“Taking vitamin D and calcium twice a day may reduce your chances of getting vertigo again, according to a new study.” [Source: Medicalexpress.com]
Evidence is growing that patients suffering from vertigo have low levels of vitamin D and that supplementing with this micronutrient can help prevent and control the dizziness, nausea, and vomiting associated with the condition. In this latest study, the researchers found doses of vitamin D (400iu) and calcium (500 mg) taken twice per day for one year reduced the recurrence of vertigo.
Previous research has confirmed that patients with recurrent vertigo have decreased serum levels of vitamin D. A meta-analysis of 5 trials with a total of 1,250 participants found a significant preventive effect of vitamin D on recurrence of the condition.
Some evidence suggests that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause vertigo and that resupplying the micronutrient at a therapeutic intake corrects the problem.
Other researchers propose that multivitamin-mineral supplementation during periconception – the time preceding, including, and immediately following conception – can help reduce vertigo, nausea, and vomiting in early pregnancy.
The best approach for ensuring proper levels of vitamin D, vitamin B12, and other micronutrients for the prevention of vertigo is to take them as part of a synergistically designed combination. To learn about Dr. Rath’s recommendations for basic prevention of micronutrient deficiencies, see this page on our website.