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The link between Fibromyalgia and Glutathione.


Our bodies may hold the answer to many of today's mysterious diseases and health complications.


For many years, experts and researchers have tried to find answers in drugs, innovative therapies and even natural remedies. But the whole time, the answer has been inside of the human body, active in every single cell. For those people that suffer from fibromyalgia, this could be especially true.


By now, you’re probably familiar with the known “master antioxidant” glutathione, a molecule that could potentially rejuvenate the body at the cellular level and bring relief to those who suffer from fibromyalgia (and other health problems).


Fibromyalgia is one of the rarest diseases for scientist and researchers to understand. The most common symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

- Multiple points of chronic muscle pain

- Stiffness

- Burning and tingling sensations of the skin (small fiber neuropathy)

- Migraine

- Insomnia

- Constant fatigue

- Depression

- Anxiety

- Irritable bowel syndrome


Although the exact cause of fibromyalgia is still a mystery to researchers, studies have found correlations between glutathione levels, mitochondrial dysfunction, and fibromyalgia.

  • One study reports that patients with fibromyalgia have significantly lower levels of glutathione when compared to healthy controls.

  • Researchers have observed evidence between oxidative stress and corresponding mitochondrial dysfunction in patients with fibromyalgia.

  • People with fibromyalgia show lower antioxidant levels.

In several scientific investigations, it was concluded that people who suffered from fibromyalgia for many years reported the disappearance of almost 100% of the symptoms after having been supplemented for 2 months with the antioxidant Glutathione.


So what does this all mean?

Well, if patients with fibromyalgia focus on raising and maintaining optimal glutathione levels they may successfully reverse the symptoms that come with the disorder.


One easy way to increase glutathione levels is by regularly eating antioxidant-rich foods like spinach, avocado, blueberries, grapefruit, peaches, among (a lot) others. Another way is to reduce our exposure to toxins; buying organic produce, drinking filtered water, cutting down on refined food, and avoiding alcohol are all ways that help the body to preserve the ability of glutathione production and also reduces excess demands on the bodies glutathione supply.


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