Supplementation with vitamin D It can be effective in improving the function of skeletal muscle, because it improves the recovery of phosphocreatine and reduces muscle fatigue, according to a study of the University of Newcastle , England.
Published before the Endocrinology Society of the United Kingdom , this research points out for the first time a link between levels of vitamin D and muscle fatigue, due to its implications with a mitochondrial problem and how to reload the energy of it (ATP).
The team of researchers observed that phosphocreatine recovery improved significantly after patients took a fixed dose of vitamin D orally for 10-12 weeks (mean time of recovery of phosphocreatine medium decreased from 34.4sec to 27.8sec.).
For this, they used a non-invasive MRI to measure the dynamics of phosphocreatine, in response to exercise in the calf muscles of 12 patients with severe deficiency of vitamin D , before and after treatment for muscle fatigue.
Previous studies that claimed that the vitamin D it could reduce muscle and joint pain in patients suffering from cancer, as well as improve muscle strength in overweight people.
In that sense, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements in the United States , the vitamin D it also plays a decisive role in maintaining a healthy immune and neuromuscular function, so that a deficiency can cause symptoms of chronic fatigue and depression.
Therefore, athletes are recommended to prevent muscle fatigue that, in addition to preventing over training, have a diet rich in vitamin D , as well as obtaining it from sun exposure, but safely and with protection.
The contribution of vitamin D or calciferol It is essential for the proper functioning of the body, therefore foods rich in this vitamin should be incorporated, such as dairy products and eggs to help prevent deficiency.