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Muscles from Sunshine?

Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient for building and maintaining muscle mass in the body. It works in multiple ways to support muscle health. One of the key roles of vitamin D is to enhance the absorption of calcium in the body. Calcium is an essential mineral that helps to build and maintain strong bones, but it also plays a critical role in muscle function. When calcium levels are low, muscle contraction becomes weaker, which can lead to muscle weakness and atrophy. Vitamin D helps to regulate calcium levels, which in turn, supports optimal muscle function and growth.

Moreover, vitamin D also promotes the synthesis of protein in the body, which is the building block of muscle tissue. Protein is essential for muscle growth and repair, and vitamin D helps to ensure that the body can efficiently use protein to build and maintain muscle mass. Studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency is associated with muscle weakness, increased risk of falls, and decreased muscle mass. Therefore, it is important to ensure that you are getting enough vitamin D through sun exposure, diet, or supplements to support your muscle health and function.

Speak to the Live Well team at Pharmasave Summerland about what you need to build and maintain muscle and mobility as you age.

Dan Cassidy – Nutritional Product Advisor