Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin
Updated: Nov 10, 2020
Over one billion people are considered Vitamin D deficient and up to 70% of people in the United States and Canada are Vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D can play a significant role in your joint health and taking a Vitamin D supplement regularly can help prevent the onset of Arthritis or for those with Arthritis it can help with the symptoms. Research has shown that low levels of Vitamin D may increase the risk of arthritis and some arthritis sufferers with low levels of Vitamin D were strongly associated to the disabling symptoms that can come with arthritis.
Vitamin D is crucial for bone health and muscle function. It may have anti-inflammatory effects and as a result, taking Vitamin D can play a vital role in relieving joint pain caused by arthritis. Research has linked that insufficient Vitamin D can cause chronic inflammation of the joints and joint pain in Arthritis sufferers.
The symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency varies from person to person, some common symptoms are:
- Joint pain
- Bone pain
- Muscle pain and weakness
- Low mood and depression
Vitamin D deficiency is more common in people with Arthritis and may be one of the leading causes to the development and worsening of the disease.
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