Stay Away: Supplements That Lower Cortisol Levels


Keeping cortisol levels regulated is crucial to anyone suffering from fibromyalgia, and taking natural supplements to do can be used as a second resort to other cortisol-balancing techniques. Low levels of cortisol are found in most fibromyalgia patients, and some of these supplements will lower them even further. Maintaining a healthy cortisol level will assist in keeping fibromyalgia at bay. The following vitamins should be


A study has shown that when weightlifters took 1,000 mg of Vitamin C each day, cortisol was reduced. Vitamins B5 and B6 have also been noted at cortisol reducers. Also beware of cortisol-lowering vitamins in food products; eat in moderation with your fibromyalgia diet.

Phosphatidyl Serine

PS helps to repair cortisol receptors, stopping the release of cortisol, and has been scientifically shown to reduce cortisol levels in those taking the supplement. Some report slight side effects when using this nutrient, but can be reduced by taking it earlier in the day with a meal. The recommended dosage of PS to reduce cortisol is 800 mg daily. While not a dietary staple, try removing this product from your lifestyle for increased cortisol levels.


It’s a nutrient that’s been debated by doctors, but studies are still out on whether glutamine is successful at reducing cortisol. Glutamine is an amino acid already present in the body, but one which has showed some positive results in lowering cortisol. Decreasing the amount of glutamine produced in your body will help raise your cortisol levels.


The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional. This information is solely for informational and educational purposes. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Neither the owners or employees of nor the author(s) of site content take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading this site. Always speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment. Please see our Legal Statement for further information.


Fibromyalgia is a prevalent condition that affects many people in the United States. Approximately 3.7 million Americans have Fibromyalgia. That is 1 in every 73 people.

More Quick Facts...

Fibromyalgia Videos