Monthly Archives: May 2013

Calcium: Are You Getting Enough?

Don’t make this post cheesy! I can’t help it! Okay seriously… Calcium-Milk Cheese_jpg

The Osteoporosis Society of Canada recommends the following intake of calcium and Vitamin D every day to maintain strong bones:

Age Minimum Calcium Requirement Vitamin D Requirement
4-8 800 mg 200 IUs
9-18 1300 mg 200 IUs
19-50 1000 mg 400 IUs
50+ 1500 mg 800 IUs
Pregnant or
lactating women 18+
1000 mg 400 IUs

Be sure to get the recommended amount of calcium every day. Calcium supplements come in a variety of forms, dosages and combinations with Magnesium, Vitamin D and zinc. These are all awesome nutrients that can improve the absorption and efficacy of Calcium.

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A Lifetime of Medical Checkups

Prevention is the best medicine!

Regular medical exams and tests can save your life. This handy infographic has a list of the risks and tests you should be be aware of from your 20s to your 70s and beyond! Check out “A Lifetime of Medical Checkups”!

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B12: The Intestinal Tract Connection

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for energy production. It plays a key role in the nervous system and it helps with memory and learning. It can also help with depression. Celiac-Disease-180x300

Low levels of B12 may show little to no symptoms which could easily be missed. As it worsens, a B12 deficiency may causes symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nervousness, numbness or tingling in the fingers and toes.

Those most at risk of developing a B12 deficiency are people with intestinal tract diseases like celiac disease or Crohn’s.  Also, people that may have had changes to their digestive tracts. This could result in an inability to absorb vitamins. Supplements are a good option to ensure you’re getting enough everyday!

Vitamin B12 – It’s Vitamin Dummy approved!

Vitamin B12Did you know that Vitamin B12 is poorly absorbed by people who suffer digestive disorders, such as Crohn’s or celiac disease, and people who have had gastrointestinal surgery? It’s true!

Vegetarians and vegans can also receive too little vitamin B12 since the main dietary sources of B12 are meat and cheese.

It is important for healthy functioning of the brain and nerves, and helps the body metabolize fats, proteins, and carbohydrates! Yay!

The folks over at Webber Naturals have released a brand new vitamin b12! Plus, the Vitamin B12, Natural Cherry Flavour, is easily absorbed under the tongue. Check it out!

It’s Vitamin Dummy approved!