A few weeks ago my sister received a call from the doctor: “you’re quite severely vitamin D deficient,” he told her down the phone. She responded as is par for the course among we two: mild hysteria, disproportionate worry and much googling, swiftly followed by a phone call to me to share the three.
Unusually, I had an uncommon amount of good sense on the subject at my disposal – after writing this post a couple of years ago, I consider myself to be something of an expert and duly dish out my wisdom with the slightest provocation. Here’s some: vitamin D is required to make use of calcium in the body and plays a huge part in heart health, good immune function and mood regulation. As producing vitamin D requires 2-3 hours of sunlight daily and very few of us in the UK achieve that over winter, the deficiency is exceedingly prevalent on these shores.
After reassuring her that this could all be rectified with a little daily DLUX action (the doctors back this by the way – I’m not indulging in a bit of quackery), I marched her to Planet Organic where we picked up some BetterYou DLUX3000 Vitamin D Oral Spray. She’s now spritzing daily and feeling less tired/blue/achy as a result.
Part two of this supplementing post (and giveaway! I’m continuing the Monday theme!), is all about magnesium. Another unsung hero, magnesium is crucial in the successful carrying out of over 300 reactions in the body from muscle function to skin health and restful sleep. Basically: if you’re feeling a bit meh right now, it’s likely to be down to a lack of vitamin D or magnesium.
BetterYou have formulated two transdermal magnesium products that are marvellously effective (again: not quackery – see the science here) and have kindly bundled both the BetterYou Magnesium Oil Spray and the BetterYou Magnesium Body Lotion into this giveaway. Fun magnesium fact before it’s over to you: when you apply the recommended dose, you’ll feel a touch of stinging if deficient. After a few days of use, this subsides and you then know you’re a-okay. I find this THRILLING.
The Giveaway //
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