Vitamin D Supplementation May Reduce the Risk of Falls

Published: September 28, 2012

Most of us know that Vitamin D deficiency can cause loss of bone density (see "Natural Therapies for Osteoporosis") and broken bones. Did you know that Vitamin D deficiency has been shown in multiple studies to actually even increase the risk of your falling? To prevent this risk, get at least 800 units of Vitamin D a day.


"Vitamin D supplementation to prevent falls in the elderly: evidence and practical considerations," Fosnight SM, Zafirau WJ, et al, Pharmacotherapy, 2008; 28(2): 225-34. E-mail:

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. His newest book (June 10, 2024) is You Can Heal From Long COVID. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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