By Adrienne Dellwo, About.com Guide, Tuesday January 25, 2011:
Vitamin D is one of the most frequently recommended supplements for people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and with good reason. But is your supplement doing enough for you?
Vitamin D is responsible for a host of functions in your body -- bone health, cellular replication, insulin production, immune function, heart heath ... the list goes on and on. Deficiencies are linked to all kinds of symptoms and illnesses, including chronic pain, muscle weakness, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis and autoimmunity.
It also makes you need up to twice as much of an opiate pain killer.
Now get this -- at least one study has shown that about 25% of us with these conditions are deficient. Odds are ... Read more>>