The other big supplement discussion today revolves around Vitamin D. I now have many physicians testing my clients’ for their Vitamin D levels and most come up short. The previous recommendation that 400 I.U. was a good daily supplement has now gone out the window. The new recommendations are 1-2,000 I.U. per day. After hearing this from a physician, I went home and looked at all of my vitamin bottles: my multi-vitamin, my mineral, my calcium and so on and discovered that in combination, all of these approach 1,000 I.U. Since I’m a firm believer in vitamins and supplements because I certainly don’t get enough from my diet, one of my next trips is to GNC where I purchase my vitamins to pick up a Vitamin D supplement. I’m at that age where maintaining bone density is important and I certainly want to maintain my current level of activity when I’m older. As your doctor or do a bit of research on your own to determine what’s best.

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PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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