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Proverb GET OUT WHAT YOU PUT IN: Vitamin D

Often called ‘the sunshine vitamin’, Vitamin D has a host of benefits making you healthier, happier and yes, better looking.  It's particularly important when it comes to sports fitness providing many skeletal and extra-skeletal health benefits+ .

Vitamin D occurs naturally; it's produced by the skin when it comes into contact with sunshine. Obviously we all know how careful we need to be exposing our skin to the skin, but use of SPF and (the normally) cloudy UK weather have lead to an estimated 75% of us being Vitamin D deficient. 

You can boost your Vitamin D supply by eating foods rich in Vitamin D (such as egg yolks, salmon and tuna) and taking a supplement such as Proverb Skin Resistance Training Supplement. 

Recent research has shown huge benefits of boosting your Vitamin D levels; 

  1. It makes you healthier

Vitamin D is key to the healthy functioning of our immune systems. It promotes bone and heart health, and boosts immunity. It’s crucial in terms of injury prevention, sports recovery and muscle development. Raised levels of vitamin D have been directly correlated to optimal muscle function. Increasing level of Vitamin D reduces inflammation, while increasing muscle protein synthesis, concentration, jump height, jump velocity, jump power, exercise capacity and overall physical performance+

  1. It makes you happier

Operating as a hormone Vitamin D is directly related to your state of mind. Recent studies have shown that there is a link between raising levels of vitamin D and the lifting of your mood. It’s not understood entirely how it works, but they’re currently exploring the link between receptors in the brain and an increase in serotonin levels which make your feel calmer and happier.

  1. It makes you better looking

Vitamin D has many benefits to the skin and hair. It helps to stimulate collagen production in your skin and increases cellular turnover, which will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines. It also helps to ensure a strong immune system and recent studies have shown that there is a strong link between Vitamin D supplements and hair growth. So keeping you looking younger with shiny, thick hair.

Vitamin D is a key ingredient in the Proverb Skin Resistance Training Supplement.  Always take supplements as part of a balanced diet.


Follow our series of Proverb MIND, PT and GET OUT WHAT YOU PUT IN for more insights and info on how to maximise your personal performance. 



+ Reference: Sport Health, by Franklin D. Shuler, MD, PhD,*† Matthew K. Wingate, MD, G. Hunter Moore, BS, and Charles Giangarra, MD