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Why Fibromyalgia Patients Should Consider Vitamin D Supplements

Tuesday 12 February 2019


From Fibromyalgia News Today:


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Why Fibromyalgia Patients Should Consider Vitamin D Supplements

By Robin Dix
January 22, 2019
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Studies suggest that vitamin D deficiency could worsen fibromyalgia symptoms. In one study of women with fibromyalgia who had low levels of vitamin D, reduction in pain occurred after 20 weeks of supplementation. That might seem like a long time, but trust me, it flies by.

Vitamin D deficiency is a common problem in the winter because we are less likely to be outside in the sunlight. Without adequate vitamin D levels, our bodies cannot absorb calcium properly, which can cause osteoporosis in adults. Vitamin D is really important for so many things, such as bone strength, the reproduction and growth of cells, the functioning of our immune system, and neuromuscular (nerves and muscles) health.


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