No, Seriously, You Really Need to Be Taking Vitamin D – HuffPost
Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus and is essential for building and maintaining bone strength (a major concern for aging adults), but new research has also linked the vitamin to pain-related conditions such as arthritis, chronic back pain, and menstrual cramps. A review published in the Journal of Endocrinology found that increased vitamin D supplementation paired with high quality sleep could improve the effectiveness of pain management treatments. Dr. Monica Levy Anderson, the study’s lead researcher, noted that there was a significant relationship between sleep, vitamin D, and hyperalgesia — a heightened sensitivity to pain. Anderson and her colleagues concluded that supplementation of vitamin D may have a therapeutic role in the prevention and treatment of chronic pain conditions.