Some reports suggest that 1 in 4 people living in the U.S suffer from some form of joint or back pain. What’s even more surprising is the fact that in most of those cases the pain is caused by vitamin deficiency that people are unaware of.
As we grow old, the bone structure and strength weakens, causing pain that most of us have to deal with on a daily basis. However, aging itself is not always the main cause of back and joint pain, vitamin D deficiency can too cause severe bone weakening that can lead to excruciating discomfort.
Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency:
– Not getting quality sleep and feeling tired in the morning
– Improper balance
– Itching and burning sensation in the fee
– Constant pain in the legs and feet
To test your vitamin D deficiency, simply apply firm pressure on the chest bone and hold for 5 seconds. If you do feel immediate and sharp pain, it’s most likely a sign that you are vitamin D deficient.
One of the main causes of vitamin D deficiency is not getting enough exposure to the sun. Roughly around 10-15 minutes spent outside is all you need to get the needed boost of vitamin D.
However, if you are living in colder areas where the sun is rare, being exposed to direct sunlight might be an issue. Therefore, supplementing it through food might be your only option. Make sure you consume more of the vitamin D rich food such as tuna, egg yolks, mushrooms, and mackerel.
Lastly, you can choose to increase vitamin D by taking supplements. This way you do not need to change your regular diet and still receive the required amount. Always look for the supplement which contains vitamin D3, not D2. Vitamin D3 is naturally produced as a response of the body to exposure to the sun rays.
Please SHARE this article on Facebook!