FIBROMYALGIA, 90 caps
WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA?
Fibromyalgia is now recognized as a rheumatic disease characterized by widespread pain throughout the body, often associated with extreme fatigue and disturbed sleep. Although fibromyalgia causes chronic muscle pain, no injury is apparent in the muscles. Many factors are probably responsible for the disease’s symptoms: decrease in pain perception threshold; decreased levels of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin; stress, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders; viral infections, such as hepatitis C or B, or the bacteria that causes Lyme disease; trauma to the cervical vertebrae after a car accident; emotional trauma, etc.
RELIEVES PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH FIBROMYALGIA
White pine bark
The goal with any fibromyalgia treatment is to relieve the chronic pain that spreads slowly throughout the body. Our white pine bark extract standardized to 95% proanthocyanidins, found in all Annedda® products, has well-documented anti-inflammatory effects. It inhibits formation of substances that trigger inflammation in the body: 5-lipoxygenase, phospholipase A2 and cyclooxygenase- 2 (COX-2).1 The most prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs in the world focus on inhibiting COX-2. Clinical tests have shown that pine bark extract alleviates pain effectively, improves mobility and reduces the need for patients to rely on synthetic anti-inflammatory drugs and conventional pain medication.2
White pine bark
Our proprietary white pine bark extract is standardized to 95% proanthocyanidins. As well as its proven anti-inflammatory effects,7 its exceptional antioxidant action ensures constant elimination of oxidation-causing free radicals. We have also added berry extracts to Annedda ANTI-INFLAMMATION®: blueberry and cranberry extracts, both rich in antioxidizing anthocyanidins; and rosehip berries, rich in vitamin C, another antioxidant.
Annedda FIBROMYALGIA® relieves pain as effectively, if not better, than traditional anti-inflammatory drugs without causing the kinds of adverse effects that are increasingly associated with synthetic medications. Some of these anti-inflammatory drugs have even been removed from sale due to these adverse effects (e.g. Viox®), while the use of others is often limited for the same reasons (Celebrex®, ibuprofen, etc).
COUNTERACTS ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION ASSOCIATED WITH FIBROMYALGIA
Amino acid L-5-HTP
We have also added L-5-HTP to Annedda FIBROMYALGIA®. This amino acid is naturally produced by the body and acts as a sort of building block that the body uses to synthesize essential proteins. This ingredient has the ability to do what very few substances can do: enter the brain. Once in the central nervous system, L-5-HTP stimulates the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter that regulates anxiety and depression.
In other words, this natural amino acid acts as an antidepressant and anxiolytic. Indeed, it has been shown that serotonin levels are often abnormally low in patients with fibromyalgia.3 And because of its natural calming effects, L-5-HTP can help get you better sleep. These effects are very important from a clinical standpoint because anxiety, depression and sleep disorders are known aggravating factors behind bouts of fibromyalgia. Clinical trials indicate that this amino acid effectively relieves the symptoms of fibromyalgia, just like conventional antidepressants prescribed for this purpose.4
CURBS PHYSIOLOGICAL OXIDATION CAUSED BY FREE RADICALS
Research has shown that patients with fibromyalgia are under oxidative stress caused by an abnormal proliferation of free radicals in their nervous systems.5 The proanthocyanidins found in our white pine bark extract also have the ability to enter the brain, which means they can access the central nervous system and exercise their antioxidant action. This counteracts the harmful effects of free radicals on neurons.
Furthermore, results indicate that frequent changes in blood sugar levels can increase pain sensitivity, which is a characteristic of fibromyalgia. Proanthocyanidins in our white pine bark extract also help to regulate blood sugar levels.6
90 vegetable capsules
Medicinal ingredients (per capsule):
White pine (Pinus strobus) bark extract standardized to 95% proanthocyanidins73.6 mg
Vitamine C50 mg
Rosehip extract, blueberry extract, vegetable magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose (vegetable capsule).
Dosage (adults) :
Take 1 capsule 3 times a day.
- Helps to relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia
- Used as an antioxidant against free radicals for maintaining good health
To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start with 1 capsule 2 times per day, then slowly increase to the effective dose over a period of 2 weeks. Take with food.
Duration of use:
- Take for at least 2 weeks in order to gain the maximum benefit.
- Consult a health care practitioner if used beyond 3 months.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
- Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity, including L-tryptophan, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), St. John’s wort, antidepressants, pain medications, over-the-counter cough or cold medication containing dextromethorphan, or medications for nausea or migraine.
- Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you experience weakness, mouth ulcers or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain, or if you notice skin changes.
Known adverse reactions:
- Some people may experience drowsiness. Use caution when driving heavy machinery or any other motorized vehicle, or if your activity requires mental alertness.
- Some people may experience diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not use if you suffer from scleroderma.
Do not use after a transplant.