Before you buy your next multivitamin, think about how you can improve your overall diet first.  According to the CDC, 53% of Americans are taking some type of vitamin or supplement everyday but only 32% of Americans meet the recommended dietary guidelines of 2 or more servings of fruits and 3 or more servings of vegetables a day. Supplements can’t take the place of a nutritious diet nor...
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The Scoop on Vitamin D

Vitamin D, also called the “Sunshine Vitamin”, because it can be made by the body with the help of sunlight, is a fat-soluble vitamin.  That means it’s  absorbed in fat and can be stored in the body for months. The American Academy of Dermatology has found it unsafe to be in the sun without protection for any amount of time, therefore it has recommended to get vitamin D solely...
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The Bone Builder: Calcium

Calcium Benefits Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body.  Most of the calcium is stored in bones and teeth. This mineral is tightly regulated, if not enough calcium is available through your diet or supplements, calcium is pulled from the bones or teeth, not what you want to happen. We need calcium throughout our lifetime and for different reasons.   During childhood...
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