Vitamin D Fights Muscle Fatigue


We all know vitamin D as the sunshine vitamin. It’s recommended that we supplement our diets with vitamin D, especially in the winter when sunshine is scarce, and adequate levels have been known to help with the maintenance of healthy bones, the regulation of our immune system, maintaining a healthy body weight and even reducing the frequency and severity of asthma symptoms in children. Vitamin D has now shown it can also be useful in the fight against muscle fatigue.

A new study has found that complimenting your diet with a vitamin D supplement can help fight muscle fatigue and improve muscle function in people who suffer from low levels of vitamin D. Led by Dr. Akash Sinha, individuals who supplemented their diet with vitamin D for 10 to 12 weeks significantly improved their muscle phosphocreatine recovery.

NutraIngredients.com reported Sinha’s findings
, and Sinha had this to say about the study: “Patients with vitamin D deficiency often experience symptoms of muscle fatigue.” He then added, “Our findings in a small group of patients with very low vitamin D levels show that muscle efficiency significantly improves when vitamin D status is improved.”

Previous research has suggested that vitamin D can help to alleviate joint and muscle pain, however this is the first study that projects a benefit to skeletal muscle simply through supplementation with the vitamin. The implications of this study are large, as new research will now look to determine if vitamin D can even help athletes, who routinely break down muscle, recover much faster.

Photo Credit: Lululemon


By Ryan Bisram| April 02, 2013
Categories:  Care

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Ryan Bisram

Ryan Bisram

Ryan Bisram is Naturally Savvy's Content Manager. He is also a Health Promoter who frequently contributes editorial pieces. - See more at: http://www.naturallysavvy.com/food-and-nutrition/the-un-coconut-water-would-you-drink-maple-water#sthash.jU9uOSAr.dpuf
Ryan Bisram is Naturally Savvy's Content Manager. He is also a Health Promoter who frequently contributes editorial pieces. - See more at: http://www.naturallysavvy.com/food-and-nutrition/the-un-coconut-water-would-you-drink-maple-water#sthash.jU9uOSAr.dpuf
Ryan Bisram is Naturally Savvy's Content Manager. He is also a Health Promoter who frequently contributes editorial pieces. - See more at: http://www.naturallysavvy.com/food-and-nutrition/the-un-coconut-water-would-you-drink-maple-water#sthash.jU9uOSAr.dpuf
Ryan Bisram is a contributing writer for NaturallySavvy.com.

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