When vitamin D is referred to as the “sunshine vitamin,” we might not worry about it as much as we should. This reference makes it feel abundant, and if we’re getting it from the sun we can’t be deficient, right?
Actually, a vitamin D deficiency is more common than you may think, especially during winter months. Vitamin D deficiencies can lead to a number of concerns, including foot pain.
Are You Vitamin D Deficient?
It’s estimated that 1 billion people suffer from a vitamin D deficiency worldwide, and about forty-two percent of adults in the United States contribute to this number. It is important to note that deficiency here is defined as a level less than 30. However, an optimal level for health and wellness is closer to 50 and most Americans miss that mark.
A number of concerns can lead to this deficiency including limited sunlight exposure or foods containing vitamin D. Usually, it is a combination of the two that is to blame. Some health conditions can lead to lower levels of vitamin D, although these are not as common.
Vitamin D is vital in maintaining your health. Some symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency include:
- Reduced bone density
- Stress fractures
- Muscle weakness
These symptoms, among others, may point to a vitamin D deficiency. If you believe you are deficient in the sunshine vitamin, ask your doctor for a blood test.
Taking Vitamin D For Foot Pain
If you suffer from foot pain (of any kind), you may turn to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for relief. Despite their ability to reduce inflammation, NSAIDs can wreak havoc on your body, doing more harm than good.
What you really want to do is target your pain naturally, giving your body the tools it needs to heal itself.
Studies show that vitamin D supplementation can lead to a reduced level of low-grade, chronic inflammation. Reducing inflammation in the joints and tendons in your feet (and the rest of your body) can lead to a reduction in pain overall.
This can be especially helpful if you are vitamin D deficient and are experiencing inflammation as a result. Reducing your levels of inflammation can benefit you in the long run and potentially reduce your risk for painful, inflammatory conditions.
So how do you get more vitamin D if sunshine and diet aren’t enough?
Fortify Your Foundational Health With Vitamin D
Dr. Warner’s Essential Joint & Tissue Support with PEA is a multivitamin you can count on to reduce pain and boost your foundational health. In this multi you’ll find vitamin D along with calcium, magnesium oxide, zinc, vitamin C, and PEA.
This unique combination of ingredients can provide connective tissue and joint support. These capsules can help fortify your bones, promote collagen formation, and reduce pain levels. Whether you suffer from plantar fasciitis, arthritis, achilles tendinitis, or other painful foot conditions, this multi has you covered.