"Athletes tend to have lower percentages of body fat than the average person, so it stands to reason that their ability to store it is compromised"
""People with higher levels of active vitamin D in the blood had more lean muscle mass and bulk, the investigators found."
"By looking at multiple forms [of vitamin D] in the same study, we can say that it is a more complex relationship than previously thought," said study author Zaki Hassan-Smith, from the University of Birmingham.
"It may be that body fat is linked to increased levels of inactive vitamin D, but lean mass is the key for elevated levels of active vitamin D," Hassan-Smith said in a university news release.
Enter email address, then click button below to subscribe to newsletter.
a chance to win free sunkiss products every month, discount coupons, special promotions as well as the latest information on Sunshine vitamin d when you subscribe.
"vitamin D3 was shown to have a positive impact on muscle strength. In two studies, strength outcome measures were significantly improved following supplementation (p < 0.05). In the other two studies administering vitamin D3, there were trends for improved muscle strength. Specifically, improvements in strength ranged from 1.37% to 18.75%"
"Vitamin D significantly enhanced the activity of the mTOR pathway and protein synthesis. The authors conclude that Vitamin D has the potential to directly alter protein synthesis in muscle cells."
"informed the Olympic Committee that UV irradiation had a "persuasive" effect on physical performance and motor skills. These data are consistent with many subsequent studies reporting an improvement in physical activity, speed and endurance in young subjects treated with UV or with supplements containing vitamin D. . . . additional intake of vitamin D . . . . significantly improves muscle function and physical performance."
“We know that we can run faster when we’re on vitamin D trials. We know we can actually jump a little higher. We know we can actually lift a little stronger,” Dr. Sennett said.
"ensuring you meet the daily needs for an athlete is crucial for future performance and preventing injury. "
"Higher vitamin D levels might improve athletic performance. Increased vitamin D levels are associated with increased strength, jump height and power, and exercise capacity."
"helps you exercise more strenuously, while simultaneously exhibiting lower signs of exertion. In layman's terms, vitamin D helps you exercise harder without becoming more tired,"
"when healthy female college students had low levels of vitamin D, they accumulated more fat in their muscles — a factor that impacts not only how fit you look but also how strong you are, according to the researchers."
"This method of athletic assistance could produce an impressive improvement in sports performance for so many people, athletic or not. Strength improves, stamina improves, quickness improves and speed improves . . . . The mechanism for this improvement is likely a combination of vitamin D and nitric oxide."
"teams in all U.S. major leagues, some college athletic departments and the U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams are all now believed to have started tracking their players’ vitamin D levels and intake."
"Conclusions: Vitamin D supplementation increases upper and lower limb strength."
"even NCAA athletes living in the southern US are at risk for vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency and that maintaining adequate vitamin D status may be important for these athletes to optimize their muscular strength and power."
Increasing your performance in the gym and preventing many diseases can be as simple as going outside.
Recommendations from Dr. Holick:
- - Follow the "no sunburn" rule. He advises people to spend one-half the amount of time in the sun that it would take to develop a mild sunburn.
- - Get sun exposure between 10 AM and 3 PM when the sun's rays are the strongest.
- - Keep track of the time. People with dark or darker skin can spend about 30 minutes in the sun, while fair-skinned people should restrict it to about 10 minutes.
- - Do this three times a week, if possible.
- - Don't wear sunscreen (which inhibits Vitamin D formation) during this time, except on your face – very little Vitamin D is produced through exposing the face to the sun, plus it leads to wrinkles. Wear sunscreen the rest of the time.
- - Take Vitamin D during times when sun exposure isn't possible.