VITAMIN D: WHY SKIN COLOR MATTERS

New research on basketball players has found that vitamin D insufficiency is much more likely in black athletes, especially in the winter months (https://doi.org/10.3390/sports7110239). The reason is simple: darker skin pigmentation is more effective at blocking UV rays from the sun, which means black athletes often struggle to synthesize and store as much vitamin D during the summer months (for use over the winter).
However, vitamin D is an essential performance and health nutrient in ALL athletes, and even fair-skinned athletes often become deficient over the winter.
Find out why vitamin D is so important and how to get enough of it in this Peak Performance article – https://www.peakendurancesport.com/endurance-injuries-and-health/immunity/winter-immunity-time-d-fend/