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FAQ: FitFormula’s Classic & Blueberry-Flavored Calcium + Vitamin D

How do I take FitFormula’s Classic Calcium + Vitamin D?

Our Classic Calcium + Vitamin D is a flavorless, tasteless powder. Simply stir one (1) packet into your favorite beverage. It can also be mixed into soft foods like applesauce, yogurt, or smoothies and protein shakes. Enjoy!

How do I take FitFormula’s Blueberry-Flavored Calcium + Vitamin D?

Our Blueberry-Flavored Calcium + Vitamin D is a direct dissolve formula which means you can simply pour the contents of a packet directly on your tongue and it will quickly and easily dissolve. Or, you can stir one (1) packet into water, juice, a smoothie, protein shakes or another favorite beverage. Enjoy!

What is the difference between the Classic and the Blueberry-Flavored Calcium + Vitamin D?

The difference between our Classic and Blueberry-Flavored Calcium + Vitamin D is that our Classic is a tasteless powder that can be mixed with any drink or soft food while the blueberry is a blueberry-flavored direct dissolve supplement, which means it can be poured directly into your mouth where it will dissolve without liquid. However, if preferred, the Blueberry-Flavored Calcium + Vitamin D can still be used with liquid by mixing with water, juice, a smoothie, protein shakes or other favorite beverages.

Can the daily dose of the Calcium + Vitamin D be divided?

Yes, it can be divided. While evidence indicates that the body can only absorb 500 mg of calcium at a time, this is when it is consumed as a pill and does not include powder form. Pills take extra time to be broken down in the stomach hence inhibiting extra absorption. If you’re more comfortable dividing your dose, simply use half the contents and then fold the packet to save the rest for later.

Why choose FitFormula’s Calcium + Vitamin D products?

The benefit of a powdered form of FitFormula Calcium + Vitamin D is that it results in faster absorption compared to tablets or pills that must first be broken down in the stomach.

The absorbability of FitFormula’s Classic Calcium + Vitamin D was demonstrated in a recent clinical study where FitFormula’s Classic Calcium + Vitamin D went head-to-head versus a leading over-the-counter calcium citrate tablet.

The results of the study demonstrated that FitFormula’s Classic Calcium + Vitamin D calcium carbonate powder was absorbed more rapidly versus the calcium citrate tablets. Better and faster calcium absorption means that calcium is absorbed, available, and ready to act in your body to maintain proper bone health and calcium homeostasis. If you need to get your calcium absorbed quickly and efficiently, FitFormula’s Classic Calcium + Vitamin D is clinically proven to deliver.

In addition, a 2003 Harris survey of U.S. adults found that approximately 40 percent of respondents had experienced difficulty swallowing pills. FitFormula’s Calcium + Vitamin D solves this problem by being available as either a direct dissolve product or mixing easily into most beverages or soft foods.

Who should use FitFormula’s Calcium + Vitamin D?

Anyone who does not get enough calcium and vitamin D in their diet, especially women who are more prone to osteoporosis as they age. Women as young as 18 should supplement with calcium to prevent the negative effects of bone health as they age. Also to benefit from the positive effects of vitamin D which includes immune system health. In addition to anyone who is lactose intolerant or living a dairy free lifestyle, as well as people who want to avoid taking large pills which have shown to not be as bioavailable as powder.

Why should I take Calcium + Vitamin D together?

Calcium and vitamin d promote overall health and wellbeing. The body needs vitamin d in order to efficiently absorb calcium. FitFormula’s Calcium + Vitamin D is a blend of both vitamins to ensure optimal absorption of both vital nutrients.

Why do we need Calcium?

There are many benefits to taking a calcium supplement. Calcium is needed for the heart, muscles, and nerves to function properly. It is also needed for blood to clot, and for strong bones and teeth. Additionally, calcium is also needed for hormone and enzyme release.

What is a Calcium deficiency?

Calcium deficiency is when there is not enough calcium in the body to maintain normal function. A calcium deficiency can be a result of not taking in enough calcium through diet, the result of a disease, or a side effect of medicines. Some signs of calcium deficiency include muscle problems, fatigue, nail and skin problems, depression, and dental problems.

What does Vitamin D do?

Vitamin D aids with the absorption of calcium in the body. While this is its main purpose, research has shown that vitamin D has a host of other health benefits. Mainly revolving around immune health. Research has shown that vitamin D can help lower your risk of contracting respiratory infections. Vitamin D can also improve seasonal depression, research has shown that people with seasonal depression appear to produce less vitamin D. While more research is needed, some research suggests that vitamin D can play a role in reducing cancer risk and protect against heart disease and stroke.

Why do we need Vitamin D?

Our bodies need vitamin D in order to absorb calcium. Without enough vitamin D, one cannot form enough of the hormone calcitriol (known as the “active vitamin”). This in turn may lead to insufficient calcium absorption from the diet. In this situation, the body must take calcium stored in the bones, which weakens existing bone and prevents the formation of strong, new bone.

