Sunday, November 20, 2011

Are you deficient in this vitamin? #VitaminD #CBias

You could say I'm a bit of a vitamin fanatic. We have an entire basket FULL of various vitamins and supplements. And we're always researching better ways to get the good stuff in our bodies!

I guess I just don't believe that eating fruits and veggies is going to do it anymore! One vitamin we'll never get enough of from our diet, is Vitamin D (I learned that from this video!).

Vitamin D is essential to immune health, yet most Americans are Vitamin D deficient. (As much as we hang out in the sun like we do, we aren't generating enough Vitamin D to support our overall health).

The RDA for Vitamin D is a whopping 4,000-5,000! And if you're sick, I've heard people recommend increasing that amount (Please don't take medical advice from me, I'm just a blogger reporting what I've heard - ALWAYS check with your doctor before doing anything!).

As part of the #VitaminD campaign by #CBias (Collective Bias), I went shopping at Walmart to stock up on Nature Made Vitamin D - winter is coming, so we need to keep the immune system strong!

I liked how Nature Made offers a huge range of Vitamin D products. Tablets or Softgels (I like softgels), and everything from 400 IU to 2,000 IU sizes. Multipacks help you save money and also come in a variety of size choices!


The Nature Made Vitamin D looked nearly the same as my other brand I aready had at home, and of course it goes down just as easy! I do wish they carried a 4,000 IU softgel so I wouldn't have to take so many vitamins (I take a lot!), but really I guess it's easy to just double up.

It's good to take Magnesium and Calcium Citrate (Not Calcium Carbonate!) with Vitamin D, because:
  • Magnesium converts Vitamin D into its active form in the blood - so you don't want a Magnesium deficiency when taking Vitamin D.
  • Vitamin D is what helps your body adequately absorb Calcium.
Check it out - Nature Made is offering a $1 coupon off Vitamin D right now in their Coupon Center!

Do you take Vitamin D or other supplements to support your health?

DISCLOSURE: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions expressed are honest and 100% my own!


LeeAnn said...

I just started taking the Vitamin D, along with a multivitamin. I will probably try to add some extra calcium in too, but I have to be careful with calcium and magnesium because of heart issues...the last time I tried taking calcium supplements it gave me crazy heart palpitations!

I'm with you though, I don't trust that we get enough of what we need from fruits and veggies, especially since I don't eat enough of those. ;-)

April Decheine said...

I to am learning about all of the benefits of Vitamin D!