Form a Reliv-Vitamin D Friendship

By Copywriter Alisa Reale

When it comes to your body getting enough of this vital nutrient, just 15 minutes soaking up the sun (without sunscreen) every day will increase your vitamin D production. And, on days when the sun isn’t shining, one serving of Reliv Now® or Reliv Classic® contains 400 IU, which is 100% of your recommended daily value. One scoop daily of Reliv Now® for Kids contains 50% of the recommended daily value for children.

In other words, vitamin D and Reliv go hand in hand for your overall health.

Putting it in Perspective

Twenty to thirty minutes of sun exposure each day produces approximately 10,000 IU of vitamin D in the skin. Kids and those with darker skin will need more sun than this. In comparison, drinking 6-8 ounces of pasteurized milk gives your body only 100 IU. Continue reading “Form a Reliv-Vitamin D Friendship”

Prevent Winter From Freezing You Out of Vitamin D

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“An estimated 50 percent of Americans now have a vitamin D deficiency,” according to Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine. Continue reading “Prevent Winter From Freezing You Out of Vitamin D”

Keep Your Joints Healthy for the Long Run

SubscribeButton-webHealthyJointBLOGimageJoint health is becoming an increasingly important issue for adults of every age. About 21 million adults have osteoarthritis — a condition which causes severe joint pain when cartilage around bones wears down and makes bones rub together.

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Simple Diet Additions to Subtract Weight

When you’re trying to lose weight, sometimes it’s not what you cut out of your diet but what you add to it. While there’s no magic food, ingredient or pill that will melt off pounds, research is showing some nutrients can add oomph to your weight loss efforts. Continue reading “Simple Diet Additions to Subtract Weight”

Is There Enough D in Your Diet?

SubscribeButton-webHLT_VitaminDSunnyVitamin D has moved to the “A” list of nutrients your body needs. Yet most of us still don’t get enough.

Concerns are growing about the health risks of living with insufficient or deficient vitamin D levels. Low vitamin D levels are associated with depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, weak bones, autoimmune diseases, frequent infections such as flu, insulin resistance and even breast, colon and prostate cancer. Continue reading “Is There Enough D in Your Diet?”

Time to Double Your D

SubscribeButton-webdouble your dIt’s that time of year when the air turns crisp and the leaves turn golden. But it also means the days are getting shorter with less sunlight — which can leave you lacking in the “sunshine” vitamin, vitamin D. Continue reading “Time to Double Your D”

Good Nutrition Fuels Healthy Child Development

SubscribeButton-webnutrition child developmentDuring childhood, optimal nutrition is critical to proper growth and development. Unfortunately, many children today don’t receive adequate amounts of key vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Experts have identified the following vitamins and minerals as especially vital for promoting a child’s long-term health: Continue reading “Good Nutrition Fuels Healthy Child Development”

Vitamin D: Much More Than A Bone Builder

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Research implicates vitamin D deficiency as a major factor in at least 17 types of cancer as well as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, depression, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, and more. Continue reading “Vitamin D: Much More Than A Bone Builder”