Lower back pain?
Degeneration of the spine?
Lumbar disc problems?
The common solution for all of the above problems is to pop a calcium or D3 supplement. It’s true though, a deficiency of these vitamins can cause all of the above, but there are many ways of looking at this.
You can be popping the best brand of supplements, but remember, it just does not work that way. For Calcium to get absorbed into the bones, your D3 levels have to be adequate. If it’s not, your calcium supplement is being wasted, so are the foods rich in calcium that you are consuming.
Furthermore, Vitamin K is such an ignored vitamin. You should know that Vitamin K is needed for the bones to absorb Calcium. Vitamin K is found in dairy products and green leafy veggies.
Here’s how it works – For strong and healthy bones, joints and a super strong spine, you need sufficient calcium, D3 and Vitamin K for it to work effectively. I should add in B12 as B12 is necessary for healthy bone marrow and for the body and spine to grow stung and healthy.
Calcium, Vitamin K, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D3
A balanced diet should give you all of the above. Apart from nutrition, there are few other tips
– Regular and smart exercise.
– Stretching, warm up and cooldowns.
– Knowing your tight muscles and working on flexibility.
– DO NOT SIT IN ONE PLACE FOR MORE THAN 30-45 MINUTES-This is too much strain and stress on your lower back/sacrum and it leads to lower back, sciatica and lower body aches and pains.
Look for nutrition in fresh and real foods. Supplement only if you have to and if you have a deficiency. The choice of preventing or healing yourself from pains is up to you and how you want to deal with it. But, make sure you keep up with nutrition, exercise, rest and have a positive attitude.