The Dating Game: Vitamin Edition
Welcome to the Dating Game: Vitamin Edition!
Everyone knows that calcium strengthens bones and citrus fruit prevents scurvy, but what will heal your heart when it’s hurting? Who will stay strong when you’re feeling weak? Meet our three dreamy contestants below, each of whom promise to transform the way your body works, for as long as you both shall live. Let’s play!
Vitamin D: The Savior
“I’ve been called a ‘miracle vitamin,’ a ‘wonder drug,’ and other silly nicknames before. It’s true, I can reduce your risk of breast cancer by 50%. I don’t want to sound braggy, but that’s not the only cancer I’ve taken on in the past. I can lower your risk for ovarian cancer and even diabetes – oh, and I help your body maintain muscle function.
We’ll spend every day together – as long as you eat lots of salmon and drink lots of milk and orange juice. Pick up a bottle of supplements at any drug store and take me home with you. We’ll snuggle on the couch and watch a movie, knowing that together we’ve given your body a fighting chance!”
Calcium: The Strong & Silent Type
“I’ll keep this short. Without me, your bone density can start dropping as early as your twenties. I may not be a social butterfly, but I’ll keep your bones and teeth strong, and I’ll boost your nervous system, too.
In my free time, I can usually be found hanging out with yogurt, milk and cheese. I’m a busy mineral though, and those dairy guys just can’t keep up. To really feel my power, you’ll need a supplement. Think of it as an investment in your body’s future.”
Iron: The Heavy Hitter
“I’ve been told I can be a bit intense, but can you blame me? Without me, you become anemic! There’s nothing I love more than organizing red blood cells to more efficiently carry oxygen through your body, except maybe finding places to store that oxygen within your muscles.
However, I do need ‘me time.’ I don’t want to break your heart – or your liver! Please, respect my wishes and only take a supplement if you don’t eat a lot of cereal or red meat.”
How could any woman choose between these three strong, reliable vitamins? Great news: you don’t have to! These nutrients work best together, so hit your local grocery store and stock up!
*Consult with your health care professional about what supplements your body might need, and discuss frequency & amount of dose before starting regimen.