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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Glucose (typically made from carbohydrates) is necessary for the regulation of nerve tissue and is the only source of energy for the brain. "

Learned that from taking the sparkpeople quiz today.

Makes me wonder if maybe taking a supplement for Glucose could help ease the pains for fibromyalgia. It would be amazing if this could regulate those nerve endings. I'm definitely going to have to look this up!!
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    For energy, bodybuilders and others take ribose. It is a sugar. I take it sometimes in the morning. One teaspoon I think is the dosage--but check that. Ribose is expensive. Healthfood stores carry it. My doctor and my naturopath say it is OK for me. But my water aerobics instructor(who is well educated) says not to fool around with that stuff.

    Coffee gives me energy but makes my FM kick in. I give in to the coffee sometimes and then take 2 Tylenol. I like coffee. What can I say! I also use decaf coffee and regular and decaf green tea. I am not consistent in this department. emoticon

    My naturopath did a blood test and said I am missing a n enzyme needed for making ATP, which gives us energy. I will see her again soon and ask about that again.

    For 2 weeks I have had enough energy to do water aerobics. I have done that for many years but if I am fatigued (which is often) I tend to skip it. This year I am pushing myself and setting myself up for success by keeping my workout bag packed and setting the alarm clock. these exercises have helped my strength and flexibility. I hope it is helping my heart and circulation.

    Good luck all! Chris emoticon

    1914 days ago
    Try skimmed milk instead of glucose if you can drink it. I like mocha coffee, thats one spoon of cocoa and one of coffee in 250ml (8oz) skim milk. I am diabetic and that helps me get started in the morning. It has Amino acids and a type of sugar. Gives me loads of energy ! Ask LIVESTRONG if its good for Fibromyalgia.
    1915 days ago
    Glucose is sugar, and sugar, aside form being a usable fuel for the brain, can also be a source of problems for the brain and for aging. I would be careful about a glucose supplement. Glenn
    1917 days ago
    Glucose is sugar. Hypoglycemics need it, diabetics keep it on hand for hypoglycemic episodes. Apparently some bodybuilders use it, too.
    1917 days ago
    Glucose is rarely something you'd need a supplement for. Glucose is the simplest sugar, and typically any carb you eat will transfer over to glucose to be used by our body cells. The glucose problem many people have is not about the glucose per se but about all of the enzymes and hormones necessary for glucose to function. In diabetics, the problem is in the insulin- either the body stops responding to it or it isn't made properly!

    Medical researchers haven't found everything out about glucose and nerves... so maybe there is something with this!
    1917 days ago
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