Vitamin D has been getting a lot of press recently, and it’s likely for good reason. Vitamin D is critical for our bodies for a variety of needs, from healthy bone growth and calcium absorption to heart disease, weight gain and other maladies. The rad folks at Outside Magazine recently put out an article on Vitamin D’s role as a Sports Supplement concerning the body’s V02 Max & Athletic Performance.
From: Outside Magazine
Author: Alex Hutchinson
"The case for vitamin D as a sports performance booster got a minor bump from a couple of recent studies. One showed an apparent benefit to VO2 max and 30-second sprint performance; the other saw a reduction in markers of muscle damage after a punishing 30-minute downhill running test. Both studies were placebo-controlled and blinded (meaning the subjects didn’t know whether they were getting the vitamin or the placebo). It’s enough, in other words, to make an avowed supplement skeptic wonder whether he should reconsider his skepticism."
To read the full article, find it here.