The importance of vitamin D for performance

Thursday 10th May - 12:20-12:50

In the UK and northern Europe, a high percentage of the population are deficient in vitamin D, particularly during winter months when levels plummet among those not taking supplements.

And this is a significant issue, because a growing body of research evidences the importance of vitamin D in sporting performance, as well as the associated benefits for improved immunity and resistance to infection; musculoskeletal performance; and bone health.

This session will explore the latest performance-related evidence and provide advice on optimising vitamin D levels.

Dr Daniel Owens, Lecturer - Cellular and Molecular Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University