It is never too early to start worrying about bone health. Many moms are surprised to learn that 86% of teenage girls have calcium-deficient diets (overall, 68% percent of adult women are calcium deficient). Why is this such a frightening statistic? For teen girls, this deficiency comes at a crucial time for bone health, since 95% of bone building occurs by the time she's 20! Calcium is the main mineral that strengthens bones and this is most important during adolescence when teens are going through their growth spurt. If you have a teenage at home like a do, you need to make sure they are getting a good nutrition.
I recently bought the new Viactiv® calcium chocolate chews to supplement my calcium intake and I was pleasantly surprised that not only they taste like a real chocolate but they are fortified with vitamin D. Vitamin D helps promote the absorption of calcium, so if you have a deficiency of vitamin D your bones may not be able to absorb the adequate amount of calcium they need to them keep them healthy.
I have been diagnosed with a severe deficiency of vitamin D and I need to take supplements for the rest of my life (true story). I always worry my daughter could experience the same problem so I bought the Viactiv® calcium caramel chews to supplement her nutrition. She is very picky when it comes to supplements so I wasn't sure if she would like it or not. But guess what? She loves them. Her first reaction was "I feel like I'm cheating. This feels like I'm eating a real caramel. Yum!"
Viactiv® (www.viactiv.com) is the #1 doctor-recommended calcium chew that helps keep your body strong with 3 important nutrients:
Calcium that's essential to bone strength
Vitamin D that's necessary for your bones to absorb calcium1
Vitamin K that works together with Vitamin D for optimal calcium absorption and bone density
Start with what's good for the inside.…
Get the recommended daily amount of calcium for your age and gender
Take a multivitamin daily that provides essential nutrients
Drink caffeine and alcohol in moderation
- Eat a well-balanced diet
- Lifting weights
The US Surgeon General and the National Osteoporosis Foundation recommend regular exercise to help build stronger, healthier bones.
There's is a giveaway on the Viactiv Facebook page celebrating the brand's 15th birthday, with 15 monthly winners announced on the 15th of each month! Viactiv will also be sharing bone building tips, exercises and more from our registered dietician nutritionist, Heidi Diller, so we encourage everyone to like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Viactiv to enter and share!
Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews are available in milk chocolate and caramel flavors and are available at Walmart, Target, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens, and drugstore.com.
Get the latest information on Viactiv® Calcium Soft Chews at www.viactiv.com. #ViactivYoursandHers
Disclosure: This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received two full-sized canisters of Viactiv® Calcium Soft Chews and a picture frame for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.