A 6p a day supplement that can help with fibromyalgia pain could help with the tender points of fibromyalgia patients.
A recent article in the Daily Express spoke of some cheap (6p a day) diet supplements can help with the pain of fibromyalgia according to a nutritionist.
The condition he says has been linked to magnesium deficiency, so supplementing the nutrient may help to relieve symptoms.
A Turkish study claimed that just 300mg of magnesium citrate everyday could lower the number of tender points on fibromyalgia patients. The supplements they say could also help to improve sleep quality, which most fibromyalgia patients suffer from.
Foods that contain magnesium are cooked spinach, bananas, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, whole wheat, quinoa, almonds, cashew nuts, peanuts, black beans and tofu.
I wrote an article back in 2013 about taking magnesium as a supplement for fibromyalgia.
“Magnesium is a mineral needed for health that helps turn the food we eat into energy and helps make sure the parathyroid glands, which produce hormones important for bone health, work normally.
You should be able to get all the magnesium you need from your daily diet. Some researchers and doctors believe that a low level magnesium deficiency may contribute to the symptoms of Fibro. A low level magnesium deficiency cannot be easily tested for in a blood test, so ruling this out can be difficult.
There is a very small amount of evidence for using magnesium to treat Fibro and overall the evidence is conflicting26, but it is a common supplement suggested by doctors specialising in Fibro. It is worth noting that some forms of magnesium are more easily absorbed than others (magnesium malate or chelated magnesium are often suggested) and the less easily absorbed forms of magnesium may act as laxatives.
Taking high doses of magnesium for a short time can cause diarrhoea. If you take magnesium supplements, do not take too much because this could be harmful. However, having 400mg or less a day of magnesium from supplements is unlikely to cause any harm.