Pain is a horrible terrible monster that can take your life away both emotionally and financially from your inability to work. It can destroy relationships and leave you desolate without friends. My back is filled with searing pain and my friends have deserted me, David complains in Psalm 38; the NIV is the best for this understanding. Pain is not new. It is the result of evil in its many different forms whether physical or spiritual.
Vitamin D3 has shown significant properties in its ability to moderate physical pain levels. I did a post several years ago about a pharmacist that used vitamin D to reduce a patient’s pain meds by fifty percent. I am sure we do not understand the mechanisms at work to relieve pain with vitamin D, but should we care? The answer of course is no unless you are trying to develop an analog that you can patent and sell for large amounts of money.
It is particularly important that you supplement with magnesium when supplementing with vitamin D3 or spending time in the sun for that matter. Your body’s biological processes tend to increase when you increase your serum level of vitamin D. If you don’t supplement with magnesium you could see some serious side effects like heart arrhythmias and muscle cramps. Magnesium is responsible as an ion for the production and use of over 350 enzymes in the body.
Multiple papers have been published recently from many different studies confirming the significant effect of vitamin D3 on pain. I suspect that it works at many different levels to control pain in all states of disease. I know it was a paper from Saudi Arabia in 2003 that really got me going on vitamin D to relieve the issues in my back. That paper’s conclusion was that 95% of the people in the study had reduced back pain. Yes, that’s right, ninety five percent.
Serum vitamin D or 25(OH)D normal levels have been 20ng/ml to 100ng/ml since the 1970’s at least. The Endocrine Society suggests a minimum of 30ng/ml when treating disease. I believe the best level is 60 to 80 ng/ml. As different people respond differently to vitamin D, it is not how much you take, but where you maintain your serum level. The effect most likely will not be immediate, but long term there is nothing safer or more effective for pain.
I cannot help you with your spiritual pain except to tell you to put love, peace, and joy first in all that you do and to pray often. I suspect this will help your physical pain as well. – Pandemic Survivor