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Many Athletes Are Vitamin D Deficient

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Vitamin D is important for normal calcium metabolism and plays a vital role in maintaining bone and muscle health. Many athletes have a vitamin D deficiency because they shun vitamin D fortified dairy products and do not get much outdoor activity. Vitamin D is produced naturally in the skin as part of a reaction involving sunlight, but it is also consumed in the diet. A literature review conducted by Enette Larson-Meyer and Kentz Willis concluded that adequate vitamin D levels are important for promoting muscle mass and strength, and that it plays a critical role in muscle protein synthesis.


Author: veefitness

A qualified REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer who is passionate about helping others to achieve their goals of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Also a qualified Level 1 football and cricket coach.

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