If you have chronic pain
, it can be demoralising and debilitating both physically and mentally.
For chronic pain
sufferers, over-the-counter pills offer very little help, while morphine and other drugs are highly addictive and dangerous.
So what do you do?
Relieve chronic pain using these natural solutions
A Mayo Clinic study of 13,150 people with persistent non-specific musculoskeletal pain found that 93% of people examined at the clinic had a vitamin D deficiency. Their serum level was less than 20 nanograms per milliliter.
But, “all of these individuals improved with vitamin D treatment. Even some of the individuals with normal pre-treatment levels of vitamin D had less pain when treated with vitamin D,” says Dr Jonathan Wright of Nutrition & Healing
Vitamin D plays a role in maintaining proper bone structure. It’s also required for the regulation of the minerals, calcium and phosphorus found in the body.
There’s more you can try to alleviate chronic pain…
Vitamin D isn’t the only nutrient capable of improving chronic pain
A double-blind, placebo-controlled study in which 14 people with chronic pain were treated with either 500mcg of molybdenum or a placebo daily found molybdenum to be significantly more effective than the placebo in relieving pain.
Molybdenum is a trace mineral found in foods such as milk, cheese, cereal grains, legumes, nuts, leafy vegetables, and organ meats. Molybdenum has an important role in normal body functions as it breaks down proteins and other substances.
“The effects of molybdenum became noticeable within several days of starting treatment, but wore off again several days after molybdenum was discontinued,” says Dr Wright on the findings of the study.
What’s the dosage?
Dr Wright recommends 4,000 IU (International Units) of vitamin D daily for adults and teenagers, 1,000 IU for infants and small children and 2,000 IU for everyone in between.
There’s no specific dose of how much Molybdenum you should consume.
With these natural solutions, you could find relief from unexplained chronic pain.