Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the causes for muscle stiffness?

Muscle stiffness is a common condition that can create difficulties in performing daily life duties. Let’s look at the common causes and remedies behind it.

Cause #1: Mycoplasma

Symptoms like chronic fatigue, achiness and muscle stiffness are often caused by mycoplasma. A mycoplasma is a very small harmful microbe that is hard for the immune system to detect and get rid of. Another thing to know is that mycoplasma lives on carbs and sugar, so avoiding these would help.


  • Avoid refined carbs and sugar

  • Avoid snacking

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet

  • Do intermittent fasting

  • Take purified bile salts

  • You can fight mycoplasma with natural antibiotics:

    • ban lan gen

    • angelica root

    • huang bai • garlic

  • Take zinc (100 mg /day)

  • Take vitamin D3 (30,000 IU)

  • Take grapefruit seed oil

  • Take bentonite clay

  • If you are exposed to mold, locate it and get rid of it

  • Avoid GMO foods

You may have to do the above remedies for several months to improve this condition.

Cause #2: Too much iron

Having too much iron can create a lot of inflammation in the body. It also creates problems in your liver. As a result of iron you can have muscle stiffness and stiffness in general. Another thing to know is that our bodies are not able to get rid of excess iron very well.


  • The following are the most common sources of too much iron, so avoid these:

  • grains

  • red meat

  • multivitamin supplements

Cause #3: Too much omega-6 oil / Too little omega-3 oil

Certain oils can be the cause of muscle stiffness. These are the oils loaded with omega-6 fats that are highly inflammatory to the body. Instead of omega-6, your body would benefit from omega-3 fats (anti-inflammatory). Cooking with or consuming oils containing omega-6 fats (for example vegetable oils) can cause muscle stiffness and inflammation.


  • Avoid oils containing omega-6 fats:

    • corn oil

    • soy oil

    • canola oil

    • vegetable oil

    • cottonseed oil

  • Substitute with these oils containing omega-3 fats:

    • butter

    • olive oil

    • coconut oil

    • cod liver oil

    • high-quality fish oil

  • Consume fatty fish

  • Consume sardines

  • Consume an algae supplement

  • Improve the absorption of the omega-3 fats from your diet by consuming purified bile salts

Cause #4: Vitamin K2 deficiency

Vitamin K2 is a type of vitamin that drives calcium out of the joints and other soft tissues and transports it into the bone. If you are deficient in this vitamin, you can experience muscle stiffness as there are unused calcium residues in your tissues that need to be transported out of there.


  • Consume vitamin K2 with vitamin D3

  • Improve the absorption of the above vitamins by consuming purified bile salts

Cause #5: Lack of bile

Bile is a liquid produced by your liver and stored in the gallbladder to help your body digest fats. If you have gallbladder or liver issues, they can cause insufficient bile production. As a result your body could be unable to absorb the vitamins and nutrients that are needed to remedy stiffness, like vitamin K2 or omega-3 fats.


  • Before the meal consume betaine hydrochloride

  • Before the meal consume apple cider vinegar (1 to 2 teaspoons stirred into about a cup of water)

  • Take purified bile salts

General remedies for stiffness

Below are massage techniques and remedies for stiffness in particular parts of your body. Apply these to relieve stiffness or pain while treating the underlying causes.


  • Do this upper back stretch

  • Do this technique for neck stiffness

  • Another technique for neck stiffness

  • You can get this massage tool and do this technique to relieve stress from your neck

  • For stiff and swollen hands take an ammonium chloride supplement

Other causes:

  • History of consuming antibiotics

  • Mold exposure

  • GMO foods

Last updated: Jun 21, 2023 14:11 PM