I think this is definitely worth a try. Especially if you have trouble tolerating standard painkillers, or want to keep the ones you use now for flare ups 🙂
People with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome often are unaffected by traditional painkillers. But research has shown that turmeric supplements provide as much pain relief as traditional painkillers yet actually work for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome patients more often than not.
So I started taking some supplements a few weeks ago. The pain relieving part of turmeric is called curcumins. Turmeric in your kitchen cupboard is 5% curcumins and my supplements are 95% curcumins. I also take bioperine 10mg which comes from black pepper extract and increases absorption of turmeric by 2000% (normal absorption rate is very poor).
And I have to say it is working. It doesn’t help the worst of the pains but I’m definitely in less pain since I started on these supplements. So of course I wanted to share.
Has anyone else tried this? What did you think?