Overview Sports and vitamin D

Athletes are helped by vitamin D by:

  1. Faster reaction time
  2. Far fewer colds/flus 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 take vitamin D and/or use UV 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.
  11. Reduced muscle fatigue with 10,000 IU vitamin D daily
  12. Muscle strength improved when vitamin D added: 3 Meta-analysis
  13. Reduced Concussions
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Should an athlete supplement with Vitamin D - 2018

Vitamin D and the Athlete: Current Perspectives and NewChallenges
 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki

High Intensity Athletes - Professional and Olympic

Stress fracture/broken bones with Vitamin D

Indoor vs outdoor sports and vitamin D


Other Sports and VitaminDWiki

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Wikipedia item mentions how the study of UV on sports resulted in creating Tanning Parlors

While studying the beneficial effects of ultraviolet light on athletes, German scientist Friedrich Wolff noticed an interesting side effect - tanned skin.
Realizing the appeal of a beautiful tan, Wolff founded the indoor tanning industry.
His research led to development of indoor tanning equipment and lamp technology.

Happened to notice many professional black athletes had shaven heads or very short hair

Most likely that they have short hair due to being easier to move around quickly on the basketball court

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However, if that were the only reason, the white players would also have very short hair, and they do not seem to.

Just wondering: Does a short hair style give the dark skinned person an extra edge by having more vitamin D

faster, fewer colds, fewer bone micro-stress injuries, ....

Tendonitis and vitamin D on the web

  • TeondonitisExpert clips
    • The research overwhelmingly shows that Vitamin D deficiency is the cause of an incredible amount of pain, disease, and physical dysfunction that we just consider to be normal these days.
    • One of the many possible symptoms of Vit D deficiency is random pain in the body. This can look exactly like Tendonitis...unless you know what you're looking for.
  • MedHelp
    • Within the first 2 weeks the pain and tendonitis was gone from my shoulders

Book on Sports and Vitamin D Aug 2011

Athlete's Edge: Faster, Quicker, Stronger With Vitamin D by John Cannell, $23 including US shipping

Review of book by Bill Sardi 

One of the referenced publications by the author Athletic performance and vitamin D May 2009

Increasing vitamin D decreases stress fractures Glossmann 2011

2X less likely to have stress fracture if have 38 nanograms of vitamin D

from slide presentation: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=2269

Increasing vitamin D helps those who are not fit Glossmann 2011

from slide presentation: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=2269

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