Season 3 Episode 1, Dr. Bubbs kicks off the year talking vitamin D, performance and which supplements can impact exercise-induced muscle damage with expert Dr. Daniel Owens PhD. In this episode, Daniel reviews the history of vitamin D research, how vitamin D may impact athletic performance, variations in vitamin D status amongst athletes and different ethnicities, as well as suggestions for testing and supplementation. Dan also discusses his work on exercise-induced muscular damage, reviewing the physiology of recovery and how certain functional foods can impact various stages of the recovery process.
Summary Of Episode
1:30 – Brief history of vitamin D
8:45 – How may vitamin D impact athletic performance
15:45 – Vitamin D variation between athletes
19:50 – Ethnicity and vitamin D status
24:15 – Mega-dosing with vitamin D supplements
30:30 – Exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) and biomarkers
32:00 – Cherry juice, polyphenols and EIMD
35:45 – Omega-3 fats and EMID
44:00 – Evolution of research on vitamin D and athletic performance
About Dr. Daniel Owens PhD
Dr. Dan Pardi PhD is a lecturer in cellular and molecular sport and exercise science at Liverpool John Moores University, a sport nutrition consultant to the Warrington Wolves professional rugby league club, and former performance nutritionist for England Rugby Football Union (the RFA). Follow Dan on Twitter @Dan_Owie.