Last Updated on October 28, 2021 by melissanreynolds
I have five supplements for fibromyalgia energy to share with you today.
With the world’s eye on those of us suffering from chronic pain, I feel like bad news is delivered daily into my inbox with newsletters or articles telling me I can’t access something that helps me manage. Opioids came under fire, now NSAIDS are ready for scrutiny.
We know the medicines we need aren’t ideal but neither is chronic sleep deprivation or untreated pain. Seriously, there’s research!
To this end, I have decided to work through as many natural options as I can find to help you navigate potential new options for treatment. The first post was for herbs you can infuse at home. The next was supplements for Fibromyalgia pain.
This one is supplements for fibromyalgia energy. There is a seemingly endless list and I have done a lot of research on this area, but here I’ll present what I’ve tried with honest feedback.
REMEMBER to do your research, check with your doctor and double-check potential interactions with current medications.
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The 5 Supplements for Fibromyalgia Energy
This is a porcine protein serum offered by Dr. Teitelbaum and in his study was found to offer a 69.5% average increase in energy. It also helps with pain, sleep, digestive issues and more. I have been taking it for about two years (and was in the initial study) and it is a non-negotiable part of my protocol now. You can read my entire post about it here.
In this article from Fibro Daze about improving mitochondrial function, coq10 is mentioned: “Researchers who studied the link between mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress and inflammation in fibromyalgia concluded that CoQ10 has a potential therapeutic role in the condition. In one study, supplementation with 300 mg of coenzyme Q10 a day was found to be associated with clinical improvements, including a significant reduction in pain, fatigue, and morning tiredness.”
This is a favourite of Dr Teitelbaum for energy, and a lot of people swear by it. Katarina from Skillfully Well sums up the case for D ribose well, “Mitochondria produce the energy, called ATP, used by your cells to carry out all their functions. D-ribose is essential to the production of ATP. Therefore, taking additional D-ribose should help to support mitochondrial function and improve energy output in fatigued patients.” The first time I tried it, I derived no energy from it. When I tried again in 2019, once I was sleeping better, I noticed an improvement. Especially around muscle recovery and the pain I experience after doing more exercise than I should.
Adrenal Support Herbs
It is not yet clear if adrenal fatigue causes Fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia causes adrenal fatigue or they are completely separate. Though the body is a whole and I can see what effects so many systems (Fibromyalgia) could affect the adrenals, especially while the fight or flight response remains on overdrive. I tried a generic adrenal support formula recently and didn’t feel any obvious effects from it. Ashwagandha (a common ingredient in these formulas) is meant to be supportive for those with energy troubles, “Ashwagandha, is an adaptogenic herb popular in Ayurvedic medicine that has shown incredible results for lowering cortisol and balancing thyroid hormones.” Like a lot of things, it appears to be worth a try and I am glad to have ticked it off my list.
A study found, “Although this experience deserves further studies, these results indicate that LAC may be of benefit in patients with FMS, providing improvement in pain as well as the general and mental health of these patients.” Unfortunately I found a tub and only managed four doses before I realised it was really upsetting my tummy.
Please remember that supplements can be really useful but they are an aid. Nothing can replace sleep, rest, good pacing and pain management in order to free up energy. This post on Managing Fibromyalgia might be of help for you.
Tell us what do you take and does it help?
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