In this leaflet, we explain what vitamin D does to the body, the natural sources of this vitamin, supplements, what deficiency can feel like, and how it can be treated. There is growing interest in the role of vitamin D – the ‘sunshine vitamin’ – in ME/CFS. Firstly, because there are a number of reasons why people with this illness could be at increased risk of developing vitamin D deficiency. Secondly, because there are several theories why vitamin D could have a part to play in the treatment of ME/CFS.
The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.
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