When’s the last time your feet DIDN’T hurt? Whether you’ve got to stand in line at the checkout…or break in a new pair of shoes…or walk a little farther from where you parked…your dogs always seem to be barking.
Sometimes it even hurts more when you rest them for a while. First thing in the morning, it feels like you can barely walk at all.
Your feet get a lot of abuse throughout the course of a day. Not only are they bearing all of your body weight, but they also get stubbed, smashed, stomped on, and squished. Even on good days, you could be standing on them for hours at a time.
Heck, if they were REAL dogs, you’d be locked up for animal cruelty!
But the pain you feel could be more than just sore feet. It could actually be a break in the delicate bones on the top of your foot — especially if you’ve got low vitamin D levels.
It’s called a stress fracture, and your feet are a common spot for them. For the most part, they’re tough old dogs and can handle whatever you throw at them…even being stubbed so hard the neighbors will hear you cuss.
But when your D levels drop, your bones get weaker — and as a result, a new study finds, are more likely to fracture in folks with low D levels than in those with normal levels, especially in the feet.
In fact, according to the new study in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, four of out five patients with stress fractures have low D levels.
And if you’re like most people, you could be facing that risk right now…without even realizing it…because MOST folks these days are suffering from low D levels!
That means something as minor as a little misstep on the way to the bathroom could turn into a trip to the doctor.
The study published in this very specific medical journal finds that you’ll get the best protection from stress fractures by boosting your blood levels of D up above 40 ng/mL.
The best way to do that is by taking a supplement (especially in winter when you can’t get enough of the sunshine vitamin outside) — but don’t stop there.
As good as vitamin D is, it can’t work alone. It needs calcium and magnesium to get the job done, so make sure you’ve got the right levels of all three of these essentials to protect all your bones.
You can read more about it in this free report from my Daily Dose archives.