So not only is vitamin D touted as a way to ward off death just a little bit longer, but according to a new study from the Institute of Child Health in London, it may now help with chronic pain.
What’s more intriguing for women is that the link in low vitamin D and chronic pain doesn’t apply to men, suggesting hormones may be involved.
Vitamin D, which is essential for healthy bones, is produced in the body when exposed to sunlight and is also found in egg yolks, oilier fish and margarine. Apparently if you don’t get enough, you may be more susceptible to chronic pain.
Here are other findings of the study:
Women with vitamin D levels between 75 and 99 mmol/litre - a level deemed necessary for bone health - had the lowest rates of pain, at just over 8%.
Women with levels of less than 25 mmol/litre had the highest rates, at 14.4%.
Severe lack of vitamin D in adults can lead to the painful bone disease osteomalacia.
As with everything, it seems, loading up or getting too much is not advised. You can actually get vitamin d toxicity and high blood calcium levels.
Do you think you get enough vitamin D? If not, why not?
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