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Supplements for Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
Various chapters in Living
Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia discuss
vitamins, minerals, herbs, enzymes, glandulars, and combination supplements
recommended by various practitioners, experts, and research. Ultimately,
any decision you make to take supplements should be determined as part
of your wellness plan, in conjunction with a knowledgeable practitioner.
Your practitioner can help you choose the best supplements for you and
your specific condition and symptoms, as well as help you determine a
safe and effective dosage.
These supplements are available at health food, vitamin and nutritional
stores and healthy supermarkets. Various online vitamin and supplement
vendors also sell these supplements. If you are interested in ordering
online, to be sure that you (1) work with a reputable, top-quality vendor
that offers good prices, and (2), you get a good quality supplement, I’ve
linked to Iherb.com, the best online herb/vitamin/supplement store, in
my opinion. I have been buying from Iherb for years, and have found them
to offer great prices, fast delivery, and excellent customer service.
I have also linked to particular brands and formulations that I personally
have used, and/or have been highly recommended by practitioners I trust.
Recommended for Most Patients
For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia patients, physician, researcher,
CFS/Fibromyalgia expert, and CFS patient himself, Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum,
has spent years formulating a series of supplements that combine some
of the best knowledge about the conditions, nutritional support, and relief
for symptoms. As someone who takes these products myself, I can highly
recommend them. The research and various rationales for the components
of these products, and how they can help in CFS and Fibromyalgia are discussed
at length in Living
Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
Energy Enfusion / Super-Multivitamin
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD's "Fatigued to Fantastic!" Daily Energy
Infusion is a powdered vitamin formula. When mixed with water, it makes
a tasty citrus flavored drink, with vitamins, minerals and supplements
that can replace more than 20 different pills a day! It's a comprehensive
multivitamin formula for CFS, Fibromyalgia, thyroid, autoimmune, and other
chronic disease patients.
Daily Energy Enfusion now from Iherb.com
B Complex / Daily Energy Enfusion
In order to preserve optimal flavor, Jacob Teitelbaum, MD's "Fatigued
to Fantastic!" Daily Energy Infusion does not include needed B vitamins.
The Bs -- which wouldn’t have tasted very good if included in the
Energy Enfusion drink -- are instead packaged separately in one capsule
that you can take with your daily drink mix without ruining its flavor.
Daily Energy B Complex now from Iherb.com
Sleep difficulties, frequent waking, and inabiolity to get to restorative
Stage 4 sleep are frequent concerns in CFS and Fibromyalgia. As an alternative
or complement to prescription sleep drugs, Jacob Teitelbaum, MD's Revitalizing
Sleep Formula is an effective option. The supplement features valerian
and several other herbs, but doesn't leave you groggy in the morning.
(Note: a very small percentage of people find valerian stimulating instead
of sleep inducing.) The supplement can also be a daytime help in relaxation.
Revitalizing Sleep Formula now from Iherb.com now.
Other supplements discussed
Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia:
CHAPTER 6: The Role of Infections
Natural Antiviral Remedies
Zinc, Pantothenic Acid, Lysine, L-cysteine (included in Daily
Olive Leaf Extract
Natural Candidiasis Treatments
CHAPTER 7: The Immune System
Natural Immune Enhancement
Vitamin A, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E, Zinc, Copper, Selenium (included
in Daily Energy
CHAPTER 8: Endocrine System, Hormones and
the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis
Fo-ti root (Ho
CHAPTER 9: The Brain, Pain, the Nervous System
and the Heart
Nervous System Support
5-HTP (5 Hydroxytryptophan)
CHAPTER 10: Sensitivities, Allergens, and
Detoxification for Chemical Exposure and Metals
Herbal Detox Formula
Natural Treatments for Allergies
CHAPTER 11: Nutritional Imbalances &
The “Guai” Protocol
-- Daily Energy Enfusion
CHAPTER 13: Sleep, Biopsychology and Stress
Non-Prescription Sleep Aids
(Unisom For Sleep)
5-HTP (5 Hydroxytryptophan)