Healthy Greetings From Your Vitamin Friends

New Year…New Healthier You! The start of the new year brings with it the addition of several new and exciting Adult Gummy Vitamins and supplements to our existing line of superior Children’s Gummies and Yogurt Bears.

We are also excited to announce the beginning of something fun….. EDUCATION! It will be our goal every month to help you understand the world we live in at Vitamin Friends. The world of supplements and ingredients and YOUR HEALTH! It’s important to us that you know what is in your supplements!

Did you know that vitamins and supplements aren’t required to get approval by the FDA? It’s important to do your research before buying to ensure you’re getting the highest quality product. However, reality is that most of us don’t, and we frequently grab whatever’s on sale…cheapest doesn’t mean best! We owe it to ourselves to be as vigilant about vitamins and supplements as we are about food and other life essentials.

THE IMPORTANCE OF CERTIFICATIONS

Vitamin Friends are manufactured at a state of the art facility called Better Nutritionals in Gardena, California. Our facility has sought and obtained some of the highest certifications available. A more in-depth description of each of these is available on our webpage and we encourage you to review them.

The reason one vitamin can cure so many illnesses is because a deficiency of
one vitamin can cause many illnesses.
Dr. Andrew Saul

Essential Nutrients Come From More Than Diet Alone

To put it nicely, our diets are not always ‘up to par’. That rushed lunch of a fast food burger, or hitting the drive through between kid’s activities for chicken fingers can add up quickly to some unhealthy habits. As a result, we aren’t getting enough of some key vital nutrients.

Vitamins and minerals are considered essential nutrients—because acting in concert, they perform hundreds of roles in the body.

  • They help shore up bones, heal wounds, and bolster your immune system.
  • They also convert food into energy, and repair cellular damage.
  • Failing to get even small doses virtually guarantees disease.
Minerals in soil and water can more easily find their way into our bodies through plants, fish, animals and fluids we consume.
Vitamins have a rougher road! Cooking, storage and exposure to air can inactivate these more fragile compounds, making it very important to not only take your daily vitamins, but to ensure that they’re of the highest quality.

Please consult with your doctor when taking vitamins and supplements along with prescription medication.

Transparent Gummies?!

At Vitamin Friends, being transparent is important to us. We want you to have the same level of confidence in our products as we do. Vitamin Friends started as a healthy alternative to gelatin gummies after a 2 ½ year old’s visit to the dentist, multiple fillings and lots of money spent confirmed that gelatin gummies are full of sugar and the gelatin gets jammed into teeth, causing cavities.

All of our gummies are made with pectin, which doesn’t stick to teeth like gelatin. Pectin is a 100% natural, water-soluble fiber located in the cellular walls of fruit, while gelatin is a protein obtained by boiling skin, tendons, ligaments, and/or bones with water. It is usually obtained from cows or pigs.

In addition, our gummies and yogurt products are made with all natural and organic ingredients, and all are Kosher. All are either vegan or vegetarian, and a few are even autism approved. Shop with confidence knowing you’re getting the best!

OUR FEATURED PRODUCT

ProbaYo | Acidophilus & Prebiotic

I came across an article from ‘Experience Life’ written by Catherine Guthrie and titled ‘Autoimmune disorders – when your body turns on you’ at a time, well…when my body had turned on me!

If you skim everything else in this article (and I very strongly encourage everyone to read it from start to finish), scroll through until you get to the part entitled ‘Autoimmunity: A tragedy in five acts’. You will quickly see how so many of us set ourselves and our children up (very unknowingly!) for a host of troubles later in life.

Since reading this, I try very hard to be gluten free, to take more Omega’s and my new best friend…pre and probiotics! We can’t jump in our ‘way back’ machines and treat our body better at a young age because we didn’t have, or really even KNOW about these essential supplements. But we can definitely make changes going forward!

As David Brady, ND says in the article – “We don’t go from health to an autoimmune disease overnight. We progress over years until there is a tipping point.”

Something to chew on from your team at Vitamin Friends!

Jenny Kimber
Sales & Marketing

A great tasting, yogurt flavored Probiotic & Prebiotic for kids and adults.

Did You Know?

Vitamin D is crucial for the healthy body, but there aren’t too many foods that naturally contain the nutrient. With all we’ve heard about milk and healthy bones, you’d think dairy products would be a great source. While milk does contain Vitamin D, it might be time to rethink all you know about milk and bone health. One study from The BMJ suggests it’s not as helpful as originally thought when it comes to preventing bone fractures.

To ensure your kids are getting the nutrition they need to support their health, we recommend our Vitamin Friends DiYo yogurt supplement or Mega-multi vitamin gummy for kids.

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