Vitamin D deficiency can impair muscle function
Scientists at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have conducted a new study that found that vitamin D deficiency can impair muscle function. This is due to the dramatic decrease in energy production in the muscles. The results were published in the Journal of Endocrinology .
The experiment was carried out on mice. Using a diet that caused a deficiency of the “sunshine vitamin”, scientists determined the effect on the function of the mitochondria of the skeletal muscles of rodents.
After three months of research, it turned out that this function was impaired by 37%, which may affect muscle performance and recovery.
Experts have suggested that preventing vitamin D deficiency will help maintain muscle performance in old age, reduce muscle loss and reduce the risk of a number of diseases, including sarcopenia.
Lack of nutrients can accelerate the aging process of the body. One of these substances is vitamin K. With its deficiency, the state of the immune system worsens, problems with the kidneys, skeletal system and connective tissue are possible.