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Vitamin Confusion- Plus a GIVEAWAY!!

I was perusing Facebook the other day and a friend posted that her doctor informed her that as you near 40, you really need to start taking a multivitamin plus fish oil, calcium and vitamin D supplements daily. Not that I am nearing 40…..ahem…….but if I WERE, I should probably pay attention to that.

But outside of occasionally sneaking my kid’s gummy vitamins I am not really what you would call a regular vitamin user. I tried taking them when I was pregnant but they made me violently ill. And since them

But I walk into the drug store and am met with this:

vitamins

Um what I am supposed to do with that? So I found out about the assessment at NutritionPossible.com which would help tell me what I am lacking.

The assessment was easy and quick. And I found out (not super surprisingly) that I need more Omega 3s and a multi-vitamin. It also suggested I could take phytonutrients. I hadn’t really heard of those before, but the site makes it easy to learn about all sorts of nutrition and vitamin info. And I loved how it took diet into account so that you really had recommendations that fit how you were already eating.

Best thing is I got a nice to a $10 coupon for the vitamins they suggest. I love a good coupon!!

Wouldn’t you like to get $25 bucks in addition to the coupon? I am always up for some free cash!! I am giving away a $25 AMEX gift card. The entry is a little different but still quick and easy. To enter:

  1. Take the assessment on NutritionPossible.com (it is really quick, I promise)
  2. Leave a comment sharing something you learned you were lacking

That is it! The contest is kind of a quick on and ends on Feb. 13th when the winner will be chosen at random. This giveaway is open to all U.S. and Canadian residents. You can view the official One2One rules for the giveaway here. Good Luck!

Disclosure: I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by One2One Network. I received incentives and am eligible for prizing. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about NutritionPossible.com as a product or its effectiveness.

Comments

  1. It said I need more dairy. Guess I’ll go milk a cow :)
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  2. I need more Omega 3’s in my diet. And since I AM nearing, er, over 40 I should probably listen to them.
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  3. I need more whole grains. Thought I was doing okay in that…..
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  4. I need more fish and/or fish oil. I think I’ll just go for some sushi. That counts, right?
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  5. No surprise here. I need more fruits and veggies. (Less cheese. But that is not news to my thighs.)
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  6. Julie L says:

    I lack calcium thanks

  7. Jessie C. says:

    Took the assessment, it said I need more whole grains

  8. It said I need more fish! I guess I knew that since I avoid fish. Yuck!
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  9. I need more B vitamins and whole grains.
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  10. Kathryn says:

    More whole grains

  11. Erinn S says:

    I am lacking Vit D!

  12. I think it told me I need more of every item, lol! And calcium was one of them….bring on the cheese!

  13. sarah davis says:

    my nutrition assessment said i need more omega 3s in my diet. I don’t always eat fish but I can get them with supplements.
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  14. I need more dairy.
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  15. Need to eat more beans

  16. lori s says:

    It said I needed more dairy. Thx

  17. Maybe there’s no hope? Said “We don’t have any food suggestions for you.”
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  18. Jen H. says:

    I learned I was lacking were ProNutrients Fruit & Veggie Phytonutrients. I too have never heard of this vitamin before.

  19. misty sunrise says:

    I need more dairy

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  20. Sarah M says:

    I just began a special fitness & diet regimen this week so I did not get any recommendations. But I did learn that broccoli, carrots, cantaloupe & asparagus help support stress management. Thanks!

  21. Well who knew? I am a vitamin gal but apparently need phytonutrients, too. A trip to harvest health is in order.

  22. It told me I need to eat more fish and more veggies.
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  23. Janet says:

    I need more calcium in my diet. I knew it was going to tell me that so I think I really need to do something about it. Shame on me for letting my calcium intake slip over the past year or so. :-(

  24. I need more fruits and veggies in my diet…trying to add spinach to morning smoothies!

  25. Nichole says:

    Suggested I add more beans to my diet and more vigorous physical activity..

  26. Evelyn says:

    I need a vitamin overhaul! I know I didn’t take the best care of myself but having to fill out the info for the plan really showed me where I lacked. More fruits and veggies, increase vitamin D3 as I’m susceptible to bone loss, etc.

  27. It said I need more whole dairy, but I don’t do dairy beyond kefir. :)

  28. Christie says:

    I need omega3–obvious, since I don’t like seafood!