Product Spotlight: Vitamin D

I don’t know what the weather is like where you are today, but it is BEAUTIFUL here in Chicago. Warm, sunny, with a light breeze that makes you instantly want to curl up in a hammock and take a nap. I’m currently sitting out on my deck right now soaking up the sunshine as I type this. 

 

My view. IT’S SO GREEN
 
I love this kind of weather. As someone who struggles with depression, there is nothing better than warm, sunny days. Because I live in Chicago, the majority or fall, winter, and spring are cloudy and cool. While I do my best to keep the depression at bay, when the weather is icky, I start to feel icky. 

So what can I do to help keep myself from going down the dark path? My meds help, along with trying to get fresh air and a good diet. Also: Vitamin D.

  
Vitamin D is absorbed through sunlight, as well as fish and seafood. I already mentioned I live in a place that is cloudy the majority of the year, and I am vegetarian, so no fish for me. This makes me incredibly prone to being vitamin D deficient. 

Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include osteoporosis, depression, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, and higher risk of catching the flu and lower immune system. 

Many people are vitamin D deficient, and unless you live on the equator, have very light skin, and your diet is almost entirely seafood, you probably have at least some level of deficiency. Side effects include sleepiness, crankiness, decreased endurance, high blood pressure, and low pain sensitivity.

That is why USANA’s Vitamin D is one of the best supplements you can take. One pill daily can reduce your risk of cancer, depression, heart and kidney disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, obesity, and hair loss. It is also a great guard against catching the flu (and bonus: no shots required!) When I first started USANA, vitamin D was the first supplement I began to take, and within a couple days I could tell a difference in my overall mood and health. Even my therapists and doctors noticed a difference. 

I am by no means saying vitamin D is the cure all for every disease; proper nutrition and exercise are imperative to health. And if your doctor has prescribed medication for any sort of ailment, you should take it. But what I am saying is vitamin D can help fill in the gaps where diet, exercise, and medication fall through. 

If you are interested in purchasing vitamin D, or have questions on USANA’s other products, email me at blweathers.usana@gmail.com, or leave a comment below. 

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Product Spotlight: Mega Antioxidant

 

 

mega antioxidant

 

USANA’s Mega Antioxidant is part of its Essentials line. Mainly because of how super awesome it is. This is the multi-vitamin that all other multi-vitamins wish they were. It includes all eight B Vitamins, Vitamins A, C, D, E, and K,  as well as Folic Acid and Biotin. This powerful combination creates an amazing anti-oxident blend, which helps fight free radicals and prevents cells from accelerating the aging process.

What are free radicals and antioxidants, you ask? Here’s a handy infographic to explain:

Pretty colors and pictures are always more exciting than just words.
Pretty colors and pictures are always more exciting than just words.

What sets apart USANA’s Mega Antioxidant from other multi-vitamins on the market is its quality ingredients, and the care and precision that is put into the manufacturing. The doses of vitamins in the Mega Antioxidant exceed those of many that you would find at your local supermarket. And everything that is put into the vitamin has a purpose; no artificial dyes, flavors, or additives. It’s so pure, natural, and effective that if you do a side by side product comparison, you will see the difference.

Don’t believe me? Here’s an experiment done using Centrum’s Multivitamin and USANA’s Mega Antioxidant. The recommended doses of both were mixed with water, and a sliced apple was placed in each mixture. After 48 hours, the apples were inspected to see which protected the apple’s cells best. Here are the results:

Eww. Just... Eww.
Eww. Just… Eww.

If the Mega antioxidant protects the apple that well, how do you think it would do with your body? And I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t touch the Centrum apple with a ten foot pole. Imagine what that does to your body day in and day out.

USANA’s Mega Antioxidant is available in a 28 day supply, or can be part of the MyHealthPak. A Kosher version is available as well.

If you are interested in the Mega Antioxidant, or have questions regarding USANA’s other products, please email me at blweathers.usana@gmail.com or leave a comment below.