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Vitamin D and Chronic Pain









The Vitamin D Council recommends adults  supplement with between 5,000-10,000 IU vitamin D3 daily to reach optimal vitamin D  levels (150-200nmol/L) and experience the greatest impact for pain management. It’s important to remember that vitamin D alone often does not cure chronic pain, but may be an important factor in helping manage this issue.

A pain intensity score of > 6 on an 11 point scale was associated with a twofold increased risk of vitamin D deficiency (OR: 2.02; p = 0.01).

A total of 465 patients completed the  survey. Here is what the researchers found:

A total of 57% of participants had their   vitamin D levels tested, and 40% had been diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency.