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Top UK soccer coach installed vitamin D booths in his club – Dec 2012

Clipped from various places on the web Dec 20, 2012

  • Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United soccer club, has revealed that United had a Vitamin D machine installed for compensate for Manchester's lack of natural sunlight.
  • Used 3X per week by each of the soccer players
  • Now Manchester United can combat lack of sun
  • Manchester has a reputation as being one of the wettest places in the UK, so it's little wonder Sir Alex Ferguson had a tanning booth installed so the players could top up their Vitamin D levels.
  • The city has an average annual rainfall of 806.6 millimetres (31.76 inches) and 140 days of rain each year, though both are actually below the national average.

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Manchester does not get much sunshine

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Vitamin D lamps were used by the UK submariners during WWII

UVB submariners WWII.jpg


See also VitaminDWiki

  1. Faster reaction time
  2. Far fewer colds/flues during the winter
  3. Less sore/tired after a workout
  4. Fewer micro-cracks and broken bones
  5. Bones which do break heal much more quickly
  6. Increased VO2 and exercise endurance Feb 2011
  7. Indoor athletes especially need vitamin D
  8. Professional indoor athletes are starting to supplement with vitamin D or use vitamin D beds
  9. Olympic athletes have used UV/vitamin D since the 1930's
  10. The biggest gain from the use of vitamin D is by those who exercise less than 2 hours per day.

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