Monday, March 14, 2011

Vitamin D Not Just For Bone Health

"Chronic joint, muscle, or bone pain? You may be deficient in
vitamin D. Doctors are just starting to understand that nonspecific
muscle and bone pain can be caused by low vitamin D levels, says
Gil Porat, MD, an internist in Colorado Springs, Colo. More and more
research is linking vitamin D deficiency with chronic pains. Porat
recommends getting a simple blood test to measure your vitamin D level.
Suffering from fibromyalgia? Again, vitamin D may come to the rescue.
Fibromyalgia patients have had remarkable improvements after being
treated for low vitamin D levels, says Porat. Still newer research
suggests that vitamin D may also help ease chronic back pain. A typical
dosage is 1,000 IU to 5,000 IU daily, but you can safely take up to
10,000 IU daily. For higher dosages, speak with a health care practitioner."

-Amazing Wellness Magazine Spring 2011

Make sure to check with your own doctor before taking any supplements.