In this final instalment with Shabir, we look at which supplements you should be taking in your 50s and 60s to support a changing body. It's important to evolve and change your routine so that it still suits you.
Use the same regimen as in your 40s but with one addition. Bone loss accelerates in your 50s especially among women. Since oestrogen helps maintain bone mass, women become more vulnerable to bone loss after the menopause.
If you have a history of osteoporosis in the family or simply wish to prevent this concern, then introduce a quality calcium supplement such as Bone Restore with Vitamin K2 which provides three highly absorbable forms of calcium plus several nutrients which are vital to help strengthen the joints and bone structures including vitamin D3 and vitamin K2
Omega 3s – reduce plaque build-up, curb inflammation, protect the heart and help with joint flexibility.
You could potentially give up your Sage Complex once you have past your menopause although a lot of women choose to continue using it because remember that oestrogen protects your skin, heart, joints and much more.
Probiotics – it would be a good idea to continue taking probiotics because the older you are the more vulnerable your body is to infections and digestive discomfort.
Digestive Enzymes – it is crucial to start considering the use of a quality digestive enzyme. During these years, your digestive enzyme production is roughly a third of what it was in your 20s and here are some of the effects of this decline:
You absorb less nutrients from your food and from your supplements.
Food is not broken down correctly so it stagnates leading to slower bowel movement and possibly constipation.
Bloating may become an issue due to the stagnation of food.
In order to prevent nutrient deficiencies and ensure healthy bowel movements as well as healthy digestion, please use Enhanced Super Digestive Enzymes to be taken just before or during a meal. This supplement contains all the enzymes to break down fats, protein, carbohydrates and fibre from the food which means that you are liable to extract more vitamins and minerals from the food you eat.
Please go and get your vitamin B12 levels checked since many of us do not have sufficient amounts of a specific protein (Intrinsic Factor) that carries vitamin B12 from the gut into the bloodstream.
Signs of B12 deficiency include:
Weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath
Pale or jaundiced-looking skin
Sensations of pins and needles since B12 is required for the production of the myelin sheath which surrounds the nerve cells.
Glossitis (inflamed tongue) and mouth ulcers are linked to B12 deficiency.
If you are deficient, there is no point in taking a vitamin B12 tablet because this will not deliver this important vitamin – the only way is by injections or by supplementing with an oral spray called B12 Boost since the myriad of blood vessels in the cheeks and under the tongue will deliver this vitamin into the bloodstream bypassing the intestines.
Use the same supplements as in your 50s but you could now potentially give up Bone Restore if osteopenia or osteoporosis are no longer a concern.
So these supplements are:
A quality multivitamin
Omega 3 for heart health, joint health and skin health
Probiotics – even more important as our digestion ages with us. Digestive enzymes to maximise nutrients into the body from our diet.
It is important to get both vitamin D3 and B12 levels checked because B12 absorption declines due to a lack of intrinsic factor and the body’s ability to manufacture D3 declines past 60s even when skin is exposed to sunlight.
If you do need B12, then use B12 Boost oral spray. For Vitamin D3, I would consider the newer nutraceutical forms such as Liposomal D3 for their ability to deliver this vitamin into each and every cell.
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