The Toronto Functional Medicine Centre IV Lounge Explains How Nutritional Support May Help Manage Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
FM patients suffer from persistent pain, with or without significant fatigue while CFS patients suffer from a significant lack of energy and may have some aches but not major pain. There are 8 kinds of nutrients that may be used for handling the symptoms of CFS and FM. These are the polyphenols, probiotics, D-ribose, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), adenosine triphosphate (ATP), alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), glutathione, and low-dose naltrexone (LDN). Low doses of naltrexone, which is a medication used for treating drug and alcohol dependence, may benefit FM and CFS patients, especially in decreasing inflammation, releasing endorphins, supporting immune function, pain relief, and blocking proteins that may cause chronic symptoms.