I’ve been taking a Calcium supplement for years.
But during a recent visit with my Rheumatologist she said the single most important supplement for me to be taking daily was a Calcium supplement with Vitamin D. That I have not been taking. According to my Doctor I’m probably not getting enough Vitamin D in my diet. And Vitamin D is an important nutrient because it actually helps your body absorb calcium.
The problem is Vitamin D is found in a limited variety of foods. Your body makes Vitamin D when your skin is exposed to direct sunlight. But because most of use sun block or wear UVA/UVB protective sun wear (and rightly so) our skin may not be getting the amount of exposure to the sun it needs to produce adequate amounts of Vitamin D.
I was Blessed to receive a bottle of Caltrate® 600+D & Caltrate® 600+D Plus Minerals Chewables for review.
This summer, many women including me are shielding themselves from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays by using sunscreen and wearing big wide brimmed hats, but this blocks the body from absorbing the sunlight necessary to produce vitamin D like I said earlier. Leading experts believe up to 77% of Americans have insufficient levels of vitamin D, thus increasing their risk for falls and fractures.
- The primary source for vitamin D is direct exposure to sunlight.
- As the body ages, it becomes less efficient at producing Vitamin D from the sun.
- Rather than increasing sun exposure, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends people obtain vitamin D through adequate diet or supplements.
- Caltrate now has double the amount of vitamin D, making it the most vitamin D rich supplement available
We build calcium in our bones until we reach 30 years old or so, after that bone mass tends to decline.
Women in menopause may suffer additional bone loss when estrogen levels decrease. That’s one reason doctors recommend a diet high in calcium and vitamin D. Caltrate® 600+D now has double the vitamin D3 to help maximize Calcium absorption and that means healthier bones, joints and muscles. Caltrate® 600+D is easy to take! I just take one tablet with breakfast and one with dinner and I’m receiving 1,600 IU of Vitamin D3 and 1,200 mg of Calcium.
If you have difficulty swallowing supplements I’d like to suggest fruit-flavored 600+D Plus Minerals Chewables. Two 600+D Plus Minerals Chewables daily contain 1,600 IU of Vitamin D3, 1,200 mg of Calcium and five essential minerals which help to keep bones healthy and strong.
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