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Vitamin D

Most people in UAE are deficient in Vitamin D due to there limited exposure to the sun in the scorching heat of summers.

It’s not uncommon to see many of my clients suffering from obesity or diabetes (or pre-diabetics) also tend to have low levels of Vitamin D.

Deficiency of Vitamin D is directly linked to insulin resistance , which is the reduced ability of muscle cells to absorb glucose from the blood. As a result circulating glucose remains high and also deposited mostly as adipose (body fat) tissue.

Insulin resistance is further linked to host of problems like obesity , diabetes , PCOS, cancers, fatigue etc.

Supplementing with Vitamin D has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity through various pathways like :

-> Vit D’s help in muscle maturation due to its interaction with Vit D receptors in skeletal muscle cells

-> Vit D’s anti-inflammatory properties prevents chronic muscle cell damage

-> Vit D actually increases the expression of insulin receptors leading to better absorption of glucose by muscle cells

-> Vit D’s aid in activation of PPAR (delta) gene which is involved in burning glucose/fat for energy

Vitamin D will also indirectly increase insulin sensitivity as it allows for calcium absorption which is going to contribute to stronger musculo-skeletal system and better contraction of muscles promoting superior strength gains (we all know calcium is required for contraction of muscle cells).

Vitamin D is also one of the most potent inhibitors of cancer cells.

Supplementation of Vitamin D

Owing to its benefits , supplementing Vit D anything between 2000IU to 10000IU (depending upon blood levels) will promote better health and strength performance.

Most of my clients who are training intensely supplementing about 5000IU of Vit D everyday which has been shown to be a safe dosage in clinical studies.

Daily exposure to sunlight also promotes body’s internal manufacturing of Vitamin D.

Vitamin D3

About Author

Abhinav Malhotra

Abhinav Malhotra is an award-winning personal trainer, coach and sports nutritionist in Dubai, UAE. He also offers online services to clients around the world. A personal trainer par excellence, Abhi has worked with the world’s leading fitness chains, supplement brands and founded his own fitness academy in India. He has achieved successes for many clients from all backgrounds and has trained the Indian Army Rugby Team. He is the first International Kettlebell Sport athlete from India.

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