Could your muscle pain be caused by lack of vitamin D?

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Could your muscle pain be caused by lack of vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a nutrient that is vital for bone health. It may have an anti-inflammatory effect that can help reduce joint pain. 

Not getting enough vitamin D in your system may be linked to chronic pain.

Over the past 10 years, several researchers have found an association between extremely low vitamin D levels and chronic, general pain that doesn’t respond to treatment.

Why do we need vitamin D?

A deficiency of vitamin D causes bones to soften and become weak. This is called osteomalacia in adults and rickets in children. Vitamin D can also help prevent osteoporosis, which is another condition that weakens bones.

Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Bone pain
  • Respiratory issues
  • Neurological concerns including numbness
  • Low mood, specifically seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

How to get vitamin D?

The body can either create vitamin D through exposure to sunlight or obtain vitamin D from the diet. 

diet should include some of these each day if possible:

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