Although there are lots of dietary supplements and products marketed for improving energy, there is little or no scientific evidence that they actually have any effect on energy or specifically have any benefit among those with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).
However, after an exhaustive search of the available scientific data, there are a select few nutrition components which have been demonstrated to improve outcomes specifically among those with ME
- Cocoa, specific polyphenol-flavonoid rich cocoa
- Co-enzyme Q10
- Rhodiola rosea
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D3
Although, there is no scientific data for the following nutrients from research studies among individuals with ME, there is strong rationale that these dietary components could be beneficial:
Some supplements which have been scientifically tested in ME but failed to provide any benefit include:
Therefore, it is probably wise to avoid these type of products - no matter what the marketing materials say!