Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shopping for Nature Made #VitaminD #CBias

So I had the awesome opportunity to learn a bit more about #VitaminD and purchase some for myself.

I took along my 10 year old and that was a huge mistake. He asks for more than the 2 and 3 year old!

Clearly marked out in Walmart where the Vitamins are.

I also found a few other things that I was looking for such as these cool eyes for my Turkey Cake Pops

You can read more about my shop for #VitaminD here

I really learned a lot about #VitaminD during this shop. It can affect your moods as well and I'm beginning to wonder if I may have a  #VitaminD deficiency. Think a trip to the Dr. shall be in my near future!

Please read more on  #VitaminD:

Vitamin D is a nutrient that supports the absorption of calcium, it also supports breast, colon and prostate health, and contributes to the maintenance of a healthy mood. On top of that, a multitude of studies support its role in immune health. The family of fat-soluble D vitamins has two primary forms: vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. Both boast properties beneficial to our bone, tooth, muscular and immune health; and being deficient in both can cause symptoms like low mood and energy, and affect heart health. However, there is also an important difference between the two forms of vitamin D: while D3 can be manufactured naturally by humans when skin is exposed to sunlight, D2 is found only in plants and is not as effective in maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D in your body. Therefore, be sure to choose D3 (also known as “cholecalciferol”) when choosing a Vitamin D supplement.

Maintaining healthy levels of Vitamin D in your body has been shown to be an important part of your overall health.

 Vitamin D supports teeth, bone and immune health

 Ensuring healthy levels of Vitamin D in your body may promote heart health

 Vitamin D supplements come in two forms: Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3, Vitamin D3 is the most effective for maintaining adequate levels of Vitamin D in the body

For healthy adults, a common recommendation is 1000 IU per day of vitamin D3. Many children could also use more than they are currently getting, with the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending 400 IU per day for children. Your health professional can help you decide if a higher dosage is needed.

Vitamin D3 2000 IU is perfect for the adult who feels they would benefit from a supplement at a higher dosage (due to low sun exposure in the winter season, heavy sunscreen usage, etc.) or has been recommended a higher dosage by their physician.

Vitamin D Deficiency:

A deficiency of Vitamin D is something that plagues up to 40% of Americans over 50. While Vitamin D is plentiful in many dairy products, and our own bodies manufacture it while exposed to sunlight, decreased consumption of milk and lack of exposure to sunlight as we age has led to an increased deficiency in adults.

Vitamin D is Calcium’s little buddy. It helps your body absorb calcium in the blood stream, which is vital to maintaining bone strength and tooth health. Calcium without Vitamin D is insoluble, and cannot be absorbed by the body. Vitamin D develops strong bones and teeth, and if we suffer from a deficiency of it we are more prone to fractures and cavities.

Geography and weight also play a role in your body’s level of Vitamin D. Even if with normal sun exposure you do make enough Vitamin D, in the fall and winter months you might not be making enough because of lack of sunlight. There’s an enzyme under the skin that is converted by sunlight to manufacture Vitamin D--much like a plant that already contains chlorophyll, but needs sunlight to help convert it into food.

People who are medically obese are also at a risk for Vitamin D deficiencies. Because of the extra fat beneath the skin, the enzymes that sunlight converts are not as easily reached. For this reason, people who are 20% heavier than their normal weight range should supplement their diet with Vitamin D to make sure their body is receiving enough of this essential nutrient.
“This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.

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