10 Tips for Managing Fibromyalgia Symptoms

8. Magnesium Supplements

Taking nutritional supplements is quite common in today’s modern world, to help supplement a healthy diet to meet various health needs. Some people find that magnesium supplements help relieve some of the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, which are pain and disturbed sleep.

Magnesium is an essential mineral for many different biological functions, including bone and muscle health. They are found in cashews, Brazil nuts, almonds, beans, seeds, avocado, buckwheat, quinoa, tofu, bananas, and green leafy vegetables. Studies show that a magnesium deficiency can lead to “muscle aches, sleep difficulties, and anxiety, all of which are common symptoms of fibromyalgia.”

Therefore, this has led some researchers to suggest that magnesium deficiency “may play a role in the development of fibromyalgia.” Taking magnesium citrate, a popular dietary supplement, can “significantly reduce” pain intensity, the number of tender points and feelings of depression after eight weeks. Additionally, magnesium can also help promote better sleep, helping you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. The NHS recommends 300 mg of magnesium per day if you take a supplement, in addition to eating magnesium-rich foods naturally.

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