Monday, September 14, 2009

Peak Athletic Performance and Vitamin D (updated)

Of course you say you can always find a study that proves what you want... etc etc...


But as this article by John Jacob Cannell MD points out, Vitamin D is actually a steroid hormone and there are multiple research studies showing that IFF you are Vitamin D deficient (and almost everyone is...) you can improve your performance by getting your Vitamin D levels up to "normal" (as in what you would get if you where twenty again, and working outdoors in the summer at a temperate latitude if you are light skinned or farther south for darker skin.)


And here is a Citation for Athletic Performance and Vitamin D

Update 2009-09-14: The above is only available behind a PayWall.... I did managed to find another summary and comments from another Natural Health Doctor Blogger.... (this site does require "free" registration...) He points out something I missed early, that Cannell suggests that there is a correlation between Vitamin D and Fast Twitch muscles...

My goal this winter is to, somehow, increase my anaerobic power, which as I understand things means more fast twitch...


2 comments:

Buttsy said...

Just quickly....I dont disagree with the article..BUT...the article comes frome someone associated with the Vitamin D council and so of course is going to push vitamin D and be in favour of more Vitamin D.....I am only saying this as you need to balance out what you read medically as there are arguments for and against just about every single "finding" ever made in medicine/vitamins and everything....thats all.....every medical study is flawed in some way when the findings are placed against a general population and the study is taken on a sample population....so just be wary on everything you read.
...just my opinion

Buttsy said...

oh and you did cover this point in the first sentence in your blog posting