A Big Reason To Get Your D

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If you’re not getting enough vitamin D, you may not be able to get super strong, according to findings published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. In a study of 90 young women between the ages of 16 and 22, 60 percent were found to have insufficient levels of D in the blood, and the amount of fat in their muscle — a negative factor in overall strength and general health — were higher in these women compared to their counterparts who had sufficient levels of the vitamin.

While more research is needed to definitely say that vitamin D supplementation could lead to stronger muscles, you should be taking at least 1,000 IU of the sunshine pill anyway — it can help you maintain health, which is a very important component of being able to get your workouts in.