As an athlete you take your routine seriously, planning out your pre-workout meals, customizing your supplements, and regularly switching up your exercise routine. But are you preparing for recovery before you workout?
A recent study by The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH) just might hold the key to help you bounce back faster. The study revealed that increased levels of vitamin D pre-workout decreased skeletal muscular weakness after an intense bout of exercise. In other words, taking vitamin D before you exercise can help you recover more quickly afterwards, making it the perfect supplement to pair with your workout.
This is just one more reason to add vitamin D to your daily regimen. Want a little reminder of other reasons you should take this supplement? Research has revealed that vitamin D supports healthy bones, heart and immune function, muscle strength, and even healthy glucose levels in the normal range.
Fortunately, vitamin D can be picked up from the sun during your outdoor activities, but just because it’s sunny out doesn’t mean you’re getting the proper amount of “the sunshine vitamin.” In fact, deficiency is common during the summer months as people neglect vitamin D supplementation but still don’t get enough vitamin D-producing sunlight. Don’t fall into the trap—make sure you maintain your vitamin D levels all year long to ensure you are getting the proper amount of nutrients for your body, especially when you exercise.
Now is the perfect time to spread the word about the amazing benefits of vitamin D with your exercise-savvy and health-conscious friends. Share this study and help them understand the need for making sure they get enough vitamin D to help recover faster from workouts, even during the summer months.
Active Calcium of Usana is one good source of Vitamin D. Share this study with your friends and get the word out about the incredible benefits of vitamin D.
To access this and other USANA partnership studies, click on the “Science” tab under “The USANA Difference” drop-down menu on USANA.com, then select "Research Partnerships"and scroll down to the TOSH collaboration section. Or, visit the “Clinical Research” page, accessible from the “Health Information Resources” link under the “Science” tab.
As posted at USANA webpage