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Is Improved Muscle Strength One of the Benefits of Vitamin D?

Vitamin D has given a lot to talk about. Many health benefits have been attributed to this vitamin, but a study done back in 2017 suggests it may also be linked to improved muscle strength.

You may have already heard or read about how the so-called “sun vitamin” is essential to develop and maintain healthy bones. It has positive effects on the cardiovascular system, immune system, and endocrine glands. However, there are many people still investigating the power of this vitamin. Researchers at the University of Birmingham in the UK are investigating the effect of vitamin D on muscle strength.

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The team of researchers tested vitamin D levels in 116 participants in good health, which were ages 20 to 74. They measured body fat along with lean muscle mass. They found that women with lower levels of body fat, were likely to have lower levels of inactive vitamin D. However, people with higher lean or muscle mass had higher levels of active vitamin D.

This research suggests that active vitamin D can help improve muscle strength.

Vitamin D is associated with a broad spectrum of benefits. It is stimulated by exposure to UV light. You can choose to spend hours under the sun to get your dose of vitamin D. Or you can use other tanning methods like tanning beds or sunbeds, for a more efficient way to get your fair share of vitamin D, helping your muscles grow strong.