Do you know of anything that helps with fibromyalgia and nerve pain?
Q. Dear Terry, “Do you know of anything that helps with fibromyalgia and nerve pain?” — Judy L., Cheyenne, WY
A. Dear Judy, I would first recommend trying a combination of high-absorption curcumin with boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase to address any pain you may be currently experiencing. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to help you get comfortable as quickly as possible. I advise taking 1-2 capsules of this blend three times a day.
I believe you would also benefit greatly by taking a blend of nutrients including B vitamins, biotin, alpha lipoic acid, chromium, and zinc, among others. B vitamins (B1-B3, B6, B12, Folate, and Pantothenic Acid) help nerves function better, delay damage to nerves, and reduce the frequency and intensity of the pain symptoms. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can boost levels of glutathione, one of the body’s natural antioxidants, which helps protect delicate nerves from oxidative damage. Current research also shows that ALA can help to reduce the pain and tingling symptoms. Extremely effective as an antioxidant, zinc helps to promote tissue and wound healing. When looking for a formula, choose one that features B vitamins in their “active” forms, as well as minerals in the form of amino acid chelates. Active B vitamins do not need to be converted in the liver and are already in the effective form our body needs. This is important because many people (some experts estimate up to 30% of our population) do not convert B vitamins well, and don’t receive full benefits. I also prefer the amino acid chelates for minerals, because they are so much better absorbed. I recommend taking 2 capsules of this formula three times daily for three to four weeks, then reduce to 2 capsules twice daily thereafter.
You may also want to review information prepared by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, who has years of experience in treating chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. His website at www.endfatigue.com has a vast amount of information on the successful treatment of this disease.
Terry . . . Naturally