Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin that’s considered by sports scientists to be essential for boosting the immune system, enhancing recovery and ultimately helping the entire body cope with the physical stress it’s put under during periods of intense training. However, more traditionally Vitamin D3 was recommended by experts for its general health benefits and its ability to improve the maintenance of bones, teeth, and joints.
Vitamin D3 Benefits
Now specifically for athletes and those who train, when working at 90% of your maximum heart rate or near exhaustion your immune system can become suppressed. This is because your oxygen usage skyrockets which in turn causes an increase in lactic acid accumulation in the muscles, which in turn causes your body to pull alkaline reserves from bones and other mineral dense sources. It’s what’s known as an ‘immune crash’ and it’s during this time that your body is susceptible to viruses, bacteria and overtraining. Vitamin D3 has been shown to help combat this since it plays a crucial role in activating the body’s 'T' Cells (the cells in the body that seek and destroy anything ‘foreign’ that enters the body such as bad bacteria or a virus). Vitamin D3 is therefore a great supplement for those who want to prevent overtraining.
Vitamin D3 Health Benefits
Vitamin D3 has also been shown to play a role in reducing inflammation in body tissues, again a common problem of overtraining and intense exercise. This is especially important for athletes who undergo heavy, compound movements on a regular basis or anyone who continually loads their body above its habitual level during training or competition.
Furthermore, more recently there’s been promising evidence that suggests Vitamin D3 levels are associated with the maintenance of power and strength by potentially increasing the size and number of fast twitch fibres. This means that Vitamin D3 supplementation could not only improve immune function and prevent overtraining, but actually have performance enhancing properties too.
Whilst Vitamin D3 is often used as a permanent supplement in most athlete’s nutrition plan, it’s particularly important during winter training since it’s during this period when the body can become deficient in it due to lack of sunlight. This is why it’s recommended to take Vitamin D3 in the months leading up to the winter so it can accumulate in the body and therefore boost immune health.
Whilst studies vary on the adequate amount of Vitamin D levels in the body, the most often cited amount is 2000iu per day.
Vitamin D3 Quality Assurance
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Q. When should I take Vitamin D3?
A. Any time of the day since there isn’t a specific nutrient window when Vitamin D3 is best taken.
Q. What are the main reasons for using Vitamin D3?
A. The main reason people take Vitamin D3 is to support the immune system during periods of intense training. But it’s also been associated with helping prevent stress fractures, chronic musculoskeletal pain and inflammation.
Q. Are all Vitamin D3 blends the same no matter what brand you use?
A. As with so many things in life, if you don't ask the right questions, you won't get the right answers! The quality of Vitamin D3 can vary significantly and therefore the potency will do too. In addition, just because a product may be called pure it doesn't mean that it necessarily is. We recommend you read the ingredients and nutritionals on the label to better understand exactly what you are buying. We can assure you that our products are 100% pure. At TPW™, we are committed to transparency and openness in all our products and that is why on our Vitamin D3 product we provide a full Product Profile of the product.
Q. Can I use Vitamin D3 with other supplements?
A. Yes, in fact Vitamin D3 will work well with any other product to help support intense training. But more specifically for improving the efficiency of the immune system, Vitamin D3 works very well with Vitamin C, Glutamine and BCAA Complex work very well together to prevent overtraining and combat the ‘immune crash’ associated with intense training.
Q. What if any side effects will I get from taking Vitamin D3?
A. There are no known side effects with using Vitamin D3.
Q. Can I use Vitamin D3 when trying to lose fat?
A. Yes, absolutely and it will help ensure your immune system stays healthy whilst you diet or train at a high intensity to induce fat loss.
Q. Can I use Vitamin D3 when trying to increase muscle?
A. Yes, not only does heavy training suppress the immune system but it can also cause inflammation, 2 things that Vitamin D3 can combat.
Q. Who should take / benefit from using Vitamin D3?
A. Anyone who trains or who wants to improve their immune system.
One tablet daily
Take one tablet daily with food.
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