Let’s Discuss Vitamins And Supplements #CRESupplements #Sponsored

*I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of Consumer Reports en Español and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.          Over the years, I have addressed the issue of taking possibly taking vitamins and supplements with our family doctor.  It is something that I am definitely concerned about because I often worry whether we are getting enough of our daily recommended allowances of the vitamins that we need.  This is especially true because we often eat out due to our hectic schedules and I am sure that our boys don't eat as many fruits and vegetables as they should.     In my case, my Oncologist advised me that it probably would not be a good idea for me to take vitamins and supplements due to the cancer medications that I take as a Survivor.  This was not the case during both of my pregnancies when I took prenatal vitamins religiously and was actually Anemic so I … [Read more...]

Understanding Multivitamin Usage In The Latino Community #LATISM #Sponsored

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of LATISM .  I was compensated to participate in a Latino research study around Latinos and multivitamin usage.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Taking vitamins and supplements has always been a part of my growing up in a Latino household.  As far back as I can remember, my grandparents and parents made us take vitamins on a daily basis and always emphasized their importance to our overall well-being.     A recent consumer survey conducted by Consumer Reports en Español and LATISM** investigating the use of vitamins and supplements among Latinos found that 66% take them at least once per week.  It was also found that 56% of Latinos do not discuss potential hazardous interactions that could occur from combining supplements with their prescription medications with their doctors.  Additionally, 56% of Latino parents give their children multivitamins at least once per week.     According to Dr Jose Luis Mosquera, Medical Advisor for … [Read more...]