Studies about vitamin D and chronic fatigue:

Effect of Vitamin D3 on Self-Perceived Fatigue: A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial (2016)

Conclusion: A study of 120 vitamin D-deficient adults complaining of fatigue were enrolled in a 4-week-long double-blind placebo-controlled trial where they were either given a single dose of 100,000 IU of vitamin D or a placebo. The vitamin D group reported experiencing significantly improved energy levels compared to the placebo group and more members of the vitamin D group reported being cured entirely of fatigue symptoms. The study also found that those who experienced the biggest increases in their vitamin D levels also experienced the biggest improvements in their fatigue symptoms.

 

Correlation Between Vitamin D Levels and Muscle Fatigue Risk Factors Based on Physical Activity in Healthy Older Adults (2016)

Conclusion: A study of 85 elderly people found that those with higher vitamin D levels suffered less fatigue and were more physically active than those with lower vitamin D levels.

 

Fatigue and Vitamin D Status in Iranian Female Nurses (2016)

Conclusion: A study of 200 female Iranian nurses found that the nurses with lower vitamin D levels had worse fatigue scores.

 

Vitamin D Deficiency and Fatigue: An Unusual Presentation (2015)

Conclusion: A 61-year-old man was seeking treatment for severe fatigue and daytime sleepiness. It was found that he had low vitamin D levels and he was subsequently put on a vitamin D supplementation program. After two weeks the patient report improved energy levels and after three months of Vitamin D supplementation he reported that his fatigue was completely cured.

 

Vitamin D Deficiency in Patients with Myasthenia Gravis and Improvement of Fatigue After Supplementation of Vitamin D3: A Pilot Study (2012)

Conclusion: Just 800 IU of vitamin D taken daily was found to be measurably effective for reducing fatigue in myasthenia gravis patients.

 

Vitamin D Status in Patients with Musculoskeletal Pain, Fatigue and Headache: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study in a Multi-Ethnic General Practice in Norway (2010)

Conclusion: In a study examining 572 patients complaining of either musculoskeletal pain, headaches, or fatigue, it was found that 58% of them were vitamin D deficient.

 

Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Retrospective Survey (2009)

Conclusion: A British study of 221 chronic fatigue syndrome patients found that the patients had lower vitamin D levels compared to the general British population.

 

Also see studies on vitamin D and

Sleep

 

Back to Research Directory

Back to Blog

 

Leave a Reply