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Ever since I was a little girl, I have heard from everyone around me, “you don’t drink enough milk, your bones are going to fall apart !” I kid you not, I have heard this my entire life. Like my mom, I despise milk. Of course, we all know that milk is one way to get your daily dose of calcium but for me, the thought of drinking milk makes me want to vomit. Now don’t get me wrong, I love milkshakes and I love smoothies that are made with milk but I just can’t seem to drink a tall glass of it. Anyway, long story short, I have always been deficient in my calcium intake. I have tried taking a daily supplement but the pills are so huge, I totally avoid taking them. Until now, I have never taken a daily calcium supplement that I actually enjoy taking. We were contacted by Viactiv about a month or so ago, to see if my mom, step daughters and me would like to try their new Chews To Be Strong as part of their #BeActiv initiative.
They had me at “chews!”
Yes indeed, chewable yummy chocolate or caramel calcium chews. Now why didn’t I try these before? We all know what happens if you don’t get enough calcium. Just in case you don’t know, your bones are at a potential risk for osteoporosis. I know for us, our lives are super busy and we don’t always eat the right foods to account for the daily calcium we are suppose to have. Part of the BeActiv movement means getting involved, get moving and get healthy and getting the right amount of calcium per day based on your age is a great place to start.
Wondering how much calcium you should have? Check out this cool chart.
After looking at the chart, I realized I clearly do not get enough calcium per day. In fact, I don’t even think I could eat that much food in one day to get the recommended amount. Did you know women need 1000 mg of daily calcium, while teen girls need 1300 mg of daily calcium to meet recommended daily requirements? Ummm, I did not. Not only are Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews the #1 doctor-recommended calcium supplement chew, they actually kill my sweet craving I get in the afternoon. For some reason every day around 2pm, I crave sweets. I started taking my two daily Viactiv Calcium chews at this time and it satisfied my sweet craving. These things really are good ;).
Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews are available in milk chocolate and caramel flavors at major retailers including CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, as well as supermarkets nationwide. Save $2 on your next in-store purchase with the Viactiv printable coupon. Learn more about Viactiv at www.Viactiv.com and enter their current prize promotions on Viactiv’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/Viactiv and new Instagram channel https://instagram.com/viactiv/.
Disclosure: This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation on behalf of Viactiv that contains affiliate links. I received Viactiv products for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.
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