Do Not Do Recommendation

 
There is insufficient evidence for the use of supplements such as vitamin B12, vitamin C, co enzyme Q10, magnesium, NADH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) or multivitamins and minerals for people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), and therefore they should not be prescribed for treating the symptoms of the condition. However, some people with CFS/ME have reported finding these helpful as a part of a self-management strategy for their symptoms.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:
There is insufficient evidence for the use of supplements such as vitamin B12, vitamin C, co enzyme Q10, magnesium, NADH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) or multivitamins and minerals for people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), and therefore they should not be prescribed for treating the symptoms of the condition. However, some people with CFS/ME have reported finding these helpful as a part of a self-management strategy for their symptoms.
Interventions:
supplements: vitamin B12; vitamin C; co enzyme Q10; magnesium; NADH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide); multivitamins and minerals

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Chronic fatigue syndrome/Myalgic encephalomyelitis (CG53)
Published date:
August 2007
Paragraph number:
1.4.7.2
Page number:
24

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