I attended a seminar on nutrition for athletes last weekend, and came away with some interesting information.
Last year at this time, the Food and Drug Administration was considering raising the recommended daily allowance of vitamin D to 1000mg's. A year later...and that hasn't happened. Know why? Because the FDA is now considering raising the RDA to 2000mg's!
The list of benefits from vitamin D is long, especially for athletes. If you're interested, there is some worthwhile reading at WebMD.
I've also added fish oil supplements to my diet for the first time...again on the advice of the nutritionist. Those supplements take some real getting used to!
Something else that was mentioned last weekend that I think is important, is the fact that vitamins shouldn't be taken at breakfast if you drink coffee. I do. It's best to wait 2 - 2 1/2 hours after your last cup before you take your vitamins. The caffeine prohibits your body's ability to absorb all the good stuff. Better yet...take your vitamins at night just before you hit the sack.