Can Supplementing Vitamin D3 Manage Pain?
A study released by the Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo and published in the Journal of Endocrinology has reported that supplementing with vitamin D3 combined with a good sleeping pattern and routine has been able to help participants of the study manage the pain of arthritis, menstrual cramps and even chronic back pain.
The study revealed that levels of vitamin D3 correlate with good sleeping habits and the relationship between pain.
As a result, this now should encourage health professionals to consider the how improved sleeping patterns and vitamin D3 supplementation could help alleviate pain symptoms in their patients.
It seems that there’s therapeutic ability between the relationship of sleep and vitamin D3 that was not considered previously.
This can then alleviate the symptoms of pain related diseases such as fibromyalgia.
For a long time, the benefits of vitamin D3 and bone health have been long understood and D3 supplementation is already popular due to its wider benefits.
However, there has been a growing discussion regarding how vitamin D3 could influence a number of biological processes such as sleep and the relationship between pain.
Initial and earlier studies have demonstrated that vitamin D3 has anti-inflammatory effects which could be related to pain alterations.
However, while a link between pain and poor quality sleep have been established in the past, the role of vitamin D3 had yet to be theorized.
Yet, this latest research could well be the start of a greater understanding of how healthcare institutions can effectively manage pain in patients and reduce the burden and cost of pain relief while also improving the lives of patients.