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5 Important Minerals and Vitamins all CrossFit Athletes Need to be Eating

These 5 vitamins and minerals all have huge impacts on performance, recovery and long term health. Make sure you aren’t missing anything in your nutrition!

4. VITAMIN D

WHY IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR BODY

It supports the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and improves the capacity raising the generation of testosterone. Vitamin D helps muscle development and is essential for the immune functioning, bone development and reduces inflammation.

According to Harvard University 1 billion people have a vitamin D deficiency, resulting from the fact that most people don’t spend enough time outside in the sun, which is the biggest supplier of vitamin D.

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Train outside when you can and increase your Vitamin D levels

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT

  • The Sun! Make sure to spend plenty of time outside
  • Fatty fish
  • Dairy products
  • Pork
  • Eggs

The demand per day is 15 micrograms (equal to 3 ounces of salmon). If you have a lack of vitamin D your body reacts with muscle weakness and excessive sweating.

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