Best Vitamins for Women Over 50

ImageAs the body reaches 50, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle to be able to supply what cannot be produced or acquired from the food we eat. One of the best ways to do this is to take (and continue taking) vitamins especially beneficial for women in their 50s.

These vitamins supply the body with the nutrients needed to keep it in proper function. If you’re feeling weak, tired, and unable to concentrate, consider taking these vitamins fit for women over 50.

1. A Multivitamin

A multivitamin designed for women over age 50 supplies all the needed vitamins and minerals needed by the body. There are plenty of brands in the market for this, so make sure you do your research, consult a physician, and pick the multivitamin that is right for you.

2. Calcium

At this age, our bones are not as robust as they used to be. To prevent osteoporosis and other bone-related problems, a daily dose of 500 t0 1000mg of calcium along with food is recommended. For those who want to avoid dairy products, broccoli is a great alternative.

3. Vitamin D

While the sun is a great source of vitamin D, the body isn’t able to absorb it as effectively as it once had. Vitamin D is essential not only for calcium absorption, but also to combat various diseases we are prone to, such as heart attacks and Parkinson’s. 

4. Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Fish oil is an excellent source of omegas, which help relieve joint inflammation and keep heart diseases at bay. You can also stock up on vegetables, seeds, and nuts.

5. Magnesium

This vitamin prevents migraines, fatigue, and blood pressure. Some of the best sources of magnesium include dark green, leafy vegetables, amaranth, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Try to maintain at least 400-500mg of magnesium in your diet.

6. Vitamin A

Found in certain fruits, some vegetables, eggs, saltwater fish, and whole milk. Vitamin A is great for the skin, improves the gastrointestinal system, and helps one’s vision.  

7. Vitamin C

An antioxidant that repairs the cells and protects the body’s DNA, the best source of vitamin C are your citrus fruits, such as your oranges and lemons. You can eat the whole fruit both for its vitamin C and fiber.

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