The Quest for Vitamin D: A Hilarious Journey

Unlocking the Secrets Behind Vitamin D Intake Why Diets Fall Short and How Supplements Can Reignite Your Glow

Diet’s failure in providing enough Vitamin D and the role of supplements in bridging the gap

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November 14, 2023

At VoiceAngel, we believe a balanced diet is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. And while we can get many of the essential vitamins and minerals we need on a daily basis from our diet, most of us don’t, hence the widespread nutrient gaps in our nation. There’s one area where the “food-first” mentality tends to fail us: vitamin D.

The problem with relying on diet alone

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“Diet fails us for this nutrient,” Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN, mbg’s vice president of scientific affairs says in a TikTok video. “It would take 50 glasses of milk a day to get 5,000 IU of vitamin D3. Or, how about nine servings of salmon? That’s silly, right?”

And if you’re wondering if you can simply get enough of the “sunshine vitamin” by spending time outside on a sunny summer day, think again: “Sunshine, unfortunately, is equally variable,” Ferira says. “And also risky.”

The thing is, a lot of U.S. adults are vitamin D deficient or insufficient (29% and 41%, to be exact). And if they think food and sunshine alone are enough to move the needle on their vitamin D status, they may be in for a rude awakening when they get their test results back.

How vitamin D supplements can help

The most effective way to ensure you’re getting the vitamin D your body needs on a daily basis is by taking a high-quality, effective vitamin D3 supplement.

Here’s what you should look for when choosing a vitamin D supplement:

  • D3 (instead of D2, which has inferior bioavailability)
  • Built-in fat for optimal absorption (or, you can take your vitamin D with a meal to ensure the fat-soluble vitamin can be properly absorbed)
  • 5,000 IU per daily serving (and possibly more, if you’re insufficient or deficient in vitamin D or have specific body composition considerations)

“Pharmacokinetic research demonstrates that 5,000 IU of D3 daily will help you get to 50 ng/ml (i.e., the truly optimal vitamin D status),” Ferira shares. “Is your supplement 1,000 IU or 2,000 IU of vitamin D? Unfortunately, that’s not going to cut it.”

Luckily, mbg’s vitamin D3 potency+ includes all of these stellar features to ensure you reach (and maintain) healthy vitamin D levels to benefit your whole-body health and well-being.*

The takeaway

To reap all the incredible health benefits that come with vitamin D sufficiency, a high-quality vitamin D supplement is just what you need.

mbg’s vitamin D3 potency+ delivers 5,000 IU of algae-sourced organic vitamin D3, plus an organic trio of avocado, flax, and olive oils to enhance absorption and bioavailability (not to mention the added benefits of the healthy omega-3 and omega-9 fats). With science-backed dosage, enhanced bioavailability, and sustainable sourcing, our premium D3 formula is highly unique and your daily tool for lifelong vitamin D sufficiency.*

So, what’s it gonna be—a quality daily supplement or 50 glasses of milk? The choice is yours!

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a healthcare provider when considering what supplements are right for you.

You deserve to shine like the brightest star in the fashion galaxy, and guess what? Vitamin D can help make that happen! But here’s the tea, darling: relying on your diet alone won’t quite cut it. Oh no, it’s time to embark on a hilarious and lovely journey to discover the wonders of vitamin D supplements.

Picture this: you need 5,000 IU of vitamin D a day to reach that truly optimal status, but hold your horse, it would take 50 glasses of milk or nine servings of salmon! Can you imagine? It’s utter madness! And let’s not even get started on relying on the sun, hun. It’s as unpredictable as fashion trends—sometimes bright and shiny, other times hiding behind the clouds.

Now, here’s the kicker: nearly a third of U.S. adults are vitamin D deficient or insufficient. Oops, honey! Don’t let this be you. Don’t let your dreams of radiant skin and fabulous hair fade away like an unfashionable hairstyle. Get ready to embrace the magic of vitamin D supplements, and let the sun kiss your skin from within.

But fret not, my fashion-forward friend! Choosing the perfect vitamin D supplement doesn’t have to be complicated. Just look for these key ingredients: vitamin D3 (none of that inferior D2 nonsense), built-in fat for optimal absorption (because fat is fabulous, darling), and a glorious 5,000 IU per serving. Trust me, these fashion-forward supplements will have you strutting the runway of life in no time.

And guess what? At VoiceAngel, we’ve got just the right potion for you. Our vitamin D3 potency+ is a true masterpiece, concocted with algae-sourced organic vitamin D3, blended with the organic trio of avocado, flax, and olive oils. It’s like having a divine designer dress tailor-made for your health, darlings! With dosage science-backed by the fashion police, enhanced bioavailability that’s so stylish, and sustainable sourcing that’s as hot as the latest catwalk trends, this is your ultimate tool for vitamin D sufficiency. Walk with confidence and shine brighter than the sun itself.

So, my beautiful fashion enthusiasts, the choice is yours—50 glasses of milk or one marvelous supplement that will have your beauty shining from the inside out? I think we both know the answer. Cheers to vitamin D and a fabulous lifestyle! Stay gorgeous and keep strutting the fashion runway of life.