Many people do not get enough Vitamin D in their daily diet. A research study of 100 athletes found that most of them did not get enough Vitamin D from sunlight and the food they ate. The lack of vitamin D affects how well their muscles work and actually can negatively affect how high they can jump and how fast they can run.
- Deficient in vitamin D? It could be keeping you from maxing out your athletic prowess.
- A recent study found low levels of the vitamin messes with the way your muscles function.
- The researchers determined that simply stepping out in the sun won’t do enough to help you meet your vitamin D levels
“Low levels of vitamin D correlated to a 15 percent decrease in athletic performance for the vertical jump test, 18 percent for the shuttle run test, 77 percent for the one-rep squat, and a whopping 80 percent for the hop test.”