Fibromyalgia — One Of The Symptoms Of Mineral Deficiency?

Possible role of supplements in the natural treatment of fibromyalgia

After ana­lyz­ing sam­ples of hair from 44 women with fibromyal­gia and 122 healthy con­trols, a team of doc­tors deter­mined that fibromyal­gia suf­fer­ers had sig­nif­i­cant­ly low­er lev­els of five essen­tial min­er­als.

Mineral Hair Analysis?

Though we’re more famil­iar with using blood sam­ples to test health, hair sam­ples are actu­al­ly more mean­ing­ful in assess­ing min­er­al lev­els.

That’s because the body keeps the blood min­er­als in bal­ance at all costs — even if it means pulling min­er­als out of stor­age in oth­er body tis­sues.  Because of this bal­anc­ing act, you could be quite defi­cient in cal­ci­um, for instance, and have seri­ous­ly thin­ning bones, while your blood lev­els of cal­ci­um would still be nor­mal.

But if your hair was test­ed, the cal­ci­um defi­cien­cy would show up.

That’s the method the researchers used.  The work was pub­lished in the Jour­nal of Kore­an Med­ical Sci­ence.

And they found defi­cien­cies not only in cal­ci­um, but in mag­ne­sium, cop­per, iron, and man­ganese.

The researchers could only spec­u­late about the rela­tion­ship between these reduced min­er­al lev­els and the under­ly­ing fibromyal­gia.

But one the­o­ry is that indi­vid­u­als who are defi­cient in min­er­als can’t neu­tral­ize all the harm­ful free rad­i­cals in their body.  Instead, these chem­i­cal­ly-reac­tive mol­e­cules dam­age the body’s tis­sues, thus set­ting the stage for a vari­ety of degen­er­a­tive con­di­tions, includ­ing fibromyal­gia.

Fight Back from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

They’re not a sub­sti­tute for eat­ing a var­ied diet of whole­some foods, but sup­ple­ments are an essen­tial ingre­di­ent in main­tain­ing health.

Com­plete Min­er­al Com­plex is a nutri­tion­al prod­uct designed to address poten­tial trace min­er­al defi­cien­cy.  This nutri­tion­al sup­pli­er only sells sup­ple­ments through doc­tors’ offices.  So call my office at 212–400-9663 — I can give you the pass­word you need to order from the site.



About Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Dr. Lavine has more than thirty years' experience helping patients alleviate pain and restore health using diverse, scientifically-based manual therapy and therapeutic exercise and alignment methods.

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