Magnesium Moderates Fibromyalgia Symptoms
A clinical trial reports that magnesium supplementation reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia. The subjects included 60 premenopausal women diagnosed with fibromyalgia and 20 healthy individuals to serve as the control group. The women received 300 mg daily of magnesium citrate, 10 mg daily of amitriptyline (a common pharmaceutical medication for fibromyalgia) or magnesium plus the pharmaceutical medication.
Magnesium levels were lower in the subjects with fibromyalgia compared to the healthy subjects. The investigators also demonstrated a negative correlation between magnesium levels and fibromyalgia symptoms, meaning that as magnesium levels increased, fibromyalgia symptoms decreased. The combination of magnesium plus the pharmaceutical reduced all fibromyalgia parameters evaluated except for numbness.
The researchers concluded that low magnesium levels in the red blood cells may be a causative factor of fibromyalgia symptoms.
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