Many women fear entering their 40s, as turning 40 seems to be somewhat of a turning point in whether you’re “old” or “not old.” The truth is, being in your 40s doesn’t mean anything about how youthful you feel or even how youthful you look, as long as you’re taking the right vitamins and supplements for your age.
If you’re creeping closer to the big 4-0 and you’re curious about how to keep the symptoms of aging at bay, here are the top four supplements to consider implementing in your diet and nutrient routine.
Women in their 40s are often nearing the age of menopause. Even if this seems far off to you, the time to prepare for this transitional era of your life is now. Incorporating a fish oil supplement into your diet is one place to start. Fish oil is a great general supplement to your overall health as you enter this time. A fish oil supplement supports your brain and heart health, two of the most important components of your well-being. Fish oil also works to counteract inflammation and other symptoms of aging. Some women report fish oil causing excess stomach acid and burping, so be sure to choose the right supplement for you.
Vitamin B supplements work together to support organ health, specifically boosting your good cholesterol while improving your energy levels and metabolism and fighting off dangerous free radicals. The full vitamin B complex includes B12, B6, folic acid, biotin, and B’s 1 through 3. Vitamin B vitamins also help convert food into fuel for your body which can boost your energy levels as you get older. Vitamin B is also a critical component of your hair, skin, and nail health, which will keep you looking younger, longer.
Magnesium is an important nutrient for many of your bodily processes, including maintaining nerve health and helping to lower your blood pressure. Due to this, magnesium can help you maintain and boost positive moods as you get older. It also helps with vitamin D and calcium absorption, which is directly related to your bone health and bone density. Magnesium has also been shown to increase sleep quality, and who among us can say we could turn down a little extra quality sleep?
As you age, your muscle mass can deteriorate, and your bone mass can decrease. The result is not only a somewhat sunken look about your skin and limbs, but also a larger potential for developing arthritis and other issues that cause joint pain and trouble with mobility. In order to combat that, integrating glucosamine in your buffet of vitamins and supplements is a great idea. Your body uses glucosamine to build up tendons, cartilage, and ligaments that help your joints work smoothly and without pain. If you’ve already started to develop some minor joint pain, adding glucosamine to your diet could be a good way to lessen the effects of age on these vital parts of your body.
NB. This information should be used as a guide only. Always consult your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or the use of supplementation.
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