This Common Vitamin Deficiency Triggers Headache, Back Pain and Joint Pain

Headaches can sometimes be difficult to deal with. They can completely ruin your day. They can lead to canceled plans or a sick day from work because you cannot look at a computer screen or you simply can’t deal with bright lights and the regular chatter of co-workers.Back and Joint pain, on the other hand, can keep you out of commission for a long time.

For the most significant situations, the can require therapy and even bed rest. These conditions can all be traced back to a single vitamin deficiency.

First, the Truth about “Vitamin” D

Vitamin D isn’t really a vitamin. It’s more like a hormone. Vitamin D is produced by the skin when it’s in sunlight, instead of being made by the thyroid.As a result, calling it a vitamin isn’t really accurate.

To be produced, cortisol needs a sufficient amount of Vitamin D. Insufficient amounts of cortisol can lead to joint pain and inflammation. As a result, cortisol shots are required to ease the pain. Back pain, on the other hand, is connected to the lack of Vitamins D, B12, B5 or B6.

The Reasons for the Pain

Headaches can occur due to a lack of Vitamin D. The lack of Vitamin D can occur due to a lack of sleep and depression. The lack of sleep, along with the pain associated with Vitamin D deficiency can contribute to headaches.

The issue with suffering from depression is that anti-depressants increase serotonin levels to deal with the depression. However, they only increase the issues with insomnia because the serotonin levels remain higher, even at night when you should be sleeping.

Women who give birth are the ones who suffer from Vitamin D deficiency the most. Their Vitamin D levels are depleted by the baby. Failing to get back out in the sun and rebuild those Vitamin D, leads to poor sleeping habits, which in turn, leads to postpartum depression.

What to Do

Now you know how important it is to have Vitamin D. The question now is, what you can do to rebuild Vitamin D levels. Go out in the sun. Five minutes in the sun is enough to start making a difference in your Vitamin D levels.

To appropriately rebuild your Vitamin D levels, you’ll need to spend two to four hours in the sun every day. Since that isn’t something that can easily be accomplished, try supplementing with 5,000-7,000 IU every day.

If you’re still having headaches (even after supplementing), some magnesium might be a good idea as well.Eating sunflower seeds is a good way to raise your magnesium levels. This should help you relieve headaches, joint and back pain you may be suffering from.

Source: Healthy Food House

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