Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What I'm lacking...

It's apparently the same thing that most people my age...or any age really are also lacking.

As an employee of a very gigantic Healthcare System in the Southeast, I have the opportunity to talk to a health coach on a regular basis. Well, let me say....if I want to get a nice discount on my health insurance, I have to make and keep a certain number of sessions with my health coach. At least they can be done over the phone. Sometimes I have no idea what to talk during my last session, the subject of Vitamin D came up. We talked for a bit about the importance of Vitamin D and how it helps with Calcium absorption. I was sent several articles about Vitamin D and looked into it a little bit on my own. I came to the conclusion that sure enough...I probably am in need of I bought some. I set it on my kitchen shelf...took a photo of that I could have a visual for my blog post, of course....but, I have not taken any of it.
I am weird when it comes to medicines, vitamins, etc... Truly the only medicines I ever take are Motrin, Sudafed and Tums. Honestly. That is all.
So I guess I should just do it, right? No big deal? Except I have memories of those giant pre-natal vitamins making me sick...and these are just as big.
What am I to do...except ask you...
Anyone taking Vitamin D? Can you tell any difference?
I mean it's not getting any sunnier this time of year...and I am not a fan of Milk!


  1. Living in the far north, it is already getting dark early. I likely need some too. I just always forget and end up throwing out the past due date bottles a year down the road.

  2. Did you know that TUMS have Calcium in them? If you are out in the sun a lot (Vitamin D) and if you have some sort of daily calcium intake (yogurt, milk, cheese, some green leafy vegetables, strawberries, etc...) you do not need a vitamin. Sorry to be the voice of opposition here, but I would advise anyone seekng/needing an extra intake of vitamins or minerals to try to get it naturally before taking a pill supplement. I'm not against pills per se, I just think there's a better way to boost what you're lacking. Just a little friendly advice.

  3. I am like you. I take no medicines unless I have to. Motrin and maybe Mucinex or one of the others when I have a cold. An antibiotic if it's prescribed. I take no daily vitamins either. But...I would take a vitamin if a dr told me it would be good for me. I'm not afraid of vitamins. Medicines, yes. Vitamins, no.

  4. I think there are a lot of fortified foods now (yogurt and cereals) but I have started taking a calcium and vitamin d supplement that is a gummy version. I think it is Caltrate. I have found the generic Target version to be comparable. That works for me. I don't like taking pills either but I am scared to death of bone and other problems as I age. I am hoping this works for me. ABC news just talked about this too, you might be able to find something on their website.

  5. I take alleve on occasion to help me sleep when I ache and also tums quite a bit, but other than that, I am like you. I don't like meds. We are BIG believers in vitamins in our house though. I take a multi, a fish oil, and a vitamin B. I guess I get enough D because I drink a ton of milk. I get VERY sick if I take any vitamin on an empty stomach, so that is really easy to fix. I always feel so much better when I start the day with my vitamins.

    Just my 2 cents! :)