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Sunny Side of Vitamin D

Understand why athletes depend on Vitamin D for performance and where to find it.


An Evidence-Based resource from the Sports Dietetics - USA subunit of SCAN.

Vitamin D can impact bone health, immune function, and injury recovery. This fact sheet reviews goals and tips to optimize vitamin D levels.

Length: 1 page, single-sided

Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public

Key Words: Athletes, Swim, Bone Health, Vitamin D, Immune Function, Muscle Function, Supplements


Written by SCAN registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to provide nutrition guidance. The key to optimal meal planning is individualization. Contact a SCAN RDN or a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) for personalized nutrition plans. Access “Find a SCAN RDN” a or by phone at 800.249.2875.

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