Pure Vitamin D3 from Bodybuilding Warehouse is one of the UK's strongest Vitamin D3 supplements, with a huge 5000iu of ultra-premium quality Vitamin D3 in each tablet.
- Helps maintain strong bones, teeth and joints
- Especially useful for those who lack sun exposure (i.e. the UK!)
- Helps support the immune system
- Helps enhance muscle function
- Helps optimise natural free test levels
Vitamin D is naturally found in certain foods and also functions within the body, in response to the skin's exposure to sun (specifically ultraviolet-B rays). Those who have little exposure to direct sunlight are more susceptible to Vitamin D deficiency as the body needs sunlight in order to create it. Vitamin D is most commonly known for its ability to help maintain bones, teeth, and joints, however there are other benefits to it that more specifically relate to the athlete.
For men, Vitamin D enables optimal natural test levels - optimal natural test is needed to ensure good energy, health, libido and leanness. With low test, you may find it hard to pack on strength and muscle, as well as harder to lose bodyfat. Men need optimal test levels in order to feel, and function well. Vitamin D3 has been shown to help boost natural test in several studied, for example, one study tracked 2,069 older men over three years found that men with a higher vitamin D status had higher free testosterone. Men who were deficient in vitamin D and testosterone had a 111 percent increase in all-cause mortality over the course of the study.
Scientists think there are at least two reasons for vitamin D’s role in regulating testosterone. First, vitamin D inhibits the process of aromatization in which testosterone is changed into estrogen. Second, vitamin D enhances the sensitivity of receptors on the cells in the androgen glands that release testosterone.
Supplementing with vitamin D works for men who need to raise testosterone: A groundbreaking study showed that giving men with low testosterone a supplement of 3,332iu's (our tablets are 5,000iu's) of vitamin D daily for a year resulted in an impressive 20 percent increase in free testosterone.
Recent research has shown Vitamin D to be a powerful immune stimulant and has been suggested to be a much more powerful tool in combating illnesses and viruses than Vitamin C. As it can take a number of months for Vitamin D to accumulate within the body it is suggested that you should begin supplementing with it in autumn to help combat seasonal illnesses associated with the winter.
From an athletic perspective, Vitamin D has been shown to reduce inflammation in body tissues, often associated with overtraining and intense exercise, which may help athletes recover quicker. There is also some evidence to suggest Vitamin D levels are associated with the maintenance of power and strength by potentially increasing the size and number of fast twitch fibres. Since deficiency can be associated with stress fractures, chronic musculoskeletal pain, weakened immune function, and inflammation, it is important that athletes seriously consider Vitamin D supplementation.
So there you have the benefits - Vitamin D3 should be considered an essential athletic aid, especially if you live in colder climates where you get less sunlight throughout the day. Bodybuilding Warehouse Pure Vitamin D3 is an excellent choice of Vitamin D3 supplement to boost your daily intake - firstly because of it's strength (each tablet is a huge 5000iu's), and secondly due to it's quality. At Bodybuilding Warehouse we pride ourselves on quality. Our Pure Vitamin D3 has been produced in-house in our own state of the art factory, using ingredients from approved, audited suppliers who meet our strict quality assurance standards, and work within our principles. We control the process and this ensures you're not only getting great value, but unbeatable quality in every supplement you take.