Have you walked into Whole Foods, Sprouts, or any other grocery store and seen the vitamin and supplements section? It’s usually packed with hundreds of options ranging from Ginger to Digestive Enzymes to Evening Primrose. There are so many options, and it can be challenging to know how to choose what’s right for you.
Supplements provide vitamins and minerals that our bodies lack. Three of the most common needs are calcium, vitamin B12, and vitamin D. These vitamins replenish people who are naturally lacking so that they can function the way their body has been designed to.
1. Calcium Keeps Your Body Strong
Our bodies need calcium to keep our bones strong. Calcium is found in a number of the foods we eat which means that most people get enough through their everyday diet. Dairy is the most abundant source; so organic yogurt, milk, cheese (and maybe even ice cream) are sufficient resources for our body to absorb the calcium it needs. However, many vegans and people who have digestive intolerances should seek out options to replenish the lack of calcium in their diet. Many women are advised to take calcium for the prevention of osteoporosis, a condition that weakens the bones.
2. Vitamin B12 Supplements Treat Deficiencies
B12 is vital to our bodies for making red blood cells, which carry oxygen through the circulatory system. A severe lack of vitamin B12 can cause serious symptoms that impact a person’s everyday life. One of the most well-known issues is the extreme fatigue associated with low B12. Some people, whether they’re deficient or not, choose to take a B12 supplement instead of consuming caffeine. It’s a natural way to boost energy levels, without the caffeine crash.
Symptoms for low B12 levels include:
- Pins and needles sensation in the hands, legs, and feet
- FatigueJoint pain
- Shortness of breath
- Swollen tongue
- Cognitive difficulties
3. Vitamin D Regulates Mineral Absorption
Vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin because the sun is actually a source of the vitamin! Many people who stay indoors due to weather, health, or preference experience low Vitamin D levels. There are also health conditions such as endometriosis, kidney disease or other digestive problems that cause the body strain in absorbing the vitamin.
Warning signs of a deficiency include:
- Aches and pains
- Severe bone and muscle pain
- Stress fractures in the hips, pelvis or legs
These vitamins are important for our bodies to function the way they’re meant to. We manufacture them so that people can supplement what may be lacking in their natural diet. We already have a solidified plan, composition, and process for these supplements, plus thousands of other vitamin and supplement formulas. GMP uses the highest quality ingredients to create products that your clients want and need. If you’re thinking about expanding your product line or label to include any of these three vitamins, our experienced team is ready to help you get started.