Supplements have little impact on fibromyalgia symptoms says new review of the evidence

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vitamin, mineral, supplement, fibromyalgia, FMS, fibromyalgia magazinePeople with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome often turn to supplements as a means of taking on symptoms. But it is unclear if deficiencies in vitamins and minerals contribute to symptoms or whether taking supplements has any positive impact.

A group of experts has now reviewed the evidence (27 studies were included) and published their findings in PLOS ONE.

They found that “little evidence supports the hypothesis that vitamin and mineral deficiencies play a role in the pathophysiology of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome, and that the use of supplements is effective in these patients”.

Click here to read the original research.

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