If you are anything like me, you can get overwhelmed when you listen to the list of supplements and vitamins you should take daily. Pretty soon you have a pill box like your grandparents but filled with vitamins. When parents ask me what supplements they should be giving their children, I recommend the same ones I give to my children.
The first supplement I recommend is the one I think can be the most important, especially during the winter, Vitamin D. Vitamin D is a powerful antioxidant and is produced in the body through the sunlight we absorb. Even though we live in the sunny state of Colorado, we generally limit our time outside because it is too cold, and when we are outside our skin is pretty well covered up! Vitamin D is an immune system regulator that helps arm the immune system against the common cold and possibly reduce your chances of developing the flu, according to 2010 research published in the