Do you take a multivitamin and try to eat healthy, yet still notice you’re not feeling your best? You might need additional vitamins or minerals in your diet. Here are some of the most important vitamins for older women:
- You may have never heard of strontium, but you may need it if you have osteoporosis (or a family history of it) or are experiencing bone loss and calcium isn’t enough. It has been shown to be almost twice as effective as osteoporosis medications in improving bone density without any nasty side effects. How crazy is that?
- Ribose is great for those who need a boost in their energy levels naturally. It has been shown to increase your energy by 60 percent in only three weeks. It can also help with mental clarity and give you better sleep and blood pressure.
- Vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is an important vitamin for anyone, especially women over 40. It can help your energy levels, maintain a healthy weight, reduce risk of depression and osteoporosis.
- Folate is a B vitamin that is important for those suffering from depression. It could also give you a reduced risk of aging diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s.
- Calcium and Vitamin D are important to take together because it helps increase their absorption.
- Hydrochloric Acid or HCL. As you age, HCL levels diminish. These are digestive juices in your stomach and if you don’t have enough HCL it could cause indigestion and bloating. It has also been shown to improve skin and help boost absorption of B vitamins.
- Probiotics are great for keeping your digestion running smoothly and reducing the risk of urinary tract infections. It can also help you ward off illnesses by boosting your immune system.
- Fish oil. Fish oil supplements contain omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. They help boost brain activity and your heart health.
- Resveratrol is a polyphenol which has antioxidant properties. It helps protect against cellular damage, carcinogens and helps lower your cholesterol.
- Flaxseed is actually a laxative, but it can also help reduce blood cholesterol, boost immunity and prevent breast cancer. You can take it in an oil capsule or add flaxseed powder to cereal or other foods.
Do you take any of these vitamins or supplements? Which ones have helped you or which ones do you plan on trying?