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Chronic pain, vitamin D, and magnesium

Chronic pain, vitamin D, and magnesiumHeadache, aching joints, and other types of chronic pain are typically caused by myofascial pain syndrome, which is characterized by localized pain. There can be many underlying causes of this condition, but according to a Thai study published in BMC Nutrition, lack of sunshine and too little vitamin D are quite common among patients. Magnesium therapy may also have an effect, according to a study published in BMC Oral Health.

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Overview of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids

 

Overview of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids

Vitamins, minerals, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and Q10 are nutrients that we need in certain quantities in order to support vital body functions.
Nutritional supplements containing vitamins and minerals must be labeled in accordance with the reference values.

This overview serves as general information about the different vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids and how they work.

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THE VITAMIN AND MINERAL GUIDE

the Vitamin and Mineral Guide

CLA

CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a group of omega-6 fatty acids, of which there are 28 different varieties. A few of them are associated with health benefits. This is the case with the following two types, Trans-10,Cis-12 and Cis-9,Trans-11

The healthy CLA types are found naturally in meat (from ruminants) and dairy products (especially those with high fat content). In order to obtain optimal levels of CLA, the animals must graze, as this causes their gut bacteria to convert linoleic acid to CLA.

Functions and importance for

  • Transportation of fat to the energy conversion in muscle cells
  • To prevent fat cells from taking up fat
  • Insulin sensitivity
  • Building of muscle mass
  • To reduce the age-related loss of muscle mass
  • Regulate the balance between fat and muscle tissue in the body

Deficiencies and poor utilsation may be caused by

  • Alterations of feed during periods where the animals do not graze
  • Low-fat dairy and meat products

Deficiency symptoms

Not described, but the combination of too little CLA and lack of exercise may lead to:

  • Impaired fat burning capacity
  • Loss of muscle mass

Sources

Meat and dairy products. Meat and dairy from animals that have grazed may contain up to 500% more CLA than products from animals that are fed with hay, silage, and grain.

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