Muscle strength may improve if the levels of vitamin D active, increases as it has revealed an investigation, which was based on data from previous studies that had been noted that vitamin D inactive was associated with a deficiency in muscle mass, and that it has assessed the impact of this nutrient in different muscle functions, and what are the optimal levels required to maintain healthy muscles.
The results of the study suggest that there is a link between vitamin D and body composition
The study involved 116 healthy, aged between 20 and 74 people, and one of the researchers, Dr. Zaki Hassan Smith, of the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom), explained that they developed a new technique of evaluation of multiple form of vitamin D, along with the analysis of the physical of the volunteers, such as body composition – characteristics body fat and lean body mass (an average obtained by subtracting the weight of the body of total fat body weight)-, as well as function and muscle volume.
The authors of the study, whose results have been published in Plos One, found that women with a proper body composition and less body fat were less likely to have high levels of vitamin D inactive, a concept associated with a deficit of vitamin, which suggests that there is a link between vitamin D and body composition.
It was also found that people whose levels of lean mass and muscle mass were greater had higher levels of vitamin D active blood. In the opinion of Dr. Hassan Smith, lean mass is the key that vitamin D active levels are high, so it is important to find out how to supplement the supply of vitamin D, in order to increase muscle strength.
One of the relevant data in the study is that this Association was not observed among men so are still pending to see if it could be due to biological differences.