Fibromyalgia: 4 Top Vitamins To Help Lower Stress
Vitamins that can help you lower stress and therefore in turn help with fibromyalgia fare ups.
It makes logical sense. [Lower stress = reduce incidents of Fibro flare-ups?]
Anyone suffering with Fibromyalgia will tell you that one of the biggest things to avoid is getting stressed ... I know, not an easy thing to do when Fibro stops you from getting on with your normal everyday life.
So, doing ALL you can to keep stress at bay is key ... and regularly taking vitamins can help you to achieve that.
In this post we are going to have a look at some specific vitamins that, combined with a healthy diet and other techniques (more on that later), can help when feelings of stress takes over, or better still prevent stress from rearing it's ugly head!
But like any "solution," vitamins work best when taken along with incorporating other stress reducers into your daily routine.
4 Vitamins which can help lower stress to avoid Fibro flare-ups
Medical studies show that people with high levels of stress often have lower levels of B-Complex vitamins in their system.
Whether the stress lowers the levels, or the lower levels contribute to the stress is not clear.
However, increasing levels of B-Complex vitamins can help.
B-Complex vitamins include:
B1 Improves mood and is vital to nerve function
B3 Regulates sleep
B6 For optimum production of serotonin ( the ‘happy hormone’ )
B12 Helps produce "feel good" brain chemicals
Vitamin A helps to clean up the system of toxins that naturally deplete energy levels. Low energy levels can contribute to stress because of the decrease in the energy we need to manage our own stress.
Vitamin C is also used up quickly during stressful situations, and in addition, a Vitamin C deficiency can contribute to feelings of anxiety and irritability, resulting in a vicious cycle of stress.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which helps control the production of free radicals in our bodies, which can be harmful.
The production of free radicals in the system is natural, and sometimes occurs as part of the disease prevention process in order to neutralize viruses and bacteria.
However, sometimes unnatural factors increase the production of free radicals - things such as pollution, cigarette smoke, radiation, and chemicals and herbicides.
Our bodies require an adequate influx of antioxidants to combat overproduction of harmful free radicals.
Damage from free radicals also increases with age.
Pantothenic acid (also known as B5)
Pantothenic acid affects the activity of the adrenal glands, which play a very important role in our responses to stress.
In an ideal world we wouldn’t have any stress to deal with and our diets would be so well-rounded and healthy that all of our vitamin needs would be provided through our regular diet.
And ... our lives would be just perfect AND fibromyalgia simply wouldn't exist.
But sadly, we don't live in this ideal world ... Utopia doesn't exist.
So, OK simply loading yourself up with huge doses of vitamins and/or antioxidants is not the total answer either.... but it should be a part of the 'mix'.
Where to get your Vitamins?
Regularly taking vitamins over time can help and make sure you buy good quality products.
All of these vitamins are widely available from your local pharmacy or health store.
They are also available on Amazon too for home delivery
Don't forget, however, there is no "magic pill" that will control stress, and sadly there is no cure for Fibromyalgia either as yet, but there is plenty that can be done to help.
In order to best attack your stress, you should also make some commitments to adopt real changes in your life and/or lifestyle.
A healthy lifestyle
You will find lots of great lifestyle tips here (Good news: most are really easy to implement too!)
Use this as a complement too
A super way to support you in combatting 'Fibro flare-ups' by keeping Stress under control is through Reiki healing therapy.
This easy to do and quick to learn totally natural healing therapy is available for anyone to learn, and once you can do Reiki you have this gift, the gift of healing for a lifetime.
Find out more how you can learn Reiki with me, International Reiki Master Teacher Rob Fellows.
This is an ideal route to take if you are suffering from fibromyalgia yourself, or you want to help a loved one with fibromyalgia.
The great thing is that the Reiki will help complement the benefits of regular vitamins too.... and there's a discount coupon available for Fibro sufferers and their friends and families
So, my suggestion is you do both! Regular vitamins AND incorporating Reiki too
As Fibro sufferer Dani says:
" Reiki stops that cycle for me so I can live a better life and have my fibro a bit more under control when I get my bad flares."
Check out more about Reiki therapy training at https://www.robfellowsreiki.com/reiki-for-fibromyalgia ...
... or if you prefer not to learn yourself you can book some distance Reiki therapy sessions instead
In conclusion, coping with fibromyalgia and reducing the frequency of flare-ups require effective stress management.
Including vitamins like B-Complex, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Pantothenic acid in your everyday routine could help you to cope with stress and stressful situations.
Vitamins by their own, however, don't offer a comprehensive solution.
Living a healthy lifestyle and investigating complementary therapies like Reiki can further improve your wellbeing and assist you in controlling the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Of course there is no one solution that's right for everyone, but combining various strategies can result in a life that is more balanced and stress-free, eventually enhancing your overall quality of life despite living with fibromyalgia.