Check out this study~ Multi-vitamin, multi-mineral vitamin supplementation in patients with Chronic Fatigue
- 1Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Clinical Center Vojvodina, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia.
- 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia.
- 3Biochemistry Department, Clinical Center Vojvodina, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia.
Background Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by medically unexplained persistent or reoccurring fatigue lasting at least 6 months. CFS has a multifactorial pathogenesis in which oxidative stress (OS) plays a prominent role. Treatment is with a vitamin and mineral supplement, but this therapeutic option so far has not been properly researched. Material and Methods This prospective study included 38 women of reproductive age consecutively diagnosed by CDC definition of CFS and treated with a multivitamin mineral supplement. Before and after the 2-month supplementation, SOD activity was determined and patients self-assessed their improvement in 2 questionnaires: the Fibro Fatigue Scale (FFS) and the Quality of Life Scale (SF36). Results There was a significant improvement in SOD activity levels; and significant decreases in fatigue (p=0.0009), sleep disorders (p=0.008), autonomic nervous system symptoms (p=0.018), frequency and intensity of headaches (p=0.0001), and subjective feeling of infection (p=0.0002). No positive effect on quality of life was found. Conclusions Treatment with a vitamin and mineral supplement could be a safe and easy way to improve symptoms and quality of life in patients with CFS.
In my professional opinion, whole food supplementation is essential for health.