UPDATE: The winners for this giveaway are: #4 – Maureen and #37 – Caroline. Congratulations!
May I rant for a moment?
Someone would have to convince me otherwise on this, but I would not consider myself a germaphobe when it comes to my kids. I’ve never understood why new parent shelter their little ones from every possible germ. I mean, I guess I get the basic idea…don’t expose them to unnecessary germs (like sick kids with runny noses and coughs) when their little bodies may not be able to handle it yet.
But at some point, kids are going to have to go out into the big, mean world and need to combat those little germs. My kids came home from preschool, church, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) plenty of times with sniffles that they just picked up from playing with a little guy with a cold, unbeknownst to me or the child care worker. Wherever toddlers are, germs are.
Now I’m no doctor, but it seems to make sense to me that building immunity to the little germs will help with the big ones later on (how’s that for big technical terms?).
Having said all of that, I am a proponent of vitamins and supplements. As much as I try to feed my family healthy foods, it just makes me feel better to give them a multivitamin and occasional supplements.
Something new we’ve been trying recently is Wellesse Vitamin D3 supplement. When approached by Welless to review their product, I was not totally aware of all the benefits Vitamin D gives you. My first thought was bone health. But it’s so much more…
Vitamin D aids in building immunity along with bone health. And because so many of us are concerned with sun exposure, we block Vitamin D right along with the harmful sun rays. So much so that in December, The American Dermatology Association issued a position statement recommending fortified foods and supplements as the preferred vitamin D source, instead of unprotected sun exposure.
In reviewing the supplement, its obvioulsy hard to tell what lasting immune and bone health effects we’ve experienced (but I can tell you no one had the flu this season…hmmm). But no one in my family had a problem taking the drinkable suppliment. It tastes like strong Koolaid and in my opinion is better refridgerated than at room temporature.
The 16 oz. bottle of Wellesse’s Vitamin D3 suppliment is available at Target, Walgreens and drugstore.com and retails for $9.99 (and you can fill out this form for a $2 coupon).
Win it! Wellesse would like you to try it for yourself. And they are generously offering a year’s supply to two lucky winners! Simply comment on this post by Friday, June 5 to be entered. Extra entries can be earned by tweeting up to once a day about this giveaway.