The Best Vitamins For Chronic Pain
With so many vitamins flooding the market, it’s hard to determine what would be the best vitamins for chronic pain. The goal is to find the best affordable multi-vitamins. Health food stores carry some of the better ones, there are also many online companies. Ask your doctor for a list of good manufactures or talking to someone at the health food store and see what others like. You could take all the vitamins listed below, but if the vitamin is not absorbing in your system it just comes out with the rest of your bodies waste.
Taking vitamins are generally safe and much-needed for our bodies to function properly, but always ask you doctor before taking any new vitamins or new supplements just make sure there will be no interactions with your current medications. Always take your daily doses with food, stomach upset can occur otherwise.
The Best Vitamins For Chronic Pain
- Vitamin B Complex:
A complex of eight B vitamins: B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, B-6, B-7, B-9, and B-12. The B- Vitamins are vital for the nervous system, digestive system, your red blood cells and benefits the central nervous system. So if you’re experiencing nerve pain, this one is a good one.
- Vitamin D-3:
After finding out how deficient I was, I take 5,000 mg daily with a meal. Most of us are low in Vitamin D, especially in the fall-winter-spring, when less Vitamin D is generated by sunshine on the skin. Are you wondering if your deficient? Here is a great article of symptoms or you can ask you doctor to perform an easy blood test to check your levels. You could also take Cod Liver Oil, but it doesn’t taste very good. Recent research has shown that this Vitamin is important to your brain’s functioning in about 1,000 ways, and is also vital in your immune system.
- Omega-3 Fish Oil Capsules:
These have a good anti-inflammatory effect on the brain and body, and about 20% of your brain ideally should be composed of Omega-3’s! National Institute of Health’s website, “Omega-3 fatty acids reduce pain and swelling.” Because Omega 3 fish oil fatty acids, particularly EPA, are involved in your body’s inflammatory response and inflammation cycle. A lot of people complain of a fishy taste or fishy burps, refrigerating the capsules will help with this.
- Vitamin C:
Is important for so many reasons; assists the body in the production of collagen, a basic component of connective tissues. Collagen is an important structural element in blood vessel walls, gums, and bones, making it particularly important to those recovering from wounds and surgery (this may be why Vitamin C is important for prevention of CRPS).
This another one that many are deficient in, your doctor can perform a simple blood test to check your level. If you looking to start a Magnesium vitamin try looking for the non oxide form, since oxides are less bio-available. Epsom salts baths help absorb Magnesium into the nerves and muscles, and are usually very soothing. Epsom Salts are sold at most drug stores and bigger chain retail shops and are very inexpensive.
Try combining some of these vitamins for chronic pain with a healthy diet; organic foods and GMO- free foods whenever possible. The Mediterranean diet has a ton of good research on it as well. Finding the right vitamins and supplements doesn’t have to be hard, and finding if your deficient should be easy. In our next article we will discuss common tests your doctor can run.
One online company that I have found with quality vitamins and supplements is Vital Plan. I did a 3 month trial and reviewed them here. I have to admit, I was amazed with the results and will continue on taking their product! Within two weeks I noticed an increase of energy, I slept better, it helped lower my pain levels and I even lost some weight!