Supplements for women over 50?

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I’m going to share with you what I do. Not that I am an expert or a nutritionist. But I do live a healthy lifestyle and get asked all the time what do you eat? What supplements do you take? How do you stay so young?
Well that last statement is debatable at best. I appreciate the compliment, but like the rest of you over 50 there are days I just don’t feel so young. Now I guess it’s all in how you look at it. Because I can imagine I do look pretty young compared to my 75 year old friends. Yes I have friends that are 75, and I have friends that are 25 for that matter. So some days maybe not so young (and I’m okay with that).
Age is just a number and I know I’ve said that more than once. But as we age there are things that change and with that we have to change what we put into our bodies.

Two major things are Calcium and Vitamins. Vitamin D is critical to calcium absorption in your body. While the skin can synthesize vitamin D from sun exposure, aging decreases the capacity of skin to produce vitamin D. You can get your calcium from many things. It doesn’t have to be dairy. Try hard cheese, yogurt, canned salmon, and broccoli. I take a Vitamin D3 10,000 per day. These are to keep your bones strong.

Eat good fats or Omega-3 fatty acids. Good fats include, oils like extra virgin olive oil and canola oil, nuts and seeds, avocado and fish, such as salmon and tuna. You can also get it from Krill Oil. I take a 1000 mg of krill oil per day. Unfortunately I have been diagnosed with some arthritis. Not a big surprise since whenever it’s about to rain my knees get quite achy.

Honestly since I started taking the krill oil my joints don’t feel so stiff and my guess is it’s helping to keep my joints well-oiled and well lubricated. Well that sounds strange doesn’t it? But hey our bodies are like an engine or machine and we need treat them as such. Krill Oil has also said to have lowered levels of C-reactive protein. A marker for inflammation in the body that’s linked to heart disease.

Because calcium and Vitamin D are so closely linked some doctors recommend for older women, especially if you are postmenopausal that you get a multi vitamin that has that plus magnesium, zinc, and all the essential vitamin B’s. So I am taking a multivitamin as well as the other two I mentioned. It also helps with energy, stress, and support for hair, nails, and skin. And as we all know as we age there are changes going on in all those areas. Who doesn’t want better hair and skin? I know I do.

So there you have it. The supplements I take and why I take them. Now sometimes it is trial and error and honestly this is what works best for me. If you’re interested in learning more from me just email me at: beingfitover50@hotmail.com. Click here to get the supplements I use.

Health & Happiness, Janet
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