People who do sports are constantly looking for ways to perform more, to take better advantage of every moment we have to exercise. Increasing performance can be achieved in many ways, such as eating right or staying hydrated, but did you know that vitamin D also plays a significant role?
Vitamin D is very important to maintain and improve physical performance, because it is essential to properly take advantage of the benefits of exercise. This vitamin improves bone metabolism and muscle function, as well as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
A vitamin D deficiency can cause muscle weakness and lack of strength, as well as encourage muscle relaxation. It can even lead to falls and therefore accidents.
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How can I be sure that my body has enough vitamin D?
The most common way to obtain it is from exposure to the sun for at least 15 minutes without sunscreen, but you also get it from the consumption of some foods (especially fish) and through supplements. The 4000 IU dose is safe and effective in correcting a vitamin D deficiency.
Who should take supplements?
Anyone who cannot be exposed to the sun for at least 15 minutes a day without sunscreen, but especially people over 45 years of age, since from that age the body decreases its ability to convert sunlight into vitamin D.
So if you want to take advantage of the benefits of your training even more, make sure you get enough vitamin D.