ME/CFS and Supplements 5: Echinacea

Echinacea is thought to boost the immune system and to have antiviral and anti-fungal properties. General research into the benefits of taking Echinacea has had inconsistent results, with the strongest evidence suggesting that it is most beneficial when taken during the early stages of an infection. So far there is no evidence of it being … Read more

ME/CFS and Supplements 4: Vitamin C

Vitamin C has long been associated with giving health a boost especially when you’re run down or fighting infection. It’s now understood to be a powerful antioxidant and is thought to play a role in the immune system and repairing damaged tissue. In her book ME: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Practical Guide (1988), Dr. Anne … Read more

ME/CFS and Supplements: 3. Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a substance found everywhere in our bodies and thought to be a vital ingredient in our cellular energy production.  It seems our mitochondria need CoQ10 to produce ATP and release energy. It is also thought to be an important antioxidant. CoQ10 is usually synthesised by the body given the right raw … Read more