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8.01.2017

Everyday is D-Day with Forti-D!

My son isn't the most outdoors-y kid, which comes as no surprise since I'm not a very outdoors-y person either. Sure, he likes going to parks and playgrounds and looks forward to our occasional beach trips, but for the most part, he prefers playing indoors.
Playing with his Legos.
Unlike other kids who like playing basketball or riding their bikes while basking in the sunshine, Yue would rather spend hours tinkering with his Lego sets and action figures within the comforts of our bedroom, or watch YouTube videos and play games with his cellphone while curled up on the couch.
Looks like he's downloading something... again.
I have no qualms with him staying indoors most of the time with the perennial dengue scare and all (plus he still gets enough exercise with his karate training anyway). However, at the back of my mind, there's always this fear that we're not getting enough Vitamin D since we pretty much have an 'indoor lifestyle'. Same goes for my husband, who hardly sees the sun since he works the night shift.
Watching videos on YouTube.
Unbeknownst to many, Vitamin D deficiency is strongly linked to chronic diseases such as cancer, heart failure, and diabetes. Studies show that 36 of our organs and tissues are regulated by Vitamin D, including our heart, lungs, brains, and bones.

However, not everyone gets the sufficient Vitamin D requirement to stay healthy. In fact, 7 out of 10 Filipinos are Vitamin D deficient (based on a study conducted with Hi-Precision Diagnostics, where 8200 Filipinos from key cities in the Philippines were tested for Vitamin D Deficiency). This could stem from the following reasons:

1. It’s hard to get enough Vitamin D from the sun (indoor lifestyle, clothing, skin color, aging, and use of umbrellas or sunscreen limit Vitamin D absorption).

2. It’s difficult to obtain from food (RDA of Vitamin D is equivalent to 40 eggs / 8 glasses of milk / 800g of salmon / 2 cans of tuna flakes every day).
Forti-D, for your daily dose of vitamin D.
Now this is where Forti-D comes into play. One capsule a day gives you your daily requirement of Vitamin D (800 IU) safe for daily intake. It also gives protective effects against serious diseases by keeping vital organs (heart, bones, muscles, and the brain) functioning healthily. Forti-D comes in an easy-to-swallow, small gel capsule and costs only Php 6.50 each - a very small price to pay to give my bones and body organs some serious protection.

For my husband and I, everyday is now D-day with Forti-D. We'd like to be in the pink of health in the longest time possible for our one and only. Because you know, parenting is some serious business. :)


7 replies:

Nicole Escat said...

I've never head it before, and it looks like fit to your son! I'll have to check and try this for my kids as well.

Ronnie E. said...

Maybe Yue is showing signs of becoming a future engineer or architect. :) I was also an indoor kid (and still am at heart). Vitamin D deficiency is my life!

victoriahwoods said...

This is so great. It can be difficult to get the proper vitamins I need since I'm not too outdoorsy either.

mail4rosey said...

Parenting is serious business. You definitely want to stay as healthy as possible. Glad you've found a way to get your Vitamin D in!

Xoneia Tayag said...

I was not aware of this and I've honestly never thought about it before. It's definitely important to make sure that our kids are getting the vitamins that their body needs.

Eliz Frank said...

It's good that yoi ate takibg supplements. There are indoors types and it's fine as long as we do things to help us feel healthy.

Rebecca Swenor said...

The Forti-D sounds great for those that are not getting enough vitamin D form the sun. I didn't know you need to eat that much stuff to get enough vitamin D. This is a product I am going to have to check out for sure. Thanks for sharing this awesome product.