Best supplements for women over 50
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I’m 55 and my husband is 67. Neither one of us take prescription medications. We rarely go to a doctor except for annual exams. We have our blood drawn every two years to keep an eye on cholesterol and triglycerides. Our blood pressure is lower than the typical 120/80.
However we still need the knowledge and guidance from health professionals, just not the typical conventional medicine route. I take care of my health through natural approaches:
- naturopathic medicine
How I view my health is summed up perfectly from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
“Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process.”
Modern medicine has its place and I will use it when appropriate. But until that situation arises, I will take responsibility for my health and incorporate the most natural prevention and healing techniques I can find.
I have incorporated natural, non-invasive healing for over 20 years. In addition to aiming for a clean diet, the foundation of my health is supplements. Menopause plays a significant factor in how our bodies absorb vitamins and minerals. It’s important to get all of the nutrients you need to help with inflammation, a stronger immune system and even support changing eyesight.
Here are the supplements that I use to keep myself as healthy as I can be. These following brands are top quality and are the best for easy digestion and assimilation by the body.
Fish oil plays a huge role in cardiovascular health and brain health. It contains Omega 3 fatty acids including DHA and EPA, which help to reduce the chronic inflammation in our bodies, and improve vascular health.
Multivitamin for Women
After menopause it’s even more important to have a basic vitamin regime everyday. A multivitamin which also includes essential minerals is the bare minimum you should have daily.
As we age, digestion begins to slow down and the foods we once loved cause indigestion, gas and bloating. One of the key reasons for this is the depletion of natural enzymes that we have in our stomach and digestive tract.
I shared in a video about how Magnesium and Potassium are part of a regime that has helped alleviate leg cramps and lessened my aches and pain. It helps to calm the nerves and relax muscles. I take Magnesium citrate which is one of the most common forms.
Nutrients often work together for optimum health benefits and Magnesium and Potassium are a good pair. Minerals are not manufactured by humans or animals. We (and animals) obtain minerals when we eat plants which absorb minerals from the earth. It’s important to get these important minerals in our body to maintain balanced health.
Most of us have an indoor lifestyle and rarely get enough sunshine throughout the day. Vitamin D can help promote better overall health. If you’re feeling tired, or have aches and pains, it may be due to a Vitamin D deficiency. This vitamin also helps calcium build strong bones, which is so important as we age.
If you feel sluggish and tired, it may be a symptom of a tired or over-worked liver. This organ does so many things for the body including cleaning the blood, resisting infections and storing vitamins.
I think changes in my eyesight is one of the most frustrating challenges to aging. A healthy diet and good nutrition can help. Because of my age and being on the computer for most of my day, I started taking this supplement several years ago. At my last eye exam, my optometrist told me that at my age, he was very pleased to see how healthy my eyes are!
Living a healthy lifestyle after age 50 takes a conscious effort. Take responsibility to educate yourself about the benefits of vitamins and minerals and how important they are to keeping you healthy and active. Then purchase and be faithful to taking your supplements. It’s the only way to a healthier you!
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Kristy Klenk has reached the 55 (and counting) birthday and finds this stage of life and aging an interesting adventure. For over 20 years she has been on a journey of living a holistic lifestyle and continues to research its positive effects on aging.