Fathers-Day-2014-Blog

MULTI-VITAMIN

If men were only able to take one vitamin a day, the most effective supplement would be a multivitamin, due to its broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals. “Men should take a multivitamin daily to fill in any nutrition gaps in their diets and to promote overall wellness” stated Duffy MacKay, Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs. The benefits of a daily multivitamin supplement are numerous, in fact, the Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, just released a study proving that taking a daily multi long term may lower/reduce the risk of cataracts for men. (1).

How to take it: Multi-vitamins come in all shapes, sizes and with varying nutrient levels. Look for a multi-vitamin that is easy and enjoyable to take each day and includes major vitamins like Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, zinc and lycopene. We recommend Slice of Life Multi-Vitamin with Lycopene adult gummy vitamin as an effective and equally delicious multi option for adult males.

 

VITAMIN D

Most men struggle to get enough Vitamin D on a daily and long-term basis. In part because now-a-days most men spend the majority of their time indoors (working, etc.) and when they are able to get outdoors they are wearing sunscreen for protection. This means with an increased schedule of indoor activities they are not longer obtaining healthy amounts of Vitamin D. According to Andrew Weil, founder of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, 1,000 to 2,000 IUs of Vitamin D are critical in the prevention of disease.

How to take it: There are two forms of Vitamin D: D2, which is plant based and D3 which our body makes from our food and sun exposure. With limited sun exposure and few Vitamin D rich foods, an easy way to increase Vitamin D intake is by taking a supplement. Look for D3 supplements which are 87% more potent than D2 according to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. For a fun tropical flavor with no added sugar, we encourage you to try Slice of Life Sugar Free Vitamin D3 adult gummy vitamin to add a little sunshine to your day!

 

OMEGA 3

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for men’s health. These healthy oils aid in heart and joint health, increase brain function, especially for men with a sedentary lifestyle (2) and reduce stress levels for men who are chronically stressed (3).

How to take it: Omega 3 is found in fish such as salmon, halibut and tuna, as well as chia seed and flaxseed. If your diet is not high in fish or other sources of omega, we recommend an Omega 3 supplement taken after dinner for optimum supplement absorption. For all the Omega 3 benefits with no fishy flavor, we suggestion Slice of Life Omega 3 with Chia Seed adult gummy vitamin after dinner for a healthy, brain-boosting dessert!

Sarah Hendrix received a B.A. in Digital Communications from UCLA, and a wealth of knowledge in natural wellness from her upbringing in holistic health. She believes that the combination of the two can be a powerful tool to help people find a healthier lifestyle, especially with fun to take gummy vitamin supplements that contain nothing artificial. After work, she’s rock climbing, cooking healthy meals with her hubby or learning to play the guitar.

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