In addition to aiding calcium absorption, research suggests that vitamin D can help boost your immune system in fighting off respiratory diseases and decreasing your chances of developing heart disease. Other research has shown that vitamin D can regulate mood and ward off depression. There has also been studies that show supplementing with calcium and vitamin D aided in weight loss by having an appetite suppressing effect.

What happens when your Vitamin D is low?

Signs of a vitamin D deficiency include: frequent colds or respiratory tract infections, fatigue, bone and back pain, depression, hair loss, and muscle pain. Anxiety is also another possible symptom of a vitamin D deficiency.

What is Vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency is when there is not enough vitamin D in the body to maintain normal function. Vitamin D deficiency can be a result of not taking in enough vitamin D through the diet, not getting enough sun exposure on the skin, or the result of a disease process. Some signs of vitamin D deficiency include frequent colds or respiratory infections, fatigue, bone and back pain, depression, hair loss and muscle pain.

Does Vitamin D boost my immune system?

Research has shown vitamin D can boost the immune system by reducing the risk of colds and respiratory infections. If you find yourself getting frequent colds, you may have a vitamin D deficiency. Consider taking a vitamin D supplement to boost your immune system.

Should I consult my doctor before taking FitFormula’s Calcium + Vitamin D?

Yes, you should always consult a physician to determine whether a FitFormula Calcium + Vitamin D supplement, or any supplement or vitamin, is right for you.

What type of Vitamin D does this product contain?

Our Calcium + Vitamin D supplement contains Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol). In your diet, the most commonly found members are vitamin D2 and D3. While both types help you meet your vitamin D requirements, they differ in a few important ways.
Research even suggests that vitamin D2 is less effective than vitamin D3 at raising blood levels of vitamin D.

How do I know if I’m getting enough calcium?

The best way to tell if you’re getting enough Calcium is if you’re not experiencing the signs of a calcium deficiency which include many symptoms like frequent broken bones, fatigue, weak or brittle finger nails, confusion or memory loss, depression, muscle numbness or tingling. If you’re still unsure or want to make sure, it’s best to make a visit to your doctor.

When should I take calcium?

It’s best to take your calcium when you’re having a meal. Research has shown that calcium is best absorbed with the addition of stomach acid. Fitformula’s Classic Calcium + Vitamin D is perfect for this because it can be sprinkled onto soft foods in addition to being mixed with your favorite beverage that accompanies your meal or with a protein shake or smoothie. Same goes for our blueberry direct dissolve, can be taken with a meal or sprinkled into your favorite beverage.

What are the symptoms of lack of calcium?

Symptoms of lack of calcium vary and can include numbness, tingling fingers, muscle cramps, lethargy, poor appetite, and weak or brittle fingernails. If you think you are suffering from a calcium deficiency, click here for more information.

FAQ: FitFormula Sleep Formula

How do I take FitFormula’s Blueberry-Flavored Sleep Formula?

Our Blueberry-Flavored Sleep Formula is easy to take and tastes great too. Just pour the contents of a sleeve directly in your mouth when you’re ready for bed—that’s it! The combination of GABA and Melatonin will help you relax, fall asleep, and wake up refreshed and ready to go.

Who should take FitFormula’s Blueberry-Flavored Sleep Formula?

Our Blueberry-Flavored Sleep Formula can help those who suffer from occasional sleeplessness get some well-deserved rest. However, it is not recommended for individuals under the age of 18, or those who are pregnant or nursing. Please consult your doctor if you are taking medications or have additional questions or concerns about any of our Sleep Formula ingredients prior to consumption. If any adverse reactions occur you should discontinue use immediately. Do not drive, operate machinery, or perform other important tasks while taking this product. It is not recommended to take more than one (1) 10 mg serving in a 24-hour period.

When is the best time to take FitFormula Sleep Formula?

Since the product is a direct dissolve powdered form, it will be absorbed very quickly in your mouth, with or without liquid. We recommend the best time to take FitFormula Sleep Formula is shortly before going to bed, and no more than thirty minutes prior.

Can I take FitFormula’s Sleep Formula if I wake up in the middle of the night?

If you are able to fall asleep but are waking up after 3 to 4 hours, keep our Sleep Formula by your bedside and consume it when you wake up at night. As an alternative method, you can try taking one-half of an individual serving sleeve to start the night and the remaining one-half of the sleeve if you wake up in the middle of the night. We encourage you to find your own rhythm when taking our Sleep Formula.

Is it safe to take a sleep aid every night?

Our Sleep Formula is non-habit forming and offers an alternative to help get a restful night’s sleep without many of the negative side effects associated with most over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids. It is best to take FitFormula’s Sleep Formula only as needed, and not every night. Please consult your doctor or medical practitioner should you have any questions or concerns regarding the consumption of FitFormula’s Sleep Formula.

Does FitFormula Sleep Formula have different effects on different people?

