The Top 5 Natural Supplements For Fibromyalgia Pain
The "sunshine" vitamin is best known for its benefits in building bones. But a recent study in the journal Pain showed that Vitamin D can also be effective at reducing pain and fatigue in fibromyalgia sufferers who suffer from low levels of the vitamin.
S-Adenosyl methionine (SAM-e) is a synthetic form of a compound the body produces naturally. Several studies have shown that SAM-e can help alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms including stiffness, exhaustion, pain and depression.
There's no cure for fibromyalgia and finding effective treatment options can often be difficult.
Increasingly, fibromyalgia sufferers are considering natural supplements for relief from fibromyalgia pain. Here's our list of the 5 natural supplements for fibromyalgia that are currently generating the most buzz in fibromyalgia circles.
"I have just finished my first bottle of CBD hemp oil. For the first time in years of taking opiods, my prescription actually lasted until the end of the month! Not only did I not have to take extra pills, but there were a few days that I didn't even take all of my daily allotment. I've even been sleeping better!" - Shawna T.
"I have used CBD hemp oil for my fibro for the last three years and it's the only thing that has even touched my pain. The other benefit is that there are no side effects that I have to worry about; this can't be said for pain pills. I've tried so many different medications and besides it making me feel funny, it didn't work on my pain; my doctor and I were at a loss until I spoke with a friend of mine about it. Best decision I ever made!!" - Sherrain D.
A natural painkiller and COX-2 inhibitor, turmeric has been shown in a number of studies to be a safe and effective remedy for treating both arthritis and fibromyalgia symptoms. Some patients rely on turmeric to halt inflammation and also suppress nerve-related pain.
Kratom, a tree native to Southeast Asia, has been medicinally used for centuries in Thailand and Malaysia for pain relief and energizing properties. The effects have been compared to prescription opioids, except without the extreme risk of addiction and no prescription required.
5. CBD Hemp Oil
CBD (cannabidiol) is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD extracted from hemp is legal in the U.S. and will not get you "high" because it has little or no THC. We have heard from many fibromyalgia sufferers that CBD hemp oil has been effective for them. Here are just 2 of the comments we recently received on our Facebook page.