Karamollah Alimoradi1, Bahareh Nikooyeh2, Ali Asghar Ravasi3, Maliheh Zahedirad2, Nastaran Shariatzadeh2, Ali Kalayi2, Tirang Reza Neyestani2
This study would have found much more benefit it any of the following:
- Study lasted ~ 8 weeks (note: periodic dosing often not plateau until 6 months)
- Add cofactors which increase the response to the vitamin D (e.g. Magnesium, Omega-3)
- Add activators for the Vitamin D Receptor (exampls:e high intensity exercise, Resveratrol)
Note: For some health problems weekly dosing is BETTER than daily (Vitamin D Receptor)
Overview Sports and vitamin D has the following summary
Athletes are helped by vitamin D by:
- Faster reaction time
- Far fewer colds/flus during the winter
- Less sore/tired after a workout
- Fewer micro-cracks and broken bones
- Bones which do break heal much more quickly
- Increased VO2 and exercise endurance Feb 2011
- Indoor athletes especially need vitamin D
- Professional indoor athletes are starting to supplement with vitamin D or use vitamin D beds
- Olympic athletes have used UV/vitamin D since the 1930's
- The biggest gain from the use of vitamin D is by those who exercise less than 2 hours per day.
- Reduced muscle fatigue with 10,000 IU vitamin D daily
- Muscle strength improved when vitamin D added: 3 Meta-analysis
- Reduced Concussions
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Overview Sports and vitamin D Concussions
Military Muscle Overview Fractures and vitamin D
Vitamin D supplementation increases strength of lower muscles – Meta-analysis April 2019
Athletes helped by weekly 50,000 IU Vitamin D – RCT Aug 2019
Many Foot and ankle problems are treated by Vitamin D – review of 35 studies – Sept 2019
Vitamin D provides faster recovery after muscle overuse – April 2013
NCAA trainers are getting on board the Vitamin D train (40-50 ng)– Nov 2019
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Vitamin D Levels got to 42 ng in 8 weeks, but suspect levels were only high enough to be of some benefit for 3 weeks
Background: There has been no report of the vitamin D status of the professional athletes from Iran to date. This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of weekly vitamin D supplementation on athletic performance in Iranian athletes expedited to Asian competition in Taipei, China, 2015.
Methods: This study was a randomized controlled clinical trial. Seventy subjects were enrolled in the study. The athletes were randomly divided into two groups: vitamin D supplement (D; received 50,000 IU of vitamin D supplement weekly) and control (P, received a placebo weekly). Duration of the study was 8 weeks. Anthropometric, dietary, athletic performance, and biochemical evaluations were performed for all subjects in the beginning and in the end of the intervention period.
Results: A significant rise in circulating 25(OH)D concentration was observed in D group (17.3 ± 16.9 ng/mL, P < 0.001), whereas in P group, there was a statistically significant decrement (−3.1 ± 8.4 ng/mL, P = 0.040). There were no either within- or between-group significant differences in Ergo jump, vertical jump, and agility tests. In strength leg press tests, both groups showed a significant improvement. However, comparisons of changes revealed that the improvement in D group was significantly higher than in P group (P = 0.034). Moreover, in sprint test (one repetition-Max, 1RM), only D group had a significant within-group improvement (P = 0.030).
Conclusions: Weekly supplementation with 50,000 IU vitamin D resulted in nearly 17 ng/mL increment in circulating calcidiol. This increase was associated with significant improvement of power leg press and sprint tests in D-supplemented group.
D2 not good - clipped from PDF
"a research group found that 6 weeks vitamin D 2 (ergocalciferol) supplementation in National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing pit crew athletes not
only decreased serum concentrations of 25(OH) D3 by 21% but resulted in augmented muscular damage biomarkers, as well."