For the past several weeks I've been working on a presentation for school. My topic: Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs: Their Role in Health Promotion.
The topic is very interesting to me because we take supplements in our home. Here is a photo of just a few. As for me, I take calcium with vitamin D three times a day, prenatal vitamin (with extra folic acid and extra iron) once per day, and fish oil once to twice per day. I've been on this supplement regimen nearly three years. Some I take for obvious reasons (i.e. prenatal and calcium) but the fish oil I added (at T Rex Dad's suggestion) because there is evidence it can aid in brain development in developing fetuses/children.
From my research about half of all Americans take some kind of supplement and about 18% take herbal products. I decided to conduct some kind of poll here. And as added enticement to participate I am offering a giveaway.
My cousin makes skin products. I absolutely love them and have been using them regularly for several years now. They have actually moved past being an "indulgence" to being a "necessity". I am giving away lavender spray and bar of soap. All you have to do is make your selection on the poll and then post a comment with your thoughts on supplement use either for you or your family or in general. Let me know in the comment section if you don't use any supplements (I forgot to leave "none" as an option.) I'll leave the poll up for a week. After it closes I will select a winner.
*If you don't have an ID, you can still post an anonymous comment, just leave some way for me to contact you if you are the winner. If you are a fellow student, please let me know what you thought of my presentation and it will double your chance of winning.**
My mom cam over this past week to help for a couple days while I worked on my project. She looks like she's in heaven, doesn't she?