Vitamin D – Muscle Strength

A recent study as published in ‘Clinical Interventions in Aging’ outlines the importance of Vitamin D status in preserving muscle function in the aging population. The study assessed the correlation between serum levels and muscle strength and performance among a cohort of older adults in community-dwelling.

Vitamin D is found in foods like eggs, liver and oily fish. It is also produced by the skin upon exposure to the sun. In Ireland and the UK the climate and the lack of daily sunshine poses a challenge. Supplementation may help to counter act deficiency and ultimately protect skeletal muscle functioning in the aging. Ideally a CAM Provider can evaluate a person’s overall health requirements and create a personalised health plan for each individual case. Macanta Vitamin D and New Vistas Vitamin D Liquescence are popular remedies recommended by CAM Providers.

Niamh Aspell, Eamon Laird, Martin Healy, Brian Lawlor, Maria O’ Sullivan, Vitamin D deficiency is associated with Impaired Muscle Strength and Physical Performance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Findings From the English Longitudinal Study of Aging.

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