Fibro-Pro is a unique combination of nutritional and herbal supplements aimed at resolving fibromyalgia and related health issues.
Fibromyalgia effects approximately 16 million people, primarily women between the ages of 25 and 55 years. Fibromyalgia's physical and emotional symptoms are very similar to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Both conditions, because complaints are so varied and often nonspecific, are often dismissed by the medical community. Treatment, which often includes mood elevators and pain medication, only exacerbates or adds to the very long list of debilitating symptoms.
While the causes are not known and there are no tests that can diagnose Fibromyalgia with any certainty, there are some patterns that emerge.
Muscular Function and Energy ProductionMuscle cells are powered by adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP supplies energy for virtually all of the body's physiological processes. Recent research indicates that Fibromyalgia patients may be deficient in certain compounds required for the synthesis of ATP.
ATP requires magnesium, oxygen, phosphates, and substrates from the breakdown of food products. When low oxygen conditions occur (hypoxia) and magnesium is below the optimum levels, the body's normal manufacture of ATP is compromised. The cells react by switching to a very inefficient system of generating ATP that breaks down protein in muscles and other tissue. The result is pain, decreased function, and fatugue.
Coenzyme Q10 is another importent nutrient that can assist the body's metabolism of ATP and increase oxygen in the tissues.
Liver Support and DetoxificationLiver detoxification is essential for muscle and joint comfort. Malabsorption of critical nutrients, a condition associated with fibromyalgia, means an increase in the production of ammonia which is irritating to brain cells and muscle tissue, even at low levels. In optimum health, the liver utilizes antioxidants to repair itself and prevent damage from noxious toxins. When digestion is impaired, the liver requires additional potent antioxidants, including E, A, and C. More recently, "super" antioxidants have become available to stop and even reverse free radical damage. Alpha lipoic acid, and Resveratrol from red grapes are two of the super antioxidants.
Nervous System Support and Pain Management
Fibromyalgia appears to be a stress related disorder. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps you feel clam and relaxed. Studies indicte that indivduals with Fibromyalgia have reduced serotonin levels, which cause pain to be greatly exaggerated. The lack of sleep also contributes significantly to increased pain. 70% of fibromyalgia pain correlates with the rating of poor sleep quality. Sleep is like a battery charger. If the body is not being recharged, especially the muscles, the result is pain. With a good, restful sleep, pain goes away or is significantly relieved.
Magnesium 150 mg
Magnesium is one of the most crucial elements for ATP synthesis. Recent research suggests Fibromyalgia patients have below normal levels of magnesium. Magnesium plays a critical role in pain management. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and the second most abundant in the muscles and other organs. Research indicates that magnesium is the number one stress mineral. All pain sufferers have a deficiency in magnesium. Adequate amounts will decrease pain and muscle spasms, usually within 48 hours.
Magnesium is the "anti-stress" mineral. Magnesium is a natural tranquilizer, as Magnesium functions to relax skeletal muscles as well as the smooth muscles of blood vessels and the gastrointestinal tract. Because of Magnesium's influence on the heart, magnesium is considered important in preventing coronary artery spasm. Magnesium also has a mild effect on lowering blood pressure and is often recommended to prevent hypertension. Magnesium also increases HDL levels, decreases platelet aggregation, and prolongs clotting time.
Malic Acid 800 mg
MSM 200 mg
MSM (methyl-sulfonyl-methane) has given relief to symptoms of muscle aches and pain. MSM supports tendons, ligaments, and muscles. MSM also clears the detoxification pathways of the liver, another key to relieving chronic pain.
Vitamin B6 15 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is required for a healthy nervous system and normal brain function.
Alpha Lipoic Acid 10 mg.
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a potent antioxidant to prevent oxidative damage. Alpha Lipoic Acid is being referred to as the most versatile and powerful of all antioxidants Because of its small, unique chemical structure, Alpha Lipoic Acid is both fat and water soluble and is thus able to work its miracles in both the watery and fatty protions of the cell. Alpha Lipoic Acid neutralizes nitrogen radicals, including nitric oxide, the free radical most apt to injure brain cells. Studies indicate that lipoic acid may keep you from having a stroke and, if you have one, Alpha Lipoic Acid may limit the damage and speed your recovery.
Olive Leaf Extract 50 mg
Olive Leaf Extract fights all types of bacteria, viruses, fungi (especially candida), and parasites. Olive Leaf helps stave off colds and flu. Olive Leaf has shown potential for lowering blood pressure. Olive Leaf is good for virtually any infectious disease, as well as for chronic fatigue syndrome, and arthritis.
Boswellin (boswellia) 5 mg
Boswellin acts as an anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, antifungal, and antibacterial. Boswellin helps lower cholesterol and protects the liver. Boswellin is useful for arthritis, gout, low back pain, and fibromyalgia. Boswellin helps repair blood vessels damaged by inflammation. Boswellin, also known as Indian frankincense, is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine.