Fibromyalgia is known to be a chronic condition that is characterized by pain as well as inflammation in several parts of the body. You can treat this condition naturally by several ways.
Several vitamins are helpful in dealing with the symptoms of pain and inflammation associated with this condition. Given below are the best vitamins for fibromyalgia.
The University of Maryland Medical Center states that vitamin C is helpful in boosting the immune system of the body. A strong immune system may prove effective in combatting the viral as well as bacterial infections that are responsible for the symptoms of muscle pain as well as fatigue, These symptoms are often associated with fibromyalgia.
Vitamin C is also known to play the role of an antioxidant, thereby preventing the cells of connective tissue as well as muscles from damage caused by harmful free radicals.
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Author of Prescription for Nutritional Healing, nutritional expert Phyllis Balch states that vitamin C is known to have a calming effect on the body, thereby helping in treating mood problems associated with fibromyalgia.
Several foods contain high amounts of this vitamin and they include strawberries, blackberries, citrus fruits, Swiss chard, tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts and avocados.
Dr. Joe Elrod, author of ‘Reversing Fibromyalgia’ states that Vitamin E exhibits antioxidant properties that may prove effective in preventing the muscles and connective tissues from damage caused by free radicals.
Vitamin E may also prove effective in improving the circulation of blood to the brain, thereby reducing fibro fog, which is a mental condition associated with confusion. This condition is known to develop as a result of fibromyalgia.
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Researchers have now stated that vitamin E deficiencies are linked with the development of fibromyalgia. According to a research study published in Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, women suffering from fibromyalgia were required to follow a strict vegetarian diet with raw foods.
The diet included foods such as barley juice, grains, nuts, seeds, carrot juice and other foods rich in vitamin E. The progress of these women was observed after two and seven months.
At the end of the research study, it was observed that the women experienced an improvement of 46 per cent in the symptoms associated with this condition. Several foods that contain high amounts of vitamin E and they include brown rice, kale, alfalfa sprouts, pumpkin seeds, eggs, spinach and kale.
Vitamin A deficiency is a common occurrence in those who suffer from fibromyalgia. According to a research study published in ‘Cell Biochemistry and Function’ in the year 2009, 30 women suffering from fibromyalgia were examined for vitamin deficiencies in their blood.
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After a 12 hour fast, the blood plasma was analysed for those suffering from this condition and those who did not suffer from this condition. The research study showed that those who suffered from fibromyalgia had lower levels of vitamin A in their bloodstream, than the control group. Foods that contain high amounts of vitamin A include red peppers, watermelon, guava, carrots, pumpkin, squash, turnip greens and parsley.
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