All people react differently to various supplements. FitFormula’s Sleep Formula may appear to act more powerfully for some than others, depending on factors such as ease of falling asleep and body weight. If you find that our Sleep Formula is having a stronger effect than desired, it is recommended to try one half of an individual serving packet. Consult your physician or health practitioner should you have any further questions.

Is it safe to take FitFormula’s Sleep Formula while pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or nursing, under medical treatment, or using any prescription drugs, including tranquilizers or sedatives, it is not recommended you take FitFormula’s Sleep Formula, except on the advice and direction of your physician.

What are the ingredients in FitFormula Sleep Formula?

The ingredients in the product are GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid), Melatonin, Vitamin B6, and Calcium (as dicalcium phosphate).

Are there any long-term side effects with the ingredients in FitFormula’s Sleep Formula?

We are not aware of any confirmed long-term side effects. That being said, should you feel any adverse side effects, please consult with your doctor or medical practitioner immediately.

Will FitFormula’s Blueberry-Flavored Sleep Formula make me feel groggy in the morning?

There have been no reports of Fitformula’s Sleep Formula causing morning grogginess. However, results can vary for everybody. 

Does FitFormula’s Blueberry-Flavored Sleep Formula help with insomnia?

Yes, FitFormula’s Sleep Formula can help with occasional sleeplessness or occasional insomnia. If your insomnia is chronic, it’s best to consult with your healthcare provider.

Do sleep supplements work?

Research suggests that sleep supplements do work for people who experience occasional sleeplessness. If your sleeplessness is chronic, it’s best to consult with your healthcare provider.

Will this help me stay asleep all night?

Fitformula’s Blueberry-Flavored Sleep Formula is designed to help with occasional sleeplessness and results will vary.  If you have problems staying asleep, you can try taking it if you wake up in the middle of night. Keep a sleeve of our Sleep Formula on your nightstand so it’s in reach when you wake up.

What is GABA?

GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) is a chemical that’s produced naturally in the brain, which has been demonstrated to have a calming effect.

Who should not use GABA?

Anyone who is pregnant or nursing, under medical supervision, using any prescription drugs, including tranquilizers or sedatives, should consult their physician before using our Sleep Formula.

What is Melatonin?

Melatonin is a naturally-occurring hormone found in the body. Melatonin promotes restful sleep. FitFormula’s Sleep Formula can help augment the body’s natural Melatonin levels and provide nighttime relaxation and relief for occasional sleeplessness, which can lead to better overall health.

Who should not use a Melatonin supplement?

Anyone who is pregnant or lactating, under medical supervision, using any prescription drugs, including tranquilizers or sedatives, has an autoimmune condition or depressive disorder should not use Melatonin without first consulting their physician. Melatonin is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 18 unless it is under medical supervision.

Can I become addicted to Melatonin?

Studies show that Melatonin is non-habit forming. You can continue to use it as a sleep aid without worrying about becoming addicted.

Why is 8 hours of sleep important?

Research shows that at least 7-8 hours per night is needed for adults to function at their best. Research shows that anything less may impair your ability to focus and perform everyday tasks. Sleep is also essential for weight management, stress reduction, immune support, and more.

Does better sleep help you lose weight?

Yes. Getting quality sleep is an important part of weight maintenance. Research has shown that lack of sleep increases the likelihood of obesity by 55% in adults. Research also shows that lack of sleep can impact your hunger hormones (Ghrelin and Leptin) causing an increase in appetite.

What is the maximum amount of FitFormula’s Sleep Formula I can take each day?

We recommend that you do not take more than 1 packet of FitFormula’s Sleep Formula in a 24 hr period. Please consult with your doctor or healthcare provider if you have any further questions. 

What happens if I mix FitFormula’s Sleep Formula with alcohol?

Studies have shown that even as little as one drink can impair sleep quality. Given that it is our mission to inspire healthy sleep habits, it is not recommended that you drink alcohol before bedtime and/or that you mix FitFormula’s Sleep Formula with alcohol. While not recommended, we are not aware of any clinically confirmed adverse side effects of mixing alcohol and FitFormula’s Sleep Formula.

What happens if I mix FitFormula’s Sleep Formula with my medicine?

We recommend consulting your physician before mixing medication with any of our products.

Is FitFormula’s Sleep Formula vegetarian?

Yes, the product is vegetarian.

Is FitFormula’s Sleep Formula gluten-free?

Yes, the product is gluten-free.

Is FitFormula’s Sleep Formula addictive or does it have any side effects?

FitFormula’s Sleep Formula is non-habit forming and we are unaware of any known side effects to Melatonin or GABA. Please consult your doctor or medical practitioner to be sure and if you have any questions or concerns regarding the consumption of FitFormula Sleep Formula. 

Should I consult my doctor before taking FitFormula Sleep Formula?

Yes, you should always consult a physician to determine whether a FitFormula supplement or any supplement or vitamin, is right for you.


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