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Athletes Should say No to Vitamin D2

Los Angeles, CA – 1/31/2014

While proper nutrition and the addition of supplements can be beneficialto those wishing to increase athletic performance, one vitamin researchers arecautioning athletes to avoid is D2.

A study done at Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Labrevealed that athletes who engaged in intense muscle training or weight liftinghad higher levels of muscle damage when taking a vitamin D2 supplement. 

The research was designed to measure the effects on NASCAR pit crewathletes who took vitamin D2 supplements over a course of six weeks.  Researchers measured muscle soreness andexercise-induced muscle damage by comparing two groups together.

Though researchers had initially expected the group taking thesupplement to experience improved performance due to a reduction ininflammation, they found that taking the supplement (which is commonly usedduring winter months to replenish vitamin D lost from less exposure to the sun)actually caused more damage to muscles than occurred in the control group.

“Just about everyone has lower vitamin D levels in the winter,” advisedthe study author.  Vitamin D has beenshown to improve muscle function in older adults, but when adding vitamin D2into the mix the vital component that assisted in this process, vitamin D3,actually increased and caused harm than good inside the body.

Researchers theorize that the vitamin causes something to occur atmuscle level that worsens muscle damage following intense exercise.  As a result, athletes looking to improvetheir performance in a chosen sport, or anyone undergoing high-intensity muscletraining should avoid this supplement when bulking up their nutritionalprofile. 

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ExpertPerformance is a vertically integrated manufacturer of Performance Apparel. Wehave been making products both domestically and overseas for more than twentyyears. Expert has been a leading innovator in the design and development ofsmart fabric technology to create and manufacture fashionable, high quality,functional garments for the active lifestyle, athletic, and sportswear markets.Our line of basic and specialty products cater to the needs of distributors,decorators, and retailers. We are proud to offer profitable opportunities toyou, our partner.

 

Formore information, visit Expert Brand’s website at http://expertbrand.com.

 

Media Contact

Adam Heimann

Director of Marketing / Media & PR

(786)266-9555

adam@expertbrand.com

 

Los Angeles, CA – 1/31/2014

While proper nutrition and the addition of supplements can be beneficialto those wishing to increase athletic performance, one vitamin researchers arecautioning athletes to avoid is D2.

A study done at Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Labrevealed that athletes who engaged in intense muscle training or weight liftinghad higher levels of muscle damage when taking a vitamin D2 supplement. 

The research was designed to measure the effects on NASCAR pit crewathletes who took vitamin D2 supplements over a course of six weeks.  Researchers measured muscle soreness andexercise-induced muscle damage by comparing two groups together.

Though researchers had initially expected the group taking thesupplement to experience improved performance due to a reduction ininflammation, they found that taking the supplement (which is commonly usedduring winter months to replenish vitamin D lost from less exposure to the sun)actually caused more damage to muscles than occurred in the control group.

“Just about everyone has lower vitamin D levels in the winter,” advisedthe study author.  Vitamin D has beenshown to improve muscle function in older adults, but when adding vitamin D2into the mix the vital component that assisted in this process, vitamin D3,actually increased and caused harm than good inside the body.

Researchers theorize that the vitamin causes something to occur atmuscle level that worsens muscle damage following intense exercise.  As a result, athletes looking to improvetheir performance in a chosen sport, or anyone undergoing high-intensity muscletraining should avoid this supplement when bulking up their nutritionalprofile. 

About Expert Brand

                                                                                         

ExpertPerformance is a vertically integrated manufacturer of Performance Apparel. Wehave been making products both domestically and overseas for more than twentyyears. Expert has been a leading innovator in the design and development ofsmart fabric technology to create and manufacture fashionable, high quality,functional garments for the active lifestyle, athletic, and sportswear markets.Our line of basic and specialty products cater to the needs of distributors,decorators, and retailers. We are proud to offer profitable opportunities toyou, our partner.

 

Formore information, visit Expert Brand’s website at http://expertbrand.com.

 

Media Contact

Adam Heimann

Director of Marketing / Media & PR

(786)266-9555

adam@expertbrand.com

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