I don’t think I did a very good job of explaining how the paleo diet and lutein have worked together for me. The diet eliminated all my intestinal issues, that have been with me for decades. In addition, roughly half of my body, muscle, nerve pain disappeared, literally overnight. The lutein took away all the remaining pain by relaxing the remaining tight, taunt muscles. Even some chronically sore muscles, that had been sore for years, disappeared in hours (takes ~2 hours for the lutein to work). I think it works as well, if not better than Lyrica, however, with no side effects. And, now that these muscles are relaxed, they have a chance to repair and recover, plus therapy such as active release, massage therapy, stretching, physio, ….. are more effective now.
So if the paleo diet isn’t totally effective or if you like to cheat on it once in a while, like me, give lutein a try. There are some foods I really miss, like spaghetti and meatballs, and every so often I splurge. I only use whole wheat spaghetti though, but it does satisfy the craving. The lutein seems to calm down the impact of the forbidden foods on my system.
I take 3-6mg lutein supplements a day, sometimes four if needed. Does anyone else have this kind of response?