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#BackPainBlog’s top 12 #vitamin and minerals choice for joint pain and #fibromyalgia are :


Bromelain is a naturally occurring enzyme from the stem of the pineapple plant. It has anti-inflammatory actions and reduces pain and swelling.


Calcium is the most abundant mineral in our body, with 99% found in our bones and teeth. A good calcium intake is vital for growth and for healthy bones and teeth. It can also play a role in nerve contraction and blood clotting.

3.Chondroitin Sulphate

Chondroitin sulphate is a natural substance found in the body which stimulates the formation of cartilage and joint connective tissues. It attracts water into the joints, which acts as a shock absorber as well as a nutrient.

4.Cod Liver Oil

Cod Liver oil is a naturally occurring fish oil that has been used for generations. It is widely taken to help support joints, heart, brain, eyes, and immunity.

5.Devil’s Claw

Devil’s Claw has a natural anti-inflammatory pain-killing action and is taken for back, and joint pain in #fibromyalgia.

6.Ginger Extract

Ginger is one of the oldest medicinal spices and is used as a warming analgesic, with anti-inflammatory properties.

7.Ginkgo biloba

The Ginkgo biloba tree is among the oldest living species, dating back over 270 million years. It has a thinning action on blood to improve circulation to the hands and feet.

8.Green-lipped Mussel

Green-lipped mussels grow in the unique marine conditions found around parts of New Zealand. It helps to reduce inflammation in joints and is mainly used to help reduce symptoms of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis and #fibromyalgia.

9.Omega 3

Omega 3 fish oils are extracted from the flesh of the oily fish and are widely taken to help maintain healthy joints. They have anti-inflammatory and are helpful for reducing symptoms of arthritis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis.

10.Peppermint Oil 

Peppermint is a very popular herb and contains menthol, which has a calming effect and helps to relax the muscles.


Rosehip is a popular traditional tonic which was given to children in winter as a sauce of vitamin C during the Second World War. It has a rich source of anti-inflammatory fatty and volatile oils. This is now being used as an effective treatment for painful joints.

12.St. John’s Wart

St John’s Wart is a traditional herbal medicine used to relieve the symptoms of low mood and anxiety,

Holland and Barratt have a ‘Healthbox‘ to support your joint pain. You have a consultation with them to receive personalised vitamins & supplements with helpful advice to ease your joint pain.

They ask you a few easy questions about your lifestyle, nutrition and goals. They will turn your answers into a set of personalised vitamins and advice and you receive a 28-day supply of vitamins as a one-off or every month when you subscribe.

With their Healthbox you don’t just get vitamins – you also get access to Holland & Barrett’s amazing health advice, all tailored to your specific needs.

Please make sure you visit your GP first before taking any vitamins or supplements. Details on my Health Disclosure is available here.