Pain in the joints is most often caused by injury, aging, or simply bodily inactivity. Additionally, it can be caused by bad nutrition habits. Research has shown that a insufficient amount of vitamin D can often lead to back and joint pain.
This vitamin help regulate the amount of calcium in our body. A deficiency of vitamin D can cause bones to soften and make them weak. In addition, this vitamin can help manage autoimmune conditions such as MS and Type 1 diabetes as it affects the immune system.
Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency:
- joint pain
- muscle pain and weakness
- respiratory issues
- bone pain
- low mood
Because vitamin D is closely related to bone and muscle functions. Thus, a review of studies in 2016 showed that people without RA have notably more vitamin D in their blood than those who do. The studies also showed that those with RA are more likely to suffer from vitamin D deficiency.
A 2012 research paper suggests that a lack of this vitamin can be risk factor for onset of inflammatory diseases. It can also increase the severity of the condition.
To prevent osteoporosis it’s best to take vitamin D supplementation. Those who don’t and suffer from RA have a higher risk of osteoporosis fractures and feel greater joint pain.
It improves mood and helps with depression.
Other vitamins for joint and back pain
- omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
- Vitamin K
Foods to eat:
- fortified milk
- egg yolks
- fortified breakfast cereal
- beef liver
- oily fish, such as tuna, salmon, and mackerel