It’s Dark…and You’re Not Getting Enough. *

 

Midnight Sunshine is an Alaska-made drink mix with 2000 I.U. of Vitamin D to help us get through the long, dark winters.  It also contains anti-oxidants, calcium and B vitamins.  I created a base of non-GMO fructose (made from sugar and fruit, not corn, although the day sugar became a health food is something I missed) and honey powder.  Then I put in some real healthy stuff.  Check it out.

 

Vitamin D:  Seriously, you’re not getting enough.  In winter the sun barely rises high enough to send weak, wispy, wimpy rays of light and imaginary heat down to the ice covered poles.  You go outside to get a little sun on your face and you hardly cast a shadow.  It’s pointless.  You’re getting more light reflected off a yellow M&M.  The only way to get Vitamin D when you need it is to visit the electric beach, which will kill you in the end (this is all my opinion, you know that, right?), or eat the stuff.  Midnight Sunshine contains 2000 I.U. of Vitamin D3, the most easily absorbed form of dietary Vitamin D.

 

Vitamin B6:  Supposed to help when you’re feeling down in the dumps.

 

Vitamin B12: For insomnia and “mental confusion.”  Think February.

 

Malic Acid:  It’s the stuff on the outside of sour gummy candies, not that I know that from direct experience, and it also is used to treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  Who knows if it works but it does cut the sweetness of the fructose and honey.

 

Vitamin C:  No need to get sick on top of everything else.

 

Food Grade Silica:  I put this in there to prevent clumping, but it turns out it’s used in other supplements to strengthen your nails and make your hair shiny.  That’ll perk you up.

 

Calcium:  This stuff’s kind of a pain because it doesn’t dissolve very well in water.  It’s in there anyway because calcium helps with absorption of Vitamin D so you might as well take them together.  Your strong teeth will come in handy when you have to gnaw on that frozen jerky you found in the bottom of your pack.

 

Lime Flavor:  As you might have guessed, the rest of this stuff doesn’t taste all that great. Limes are tropical, you can pretend you’re somewhere else while drinking your Midnight Sunshine. The boyfriend wants me to mention that it also mixes well with gin.

 

I put enough of the good stuff in each packet so that you only need to take one a day, rather than 2-4 a day like some other supplements that aren’t even made in Alaska.

Look for the Made in Alaska logo on Midnight Sunshine, and other products you are buying. Support a local business when you can.

 

* This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA, but it’s probably true.  Midnight Sunshine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.