Top 5 Vitamins to Aid Muscle Recovery

A good, hard workout can cause lots of aches and pains as result. This is a sign that you have taken your muscles to limit and now they need to recover. The following vitamins are vital to muscle recovery. These will help the muscles recover, repair, and prepare for the next workout.

  1. Vitamin C

    • Sources: citrus fruits, green peppers, red peppers, raspberries, broccoli, sweet potatoes, blueberries, cabbage, cantaloupe, pineapples

  2. Vitamin D

    • Sources: fatty fish, liver oils, fortified milk products, fortified cereals, meats, eggs, sunlight

  3. Vitamin E

    • Sources: sunflower seeds, almonds, fortified cereals, wheat germ, olives, avocados

  4. Vitamin B Complex

    • Sources: legumes, Swiss chard, kale, dates, pomegranates, squashes, salmon, dairy, whole grains

  5. Vitamin A

    • Sources: organ meats (high in cholesterol so limit consumption), salmon, dairy, pumpkin, cantaloupe, carrots, apricots


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