Nutrition Breakthroughs: Study on Fibromyalgia Calcium Deficiency

Fibromyalgia calcium deficiency
Fibromyalgia (pronounced fy-bro-my-AL-ja), is a condition that affects five to six million Americans. Eighty to ninety percent of those diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women and most people are diagnosed during middle age.

Fibromyalgia presents itself as widespread chronic pain, multiple tender points in joints and muscles, sleep disturbances and insomnia, extreme fatigue, stress, anxiety, and an interference with basic daily activities.

The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, a leading chiropractic and nutritional journal, published a study titled “Hair calcium and magnesium levels in patients with fibromyalgia – a case center study.” Regarding the results of this study, it’s important to clarify that when a hair analysis finds a high amount of calcium in the hair, it usually indicates a deficiency of calcium in the body.

The high calcium reading often represents a loss of calcium into the soft tissues.  One reason for the loss is that under certain circumstances the calcium provided by the diet is inadequate or it’s not soluble or absorbable.  This deficiency can lead to muscle cramping, aches, pains and insomnia — the signs of low calcium and also of fibromyalgia.

The researchers noted that fibromyalgia is not an uncommon condition. Because its cause has yet to be identified, treatments can frequently lead to unsatisfactory outcomes. Earlier tests had showed that supplementing calcium and magnesium to fibromyalgia subjects reduced their number of tender points and discomfort.

The study objective was to determine the degree of difference between the hair calcium and magnesium levels in patients with fibromyalgia and in healthy subjects. A review was done of twelve patients who had a hair analysis performed and who met the criteria of fibromyalgia as defined by American College of Rheumatology (rheumatology covers disorders of the joints and muscles).  These patients were then matched by age and sex to twelve healthy subjects selected from the same patient files who had a hair analysis performed for checkup purposes.

The results: Their tests showed that the patients with fibromyalgia had substantially higher hair calcium and magnesium levels than the other subjects. They concluded that calcium and magnesium supplements are indicated as an additional beneficial treatment of fibromyalgia.

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Nutrition Breakthroughs Announces New Version of Sleep Minerals II – Potent Natural Insomnia Remedy

At a time when the use of sleeping drugs is on the increase and their harmful side effects continue to emerge, Nutrition Breakthroughs of Glendale California is announcing an even more formidable soldier in the fight against insomnia — a brand new reformulated Sleep Minerals II.  The ingredients are provided in a softgel with healthy oils, making them more quickly absorbable than tablets or capsules and providing a deeper, longer-lasting sleep.  Heart-healthy rice bran oil is now the base for the minerals in the product, which include calcium and magnesium, the best-known minerals for sleep and relaxation.

The National Health Service in the United Kingdom spent nearly 50 million on sleep medications (known as “hypnotics”) for their citizens last year.  In Canada, the number of prescriptions for hypnotics increased to more than 20 million and an article in warns against addition and withdrawal difficulties.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration web site lists the possible side effects of sleeping drugs as chest pain, severe allergic reactions, memory problems, anxiety, dizziness, headache, suicidal thoughts, as well as sleep-eating, sleep-walking, and getting into the car and driving while not fully awake.

For several years, Sleep Minerals II has been a popular product supplying the needs of people of all ages who prefer not to take sleeping drugs, but would rather use a safe natural remedy.  The best thing is that it not only helps with sounder sleep, but contributes to better overall health.  Calcium and magnesium are proven to strengthen the bones, protect against colon cancer, alleviate migraines and muscle cramps, reduce restless leg syndrome, support heart health, and relieve the symptoms of menopause and PMS.

Jobee Knight, President of says: “Before I developed this product, I was suffering from insomnia and was up for hours in the middle of the night.  I decided to put my background as a nutritional researcher to work.  When I found these ingredients and began to sleep well, I decided I had to share this with others and Sleep Minerals was born. This newest formula is the result of our purpose at Nutrition Breakthroughs to continually upgrade the quality of our products in line with recent developments in the nutritional field.”

L.C., a Sleep Minerals II customer in Massachusetts, says: “Due to some very stressful issues in my life, I hadn’t slept much in two and a half months and I was prescribed sleeping drugs. I had become dependent and couldn’t sleep without them. I did my research on the Internet and came across Sleep Minerals II. I started taking them before sleeping and now I can sleep through the whole night without drugs. I’m also able to easily fall back asleep if I do get up to use the bathroom in the night..”

Golden rice bran oil is highlighted in the new version of Sleep Minerals II.  It is rich in two types of natural vitamin E and also high in Oryzanol (a word that sounds like “Original”), which is a powerful antioxidant only found in rice bran oil.  Antioxidants protect our tissues from deterioration and help slow the aging process.  Rice bran oil is a heart-healthy oil, proven in an studies to lower cholesterol levels, remedy menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, strengthen the immune system and protect the retina of the eye.

Lyn K. of Los Angeles, CA. says: “Not only do I sleep much sounder with Sleep Minerals II, it seems to fill in a missing link in my health.  I feel stabilized and I’m carried through my day with a stability from the sound rest.  Also my heart and eyes feel healthier and stronger.”

Insomnia can wreak havoc on the health and lives of its sufferers, causing excessive daytime sleepiness, extreme lack of energy, irritability and depression.  For sleeplessness and insomnia, try putting some Sleep Minerals II into the cupboard to create an arsenal of effective natural remedies.

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