Society Logo
ME/CFS Australia Ltd
Please click here to donate ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc
 
 
Facebook
 
ME/CFS AUSTRALIA (SA) INC

Registered Charity 3104

Email:
sacfs@sacfs.asn.au

Mailing address:
PO Box 28,
Hindmarsh,
South Australia 5007

Office:
Suite 506,
North Terrace House,
19 North Terrace,
Hackney, SA, 5069


Phone:
1300 128 339

Office Hours:
Wednesdays, 11am-3pm

ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.

Disclaimer

ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc aims to keep members informed of various research projects, diets, medications, therapies, news items, etc. All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives.

Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed on this Web site are not necessarily the official views of the Society or its Committee and are not simply an endorsement of products or services.

Become a Member
PDF Application Form (PDF, 277KB)
Why become a member?

Creatine supplements help patients' Fibromyalgia

Tuesday 3 December 2013

 

From foodconsumer.org:

 

Supplements
 

Creatine supplements help patients fibromyalgia

12/01/2013 01:42:00

Saturday Nov 30, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- Creatine supplementation helps patients with fibromyalgia, according to a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial recently reported in Arthritis Care and Research.

C. R. Alves from University of Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil and colleagues conducted the trial and found creatine supplements increased intramuscular phosphorylcreatine content and improved lower- and upper-body muscle function, which is desired.

For the 16-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial, patients with fibromyalgia were randomly assigned to receive either creatine monohydrate or placebo. And the participants were all evaluated at baseline and after 16 weeks for a range of physical, mental, physiological and biochemical parameters.

After 16 weeks of creatine supplementation, patients with fibromyalgia increased muscle phosphorylcreatine content, muscle strength in the leg press and chest press exercises, compared with controls. Isometric strength was also found greater in the creatine supplementation group, compared with the controls.

However, creatine supplementation in fibromyalgia patients did not make any change in "aerobic conditioning, pain, cognitive function, quality of sleep, and quality of life." (David Liu, PHD)

© Copyright 2004-2013 foodconsumer.org all rights reserved

 

The above originally appeared here.

See also a previous article that took an alternative view of the reults.

 


 

blog comments powered by Disqus
Previous Previous Page