Micronutrients – Step Three

Chlorella pyrenoidosa.  A wonder food?  It sounds very nummy: “a unicellular green algae that contains high concentration of chlorophyll, cell walls, b-carotene, vitamins and minerals, as well as dietary fibre, nucleic acids, amino-acids, enzymes and other substances.”  The cell walls sells it for me.

Another option is Cellfood – an “antioxidant nutritional supplement containing 78 ionic/colloidal trace elements and minerals combined with 34 enzymes and 17 amino acids, all suspended in a solution of deuterium sulphate…”

There is of course ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), which is important in mitochondrial bioenergetics (remember mitochondrial dysfunction?) as a “mitochondrial energiser.” Another antioxidant booster.

And creatinine for improved “intramuscular phosphorylcreatine,” or better muscle function.

Melatonin, vitamin D, magnesium, Gingko biloba…. essentially stand in the middle of a GNC store and buy one of everything and then maybe everything will be boosted and balanced and fibro symptoms will be better.  I also think everything I read about micronutrients is not really fibro driven.  Everyone would benefit from boosting and balancing their diets, wouldn’t they?

Still, undoubtedly, micronutrients are step three in planning a fibro diet.  People with fibro are low in almost everything; however, my question goes back to the broken record question.  Do people with fibromyalgia simply not utilize these micronutrients well enough or are their diets that imbalanced?  Do they need more to have normal reactions or levels?

See Rossi et al in the library….


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