Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by hootpie, Mar 6, 2010.
OK, but is this a cause of correlation or causation? Because people with low Vitamin D levels are like that probably because they don't go outside much, and thus, don't get much exercise. So of course they're going to have more fat and less muscle. In other words, no shit. Stay indoors all day and do nothing = get fat and unhealthy
Even if you go outside it you may not get enough sun to make vitamin D. Here in the Pacific Northwest, D-deficiency is pretty common even for people who are active. Sun screen has also increased D-Deficiency as well.
<~~~ 10k iu a day for the past year or so challah!
IMO everybody who strength trains should supplement w/ vit-D. 1000 iu/day
1000iu is pretty low, everything ive read is that 8k-10k a day is the sweet spot
www.purebulk.com they sell 5k vit d caps real cheap
I'm not sure, but I stay indoors almost all day, but I'm far from a "do nothing" type of person so your logic is faulty.
No, I'm just saying that low vitamin D doesn't just happen at random. A lack of outdoor activity CAN cause it. And if you don't get outdoors much, you're less likely to be active and, thus, disposed to high fat/low muscle. Obviously, this doesn't apply to everyone, just like vitamin D defficiency doesn't correlate with higher fat/low muscle every time.
Just trying to think critically about this
Any studies on getting too much vitamin D?
I work outside all day.
Btw, I don't disagree that vitamin D is important to muscle development. I'm just saying it may not be the sole issue in many cases.
He'l I don't know... I'm all mellowed out on muscle relaxers tonight
currently taking 5000. time to up the dose!
Keep in mind that your body doesn't absorb all of your vitamins in one sitting. You're better off taking 1000 IUs 5 times a day with some source of fat, being that vitamin D is fat-soluble.
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Incorrect. Your body stores and uses vitamin D so you can take it all in one sitting. Prescription strength vitamin D is a 50,000 IU capsule taken once a week, not lower strength daily.