyalgia it is imperative that he or she take the appropriate steps toward getting the right kind of help to ease their pain and discomfort to avoid complicating his or her health more than necessary. Choosing the “right” kind of treatment can be subjective so it is important to look at what could happen if the “wrong” treatment is implemented.
Using the wrong treatment could lead to several adverse reactions. The mistake most newly diagnosed patients make is with the use of prescription medications. Prescription medications are a tool that can be used, but are they the right tool? Certain medications used to treat fibromyalgia have been known to cause life threatening complications such as heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and severe depression. Taking medications comes with a risk are you willing to take that risk or are you content enough with a slower treatment process that is safer therefore more effective?
Using herbal supplements to treat fibromyalgia pain is a safer alternative to medication. There are several supplements that one can consider for their fibromyalgia pain. Supplements though not a quick fix, are able to be used for an extended period of time making the supplements the best treatment solution. Supplements to consider would be:
Vitamin D – Research has shown that Vitamin D can help with the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. In fact, one specific study shows that individuals who suffer from Fibromyalgia have lower levels of Vitamin D, thus increasing Vitamin D can help to lessen the symptoms caused by Fibromyalgia.
Fish Oil – Has omega-3 fatty acids which are known to be an anti-inflammatory which makes it an excellent source for reducing the pain associated with Fibromyalgia.
SAMe – This particular supplement is a synthetic form of a compound which the body naturally produces. It is needed for immune function and plays a key role in the forming of cartilage and DNA. Research has shown that SAMe can lessen the symptoms of chronic pain as well as boost an individual’s spirits (good for those also experiencing depression).
Capsaicin – When Capsaicin is used on the tender points of a person who suffers from Fibromyalgia a decrease in pain has been notated in some research.
Ribose – Fibromyalgia is often caused because of tight muscles. Ribose can help to ease this pain because Ribose can help to loosen those muscles and help to improve the debilitating symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
Magnesium – Can aid in relief from Fibromyalgia because when taken as an additional supplement it can help to reduce the muscle spasms, weakness, and back pain that are commonly associated with Fibromyalgia.
B- Complex Vitamins – All of the B- Complex vitamins (Folic Acid, Riboflavin, and Thiamine) can help to lessen inflammation that often causes the painful symptoms, these vitamins can also help to maintain muscle tone which is an added bonus to those with Fibromyalgia.
5-HTP – Research has shown that in individuals who suffer from Fibromyalgia when 5-HTP was used as a treatment, individuals reported a significant decrease in their tender points as well as the amount of pain they were experiencing on a daily basis. Other benefits noted with the use of 5-HTP were improvements in sleep, morning stiffness, anxiety, as well as fatigue.
Brown Seaweed Extract – Research is proving that Brown Seaweed extract (a supplement) is proving highly successful in the fight against chronic pain. Studies have shown that taking Brown Seaweed extract can reduce joint pain and stiffness by as much as 52% and individuals notice these benefits within only one week of beginning treatment.