Get some sunshine! New study confirms the importance of Vitamin D for bone & cartilage health in arthritis. Some individuals may get adequate sun exposure yet still have low vitamin D levels to limited metabolism. This important hormone can be supplemented.
A new study showed that maintaining healthy levels of Vitamin D are play an important role in preventing cartilage loss, effusion-synovitis (knee swelling) and physical function in people with knee osteoarthritis. So if you suffer with arthritis, ask your doctor to check your Vitamin D blood levels to make sure you are doing everything you can to stay active and strong.