Energy boosting Supplements
B vitamins – take individual B-vitamin supplements instead of B-complex so that you achieve the appropriate amount of each. For B1, B2, B3 B5 and B6, the recommended dosage is 25 to 50 mg each. For B12, the recommended dosage is 500 micrograms (mcg)
Magnesium – for women between 19 to 30 years old, the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) is 310 mg. For women above 31 year old, RDA is 320 mg
D-ribose – 5g, three times a day for 21 days. Thereafter, reduce to only twice a day. This follows a 2008 study in Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine where fibromyalgia patients reported 61% increase in energy levels with daily D-ribose supplements taken three times a day, at 5g each.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing therapy used to treat various medical conditions including fatigue. It is said to optimize energy flow through the body to help support body functions such as blood circulation, nervous system and immune system activity.
In a 2008 study, 4 out of 10 fibromyalgia participants experienced improvement in their fibromyalgia fatigue after 10 weeks of acupuncture treatment. According to expert in Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York, acupuncture also triggers the production of our body’s natural pain relievers. This allows patients to use less energy to combat pain, hence reducing fibromyalgia fatigue.