Supplements And Vitamins Used By Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients
Vitamins And Supplements That Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Use As with any treatment plan, patients should
discuss any vitamin or supplement therapy with their physician who is treating them for the disease.
Vitamins and supplements can have a beneficial affect towards giving some relief to the symptoms CFS patients
Doctors treating patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) have recommended and patients report feeling much
better while taking Probiotics.
Two brands that patients are taking are called: Health Trinity and one by Essential Formulas which apparently
has had some studies done that suggest that the bacteria in it is beneficial towards improving the immune system
The Health Trinity runs about $50 for 30 pills. CoQ10 an anti-oxidant has also received positive results when
patients. Vitaline has a reasonable price and is available in both tablet and chewable forms. Vitamin A has been
found to be very helpful in fighting viral infections.
The B Vitamins have been helpful in alleviating symptoms in CFS patients. Injections of B12 have been found to
balance red blood cell counts, B2 and B6 help patients who are under stress. Fortified Yeast Supplements are a
source of B vitamins and also aid in increasing energy levels.
Vitamin C taken in large quantities can relieve muscle pain and fatigue symptoms of CFS. 10 grams of Ascorbic
Acid powder 3 times a day and have found this to be sufficient and on bad days when you may experience aggravated
symptoms, you may need to take 10grams every 30mins for up to 3 hours before feeling relief (please check with your
physician before doing this).
1 gram of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid powder) = 1000mg. The key is to take it until you start to get more gas
compared to what is normal for you. Adjusting the dose of Vitamin C can be a balancing act. You need to find the
correct balance in order to experience improvement.
Taking too much and you will experience abdominal cramping, gas and loose stools. Flax seed oil or primrose oil
may help, as patients with CFS have been known to have fatty acid deficiencies. Take up to two teaspoons a day,
along with a magnesium supplement of 400 milligrams.
Chronic Fatigue Fast Facts
The Nitty Gritty Important Issues Surrounding CFS
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS is a poorly understood ailment. Annals of Internal Medicine in December of 1994 published a definition for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome under the guidance of the Center For Disease Control. Here is a shortened outline of that definition:
To be diagnosed with CFS the patient must present with new, unexplained fatigue that has been of 6 month duration or longer that can not be attributed to physical exertion, cannot be relieved by rest and limits or reduces the...
Flaxseed oil is available in liquid and capsule form. An enzyme supplement known as Vitalzymes helps with
It is known to help with blood flow issues and is doctor recommended. Magnesium deficiency may also
be a problem for CFS patients. A recent study, showed twenty people with CFS and compared them with twenty healthy
Blood magnesium levels of the CFS patients were found to be quite a bit lower than the levels of
the healthy volunteers.
Take a combination formula that supplies 100 milligrams of magnesium and 300 milligrams of malic
acid three times daily, twenty minutes before each meal, for six to eight weeks.
Digestive Enzyme Supplements - The digestion and absorption of nutrients is often compromised in
CFS patients. Take a full-spectrum digestive enzyme supplement that contains 5,000 international units of lipase,
2,500 international units of amylase, 300 international units of protease, plus 500 to 1,000 milligrams of
pancreatin, with each meal.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Facts
If a person has become dependent on any illegal substances such as, marijuana, or cocaine, or
has been drinking large amounts of alcohol on a regular basis can cause a case of extreme
exhaustion, which can mimic Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
When taking vitamins and supplements as part of your treatment plan it is essential to check with
your physician concerning doses and any adverse affects they may have on each other or on any medications you are
A balanced diet along with a monitored vitamin and supplement therapy plan can assist patients with
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to feel some measure of relief from symptoms.