Basic nutritional support to reduce inflammation
Nutritional Support for Chronic Pain and an Anti-inflammatory Diet
1. Multivitamin with minerals
Modern diets often lack numerous micronutrients. Multi-vitamin with mineral formals help provide a full complement of vitamins, anti-oxidants, and trace minerals necessary to support daily metabolic processes.
2. Omega 3 Fatty Acids Supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA) helps balance inflammation and promotes health. Adequate levels of omega-3 fatty acids help reduce pain and inflammation, support bone and joint health, mental/ emotional health (depression), heart health, blood sugar regulation, nervous system health, and skin and eye health.
3. Vitamin D
Vitamin D is "master" vitamin involved with multiple metabolic processes in the body. One study estimated that 75% of American are deficient in Vitamin D. Little vitamin D is consumed in our diets. Our bodies produce vitamin D from sun exposure. The combination of American's spending less time outdoors and use of sunscreen is felt to contribute to an epidemic of individuals with low vitamin D levels. Vitamin D deficiencies have been linked to chronic musculoskeletal pain, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and depression.
4. Magnesium Magnesium deficiency is also extremely common with the modern diet. Magnesium is involved in many metabolic functions of the body including muscle and nerve functions, glucose metabolism, cellular energy production, calcium transport, and over 300 enzymatic reactions. Magnesium deficiency is associated with muscle spasm, fibromyalgia, joint pain, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, headaches, asthma, neurological and psychiatric condition.