Studies about vitamin D and injury recovery:

Vitamin D Sufficiency Associates with an Increase in Anti-Inflammatory Cytokines After Intense Exercise in Humans (2014)

Conclusion: A study of young adult males found that those with higher vitamin D levels experienced less muscular inflammation post-exercise compared to those with lower vitamin D levels.

 

Higher Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations Associate with a Faster Recovery of Skeletal Muscle Strength After Muscular Injury (2013)

Conclusion: A study of 14 physically active adults found that those with higher vitamin D levels experienced less muscular weakness following intense physical exercise, both immediately and days after the exercise.

 

Vitamin D Increases Cellular Turnover and Functionally Restores the Skeletal Muscle After Crush Injury in Rats (2013)

Conclusion: In a study where male rats were given crush injuries, those given a giant dose of vitamin D recovered faster.

 

Books

Athlete’s Edge: Faster, Quicker, Stronger with Vitamin D by Dr. John Cannell

 

 
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