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What is Vitamin B12’s Relationship with Shoulder Injuries?

  In this prospective study, researchers followed 87 people to determine if their vitamin B12 levels correlated to a higher risk of a rotator cuff tear.  The rotator cuff are muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder and maintain joint integrity, and this is one of the first studies to look at this specific injury and its relation to B12. To begin the study, levels of vitamin B12 were measured as well as other nutrients including vitamin D, zinc, calcium, magnesium, and... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Monday, June 7, 2021

Does Vitamin D Status Affect an Athlete’s Ability to Recover from Knee Surgery?

  A prospective study on 153 athletes that underwent ACL surgery looked at this very question.  Interestingly, the authors concluded that vitamin D status has no effect on outcomes, yet those with the lowest vitamin D status had three times the failure rate than those with higher vitamin D, meaning the authors’ conclusion is not the only conclusion at which one may arrive.  Here are the details... The average age of the 153 patients was around 24 years old – young... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Thursday, May 27, 2021