Ever wondered why milk jugs say “fortified with Vitamin D” at the grocery store? It’s because our bodies need Vitamin D to capture the calcium in our bodies, specifically Vitamin D3 or Cholecalciferol.
Calcium and Vitamin D3
Think of calcium blocks in our bones like a tube floating down a river. If you’re in a tube and you don’t land on a beach, eventually you will be flushed out. In order for the calcium in our bodies to not be flushed out, it needs a landing station. Think of Vitamin D3 as that landing station. Calcium has to lock into Vitamin D3 in order to create bone cells.
Regardless of the amount of calcium we take in, if we are not supplementing that intake with Vitamin D3, that calcium is wasted!
How do I utilize Calcium and Vitamin D3?
There are only 3 ways to keep bone mass: Getting sunlight 10 minutes per day on the hands and face, weight bearing activities, and calcium and Vitamin D3 supplement intake.
We’ve all heard that Vitamins are hit and miss when it comes to efficacy. Dietary Supplements are not regulated by the FDA in the same way as prescription drugs, so how do you know if you’re actually receiving the vitamins you’re buying? Look for “USP,” “NSF,” or “Consumer Lab” on the bottle; these are third party certifications that undergo rigorous testing to make sure their products are certified.
Or, you can buy “Bone Builder Formula!” Here comes the pitch: At Alpine Fitness and Physical Therapy we truly are dedicated to helping create fit bodies, improve health, and elevate performance by using technology, teaching correct principles, and removing physical barriers. Part of that “technology” is knowing the science and results behind supplements and exercises.
“Bone Builder Formula” is Calcium and D3 combined in one simple capsule. It has your daily value percentage already calculated so you don’t have to think about how many vitamins of each type you need to take each day.
What are you waiting for? Stop by today and speak with a representative about our “Bone Builder Formula.” While you’re at it, check out our other supplements and personal training sessions. We want to help you live the best life possible! You deserve it.