The older you get, the less Vitamin D you’re capable of absorbing from the sun. According to the National Institute of Health, as we age are skin becomes less able to synthesize the vitamin efficiently.
If you’re in a rush & know for sure you’re deficient in Vitamin D, the following companies are where I buy my Vitamins from. According to consumershealth.org these companies actually have the amount of vitamin D that they have listed on their labels. Check all three as one of the companies might be having a sale. All three are highly reputable. Botanic Choice has been around since 1910. LifeExtension has been in business since 1980 & Purefomulas since 2007.
VITAMIN D AND BACK PAIN
Yes, being deficient in Vitamin D can cause Back Pain. Vitamin D Deficiency also causes many other diseases. I’ve listed them below for you. Being deficient in Vitamin D can cause your bones to be porous, your muscles to weaken & increase your chance of incurring a fracture. Vitamin D deficiency can also cause you to have chronic muscular pain.
VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY DISEASES
Any of the above can cause your back to be extremely painful.
Your best bet is to have your doctor test Vitamin D Levels in your body. Just because you have low vitamin D levels doesn’t mean that’s the only thing that’s causing your Back Pain. Your Back Pain could be caused by several different things.
7 SYMPTOMS OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY
The following are symptoms of not taking enough vitamin D. If you have some of the following symptoms, go to your doctor & have him check your blood.
■ Back Pain
■ Bone Pain
■ Joint Pain
■ Muscle Pain
■ Muscle Cramps
SYMPTOMS OF TOO MUCH VITAMIN D
Do you have any of the following symptoms? If you do, it could be that you’re taking too much Vitamin D. Taking too much Vitamin D can cause you to experience some of the following:
■ Dry Mouth
■ Metallic Taste
■ Loss of Appetite
Vitamin D3 Side Effects –Too much Vitamin D can cause high calcium levels that can be very harmful to you. Along with the Vitamin D side effects listed above, the symptoms of Vitamin D3 Overdose are: seizures, confusion & irregular heart beat.
Vitamin D Allergic Reaction – Normal vitamin D doses usually have no side effects. For the odd person, too much vitamin D might cause the following symptoms: itching, rash, swelling in the face, tongue or throat, severe dizziness & trouble breathing.
For more info on interactions with medications, herbs, supplements & foods, Medline Plus has excellent info.
VITAMIN D3 BENEFITS
There are numerous benefits to vitamin D3. Some of those benefits are:
■ Lubricate your bones
■ Regulate cellular growth
■ Healthy cell activity
■ Soothe aching joints
■ Strengthen your Bones
■ Increases your muscle strength
■ To relieve minor muscle pain
■ Increase your flexibility
VITAMIN D3 DOSAGE
How much vitamin D should you take? Remember, there’s Vitamin D3 in some of the foods you eat. Taking too much Vitamin D does have its side effects. I’ve listed some of them earlier on in this article.
According to Dr. Weil, we should be getting 2,000 I.U. of Vitamin D3 a day. What you don’t get from natural sources, you can supplement with Vitamin D. He suggests purchasing Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
VITAMIN D FOODS LIST
It’s always better to get as much vitamins as you can from the foods you eat.
Try incorporating both Natural & Synthetic sources of Vitamin D into your diet from my list below.
■ Egg Yokes
■ Cod liver oil
SOURCES OF VITAMIN D IN FOODS
Vitamin D3 is absorbed the best when taken with food containing fat.
A study at the Cleveland Clinic showed taking Vitamin D with the largest meal each day increased the blood level of Vitamin D by an average of 50%.
BEST VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTS
When you’re purchasing Vitamin D, make sure its D3 (Cholecalciferol)
I purchase my vitamins from the companies below. Whichever company is selling what I want for the cheapest price is the one I buy from.
All three are highly reputable. Botanic Choice has been around since 1910. LifeExtension has been in business since 1980 & Purefomulas since 2007.
Back Pain can be caused by many different things. It could also be caused from inflammation & PH Balance. Read my Article, Inflammation, PH Balance & Back Pain
Vitamin D deficiency is just one cause of Back Pain. If you’ve taken any Vitamins or Herbs that have really helped you, please leave a comment below.
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