IMPORTANCE OF VITAMIN D FOR INDOOR SPORTS PLAYERS

Vitamin D is not only good for Calcium regulation and bone health but also plays a central role in other vital processes, such as protein synthesis, hormone synthesis, strengthening the immune system, cell turnover and regeneration. In India, over 70% of the population are vitamin D deficient, many athletes likely fall into this category, especially players who play indoor games like Table Tennis don’t get much sunlight compared to other outdoor sports. Research suggests that Vitamin D has a significant effect on muscle weakness, pain, balance, and fractures in the ageing population. Traditionally, we get Vitamin D from sunlight, but with the advent of technology and nature of our jobs, our exposure is limited, leaving us vitamin D deficient. Also, most of the people in India are dark-skinned, so they are not able to absorb sufficient Vitamin D from sunlight.

Table Tennis as a sport requires speed, agility, quick reflexes and balanced body posture. Bone health is important for an athlete, it helps one stay injury-free and be on top of their game. An adult requires 600-800 IU of Vitamin D per day, whereas a child needs 400 IU of Vitamin D per day. Being an indoor sport, most of the players are vitamin D deficient and should take supplements and proper diet to maintain it. Otherwise, they may suffer from joint pain.

Although the sun is the richest source of Vitamin D, there are also some dietary sources. Some of the common foods like Salmon, fatty fish, egg yolks, and fortified milk contain ample amounts of Vitamin D, but the process of absorbing dietary Vitamin D is only 50% efficient. You can also take supplements present in the market, but you need to be careful about the brand you select as there are many fake products available in the market.

One of the premium Vitamin D supplements available in the market is Vitamin D3 by Steadfast Nutrition. It helps to improve calcium absorption, strengthen bones, modulate immunity, enhance muscle strength, enhance the vitality of organs, improve cognition, support heart health and improve the quality of sleep. Each capsule of SN Vitamin D3 has 2000 IU of Cholecalciferol. The ideal way to consume SN Vitamin D3 is to have it with meals to improve the digestion and absorption of the content. Our Vitamin D capsules can be taken by athletes, elderly people, deficient individuals or by anyone for maintenance. One must consult a healthcare professional for better recommendation and duration of dose.

Steadfast Nutrition has a Pharma background, therefore its products are more reliable as they have been in the industry for the last 10 years making a name for themselves in renal care. Having a Pharma background assures you that your organs are well taken care of without having to worry about the source. Our products are free from heavy metals and prohibited substances, also tested from renowned labs before they are marketed. We package our products carefully to avoid any adulteration.

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