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Fibromyalgia and Vitamin D3

Fibromyalgia is far too common today. According to the Mayo Clinic Proceedings Vitamin D deficiency is one possible contributor of persistent and vague musculoskeletal pain.

Consider this study performed at the University of Minnesota. Out of 150 children and adults suffering from vague musculoskeletal pain 93% of them had measurable vitamin D deficiency. In this same study they found all the African-American, Hispanic and Native Americans were vitamin D deficient. But the most startling deficiencies were in women of child bearing age.

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to increased risk of osteoporosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and auto-immune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Another interesting study published in the Clinical Rheumatology issue of July 2006. Researches concluded that anxiety and depression associated with fibromyalgia may also be linked to low vitamin D levels.

So, how do we increase our vitamin D levels? Most people believe if we live in a sunny local we have no need to increase vitamin D consumption. The truth is pretty much everyone living in the northern hemisphere and especially people of color need to supplement their diet with vitamin D. We carry several high quality Vitamin D supplements including options by Metagenics and Pure Encapsulations. If you are unsure about which would be the best for you, give us a call at 877-465-0844.