Episode 149 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition‘s We Do Science podcast! In this episode, Laurent Bannock discusses Vitamin D and the athlete with Dr Daniel Owens PhD (Liverpool John Moores University, UK).


Discussion topics include:

  • Overview of Vitamin D and its unique characteristics
  • Why Vitamin D is one of the most on trend sports supplements used by elite and recreational athletes
  • From health to performance: The biological influences of Vitamin D (incl. immunity, bone, and muscle)
  • Deficiency, insufficiency and adequacy explored (incl. influencing factors such as diet, sun exposure during winter, skin colour, clothing and sunscreen etc)
  • Test, don’t guess: assessing Vitamin D Status
  • Vitamin D supplements (incl. dosage, what forms, when, and when not to supplement)