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.”