Runner's World (UK) - - Warm-Ups | Nutrition -

The most pop­u­lar vi­ta­min and min­eral sup­ple­ments pro­vide no con­sis­tent health ben­e­fit or harm, sug­gests a new study. It

2 found that mul­ti­vi­ta­mins, vi­ta­min D, cal­cium and vi­ta­min C showed no ad­van­tage or risk in the pre­ven­tion of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, stroke, heart at­tack or pre­ma­ture death. How­ever, run­ners may still ben­e­fit from tak­ing vi­ta­min D tablets in win­ter. ‘It’s dif­fi­cult to get enough vi­ta­min D through diet,’ says di­eti­tian Re­nee Mc­gre­gor (re­neem­c­gre­ ‘We make it in our bod­ies via sun­light but this is tricky in the UK. Vi­ta­min D plays a big part in bone health, mus­cle re­cov­ery, im­mune health, fa­tigue and mood, so run­ners can ben­e­fit from a sup­ple­ment through the win­ter months.’

Eat your­self healthy: the ta­ble above lists some real-food al­ter­na­tives to stock­ing up on the sup­ple­ments

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