Getting Healthy with Nature Made #VitaminD #cbias

As a mom, I have that nagging in the back of my mind to regularly go to the doctor so that I can be healthy for my family.  Well, there’s that, and then there is the fact that she holds the power to write the prescription I need…  So, I go.

A big part of my hesitancy is not necessarily in going to the doctor, it’s in the blood draw.  Long story short, they can never find my veins, and four stabs later and looking like a pin cushion, I emerge from the room exhausted form the 30+ minute ordeal.  It usually ends up with them taking it out of my hand, and having to really work it out of there, so it’s really not fun.

I do have a point, though.  After my last visit not too long ago, my doctor called to let me know I needed to start taking vitamin D.  She didn’t explain why, so it was interesting to research the benefits of vitamin 3.  I learned quite a few things that are really helpful to know when taking a vitamin such as this.

Why Vitamin D?

 

  • Vitamin D helps the absorption of calcium.  I don’t get a lot of calcium anyway, so I really need to hang on to all I can.
  • Vitamin D promoted breast and colon health.  That’s always a plus in my book.
  • Vitamin D contributes to a healthy mood.  This is probably the main reason my doctor prescribed this.  I have terrible anxiety…
  • Vitamin D supports bone and teeth health.  I’d like to have good teeth for a very long time…

Did you know that almost half of all Americans over 50 are deficient in Vitamin D?  Given it’s importance in the body of absorbing calcium {which helps your bones}, that is an astounding number.  Check out this little video to learn a bit more about the importance of Vitamin D in calcium retention:

On to the Shopping!

 

So, now I know why I need it, I just need to actually get it.  I’ve always been a fan of Nature Made vitamins.  I’m not exactly sure why, but I think it’s a combination of price, packaging {hey, it makes a difference; subconsciously or not, it makes a difference}, and availability.

I prefer purchasing things like vitamins, toiletries, medication, etc., at Walmart for the great prices.  So, off to the store I go, hoping to get my vitamins and a few other things I need.  If you’d like to check out my shopping trip, please view it in my Google+ album.

I got home and started my Vitamin D routine!  I feel healthier already!

What about you, do you take Vitamin D?

True Confessions:  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.  All statements are my own.