Fibromyalgia is a chronic, painful and debilitating disorder. Both causes and cures have so far eluded researchers, and the emphasis has been on managing the disease. Gentle exercise, improving the quality of sleep, stress reduction and counseling have all been found to be beneficial, as have certain dietary supplements.
When at all possible, of course, nutrients are best accessed through diet. Magnesium, for example, has been shown to help relax muscles and alleviate pain. Magnesium can and should be increased in your diet by eating more root vegetables. This is preferable to taking a multi-vitamin, since other included vitamins can interfere with the absorption of magnesium.
Unfortunately, not all valuable nutrients are easily accessible through diet. Plant sterols, for example, offer anti-inflammatory properties and help maintain the strength of the immune system, both of which can be helpful for fibromyalgia. These sterols are found in most plants, but they are tightly bonded to the plant fiber. This means that they mostly just pass through the digestive system and are excreted. Furthermore, most methods of cooking and processing vegetables destroy the sterols' effectiveness.
Natur-Leaf®, however, has developed a way to deliver plant sterols to you with no loss of potency. Several varieties of African plants are hydroponically grown to the sprout stage, when the nutrients are most concentrated. They are then harvested and freeze-dried before being encapsulated. Natur-Leaf® may be a highly valuable addition to your diet when managing fibromyalgia.