ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Is Magnesium the Missing Link in Your Heart Healthy Routine?

More evidence for calorie restriction’s longevity effect

A Little Zinc Goes a Long Way

Supplementation with vitamin D associated with improved testosterone, erectile function among middle...

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache

VIDEO: The Best Brain Foods That Help Increase Your Memory!

Get the Most From Your Green Tea

Iron (And More) For Lasting, Natural Energy

Metabolic syndrome increases the need for vitamin E

Supplement combo improves bone density, mood, in postmenopausal women

 
Print Page
Email Article

Effects of Exercise on Serotonin in Fibromyalgia

  [ 10 votes ]   [ 3 Comments ]
www.ProHealth.com • February 5, 2014


Note: You may read the full text of this article free HERE.

Effects of physical exercise on serum levels of serotonin and its metabolite in fibromyalgia: a randomized pilot study.

By Valéria Valim, et al.

Abstract:

To evaluate the effects of aerobic training and stretching on serum levels of serotonin (5HT) and its main metabolite 5-hydroxindolacetic acid (5HIAA).

Twenty-two women with FM were randomized into one of two exercise modalities (aerobic walking exercise or stretching exercise) to be accomplished three times a week for 20 weeks. The serum levels of 5HT and 5HIAA were evaluated before and after the exercise program by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with colorimetric detection.
  • Within group analysis (pre-post) showed that serum levels of both 5HT and 5HIAA changed significantly in the aerobic group during the 20-week course of therapy (5HT: P = 0,03; 5HIAA: P = 0,003).

  • In the stretching group, however, no statistically significant change was observed (5HT: P=0,491; 5HIAA: P=0,549).

  • Between group statistical comparisons of laboratory measures disclosed that aerobic training was superior to stretching in that it significantly increased the levels of 5HIAA (F test = 6.61; P = 0.01), but the average difference between groups on the levels of 5HT did not meet significance criteria (F test = 3.42; P = 0.08).

Aerobic training increases the 5HIAA and 5HT levels and it could explain why aerobic exercise can improve symptoms in fibromyalgia syndrome patient more than stretching exercise.

Source: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia, December 2013. By Valéria Valim, Jamil Natour, Yangming Xiao, Abraão Ferraz Alves Pereira, Beatriz Baptista da Cunha Lopes, Daniel Feldman Pollak, Eliana Zandonade and Irwin Jon Russell.




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
FibroSleep™ Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments Post a Comment

here we go again
Posted by: roge
Feb 6, 2014
exercise will make your fm better. im sorry but i am so tired of these studies, it is 2014 and not the 1980s with the ol exercise and take elavil and you will be better,cmon researchers can we please try and find the main pathology here so we can better treat this terrible disease.
Reply Reply

 
walk
Posted by: roge
Feb 6, 2014
this from a 43 yr old male athlete who can bow barely walk now due to chronic plantar facitis and achilles tendonitis and around 15 other tendon issues - those who say FM is just a central sensitization are so wrong, there is definitely a peripheral aspect with dysfunctionl muscles/facia and tendons. It is neuromuscular and immune system is involved as well.

 


The value of this study
Posted by: IanH
Feb 6, 2014
is that it does show that some FM sufferers are no different from everyone else is response to aerobic exercise in regard to 5-HT and its metabolite. The increase in 5HT may be helpful but the study needs to go further and look at whether the immune variables and neurokinins (such as substance P) are influenced. There is nothing in the study to verify that the pain related variables are affected.

The other thing is that if these 22 women could successfully complete the aerobic walking exercises then I suggest that their FM was moderate or mild and they did not have ME. This means they are a subset of FM patients. How were they selected?

Always remember : these "illnesses" are heterogeneous and diagnosis (selection) is still a problem.
Reply Reply
 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Natural Remedies

Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery
Prepare Yourself for Cold & Flu Season Prepare Yourself for Cold & Flu Season
How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS
Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You
Optimize Your Immune System Naturally: Thymic Protein A Optimize Your Immune System Naturally: Thymic Protein A

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map