Tuesday, 18 October 2016

7 Supplements Women Should Take After 50

Perhaps popping vitamins wasn’t always on your mind in your youth, but now it may be something worth thinking about. There are some nutrients that most women simply don’t get enough of over the age of 50, making supplements essential. The journey of aging can be a beautiful experience that should be embraced, however, there are some things that may not look or feel as effortless as they once did and taking supplements can make a positive difference. Below, we cover seven essential supplements women should take after the age of 50.
  1. Vitamin D
While great sources of vitamin D include egg yolks, fatty fish and fortified foods like milk, less than 10 percent of women over the age of 50 get the recommended amount through food according to Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD. The benefits of getting enough vitamin D, however, include reducing your risk of developing colon, breast and esophageal cancers by 30 to 50 percent. It is recommended for people 50 to 70 years old to get 10 mcg daily (400 IU) daily, and those over 70 should get 15 mcg daily (600 IU).


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