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The Muscle Vitamin

Monday, May 07, 2018

by: Isabelle Z. 


 You are probably familiar with the bone-strengthening of vitamin D, but a new study reveals that the vitamin can also help to repair muscle fibers significantly when it is consumed along with extra virgin olive oil. 







Researchers from the University of Catania in Italy fed some rats a regular diet, while others were given a diet based on high-fat, extra virgin olive oil or high-fat butter. Some were also given 4,000 IU/kg of Vitamin D supplements. A total of 28 rats were studied over the course of ten weeks.




After the trial period ended, the researchers examined the rats’ skeletal muscle fiber thickness, along with biomarkers of muscle synthesis and inflammation.



All of the rats who took Vitamin D had significantly thicker muscle fiber than those who did not take the supplements. Even more surprisingly, however, was the fact that those who ate the olive oil as well noted even greater muscle fiber thickness.



The benefits can’t be attributed to the fats in the olive oil; the scientists found that rats who consumed the diet high in butter fat actually experienced deterioration in their muscle fibers, along with much higher levels of inflammatory interleukin-1 beta molecules and lower levels of insulin growth factor, which is linked to a reduced synthesis of muscle protein.


It’s worth noting, however, that vitamin D prevented this type of muscle damage in the rats who ate a high-fat butter diet and also supplemented with Vitamin D.



These findings are significant as the loss of skeletal muscle mass that comes with aging is very common among the growing elderly population. 




The condition, which is known as sarcopenia, has been linked to obesity, and it was ready known that a deficiency in vitamin D could lead not only to sarcopenia but also falls and frailty in older people.












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https://naturalnews.com/2018-03-12-vitamin-d-may-accelerate-muscle-repair-when-combined-with-olive-oil.html

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