I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.
I was so excited to be given a chance to review Fibro Soothe because I have heard many great things about the ingredients and because I hadn’t yet tried fibro specific supplements like this.
When I was first diagnosed these sorts of things were just not available, especially here in New Zealand. So I have really enjoyed the proliferation of options.
I was so happy to receive this, that I posted this picture on Twitter immediately!
Fibro Soothe contains Boswellia serrata Wokvel®, Turmeric Longvida®, DL-Phenylalanine, Ginger, Devils Claw, Ashwagandha, Bromelain, Papain, and Turmeric Powder. It is supposed to help with inflammation, pain and sleep.
Curcumin, the active ingredient in tumeric has long been known as a potent antiinflammatory, along with ginger. Perhaps less known, dl-phenylalanine, devils claw, ashwaghanda, bromelain and papain are also useful to promote pain relief and energy.
I have taken Curamin before (also sold by ProHealth), which contains Curcumin and a couple of other overlapping ingredients and found it to be quite useful for my neck, which is the pain I most struggle with. My neck is always tight and sore, and gets very stiff in the night and if I try to sit still for too long. It responds to ibuprofen, when none of my other pain does – which I think is why anti inflammatory supplements help.
There has been a lot going on for me, physically, with having a small baby. So it was both a good time and a rough time for trying a new treatment.
Having a baby, developing symphisis pubis disorder and a Fibromyalgia flare up all at once (all interrelated), I’ve been on more medicine than I’d like. Fibro Soothe helped me cut out the morning dose of ibuprofen, which removes the extra stress on my stomach.
The only negative I found from taking Fibro Soothe was trying to swallow three capsules in the morning, I found it difficult. So I now take my daily dose around lunchtime when it’s easier to take them. There isn’t a strong smell or taste, so that really helps.
I have found that supplements usually take six to eight weeks to truly see if it will work for you, so make sure you give it a good amount of time when trying new supplements.
I’ve been on it for about five weeks and will continue taking it. The effect on my neck alone solidifies this in my daily regimen. It’s important to remember that fighting Fibromyalgia requires an amalgamation of solutions, rather than one miraculous one.
Getting as much good sleep as I can, nutritious food, supplements, gentle exercise and rest are all part of my key lifestyle changes.
Some of the key supplements I love are:
Another thing to note, is that Pro Health has a wealth of articles about Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome available, so it’s worth spending some time going through their site.
Have you tried Fibro Soothe before? Did it help you? Is there any other supplements that really help you?