The Best Supplements For Women Over 50

September 2014, Xtend-Life Expert

Summary

While most people tend to feel mentally young forever – at least until their young mind encourages their older body to do something that results in unexpected aches and pains – as we age, our bodies change, and so do our nutritional needs. This is especially true for women who are 50 years or older.

While most people tend to feel mentally young forever – at least until their young mind encourages their older body to do something that results in unexpected aches and pains – as we age, our bodies change, and so do our nutritional needs.

This is especially true for women who are 50 years or older. They need more omega-3s like DHA in their diet, more antioxidants to fight the signs of aging and more vitamin K, which research has shown might help support the body in preventing the onset of osteoporosis. (Ref. 1)

According to the medical editors at WebMD.com, now is the time to start taking supplements if you haven’t before, being sure to take supplements that are suitable for your needs and will help your body feel as young as your mind. (Ref. 2)

A multi-faceted supplement

While a simple multivitamin might have been enough to get by during your earlier years, now is a good time to start treating yourself better and making sure you’re getting the nutrients, enzymes and vitamins that fuel all the cells in your body.

Our Total Balance Women’s is ideal for women who are experiencing menopause, because in addition to a wide range of vitamins, minerals and other all-natural nutrients, it contains wild yam extract and dong quai, both of which have been shown to help support hormone levels and ease the symptoms of menopause.

Synthetic hormone replacement therapy, on the other hand, has been linked to an elevated risk of various health conditions. (Ref. 3)

Total Balance Women’s is also packed with a wide range of nutrients – 77 different vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and other nutrients - to target the signs of aging, making it the centerpiece of our trio of Core Wellness Activators.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, although it still goes undetected because the symptoms in women differ distinctly from those experienced by men.

To protect your heart, it’s important to take in enough omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fatty fish such as salmon and tuna and minimise inflammation.

According to the American Heart Association, omega-3s have been linked to lower cholesterol levels, lower rates of plaque that can cause blocked arteries and optimal pressure.

The Xtend-Life Omega-3/DHA supplements include Hoki fish sourced  from the pristine waters of the southern ocean off the coast of New Zealand and processed in a way that preserves the beneficial qualities.

Women over 50 may especially benefit from our Omega 3/QH Ultra Fish Oil, which includes CoEnzyme Q10, which is especially beneficial for those taking statins to control cholesterol levels, since the drugs reduce the body’s production of the essential nutrient. Xtend-Life uses genuine Kaneka QH Ubiquinol at the optimum does of 50mg/day. Ubiquinol is the non-oxidized for of CoQ10, and this is much more effective than the common ubiquinone form of CoQ10.

Hormone-Support for Her

The most common complaints from menopausal women include hot flashes, sleep troubles, vaginal dryness and mood swings, along with sexual dissatisfaction and loss of desire.

In the United States alone, doctors prescribe approximately 65 million drugs prescriptions per year to women seeking relief from their symptoms, but the drugs often come with their own set of undesirable side effects.

If you aren’t getting the relief you need from our Total Balance Women’s, our Hormone-Support for Her is designed to support natural hormone balance while boosting libido and easing mood swings.

Don’t forget your partner

But what good does getting your desire back do if your partner isn’t on the same page?

Men over 50 are also looking at hormonal changes, and our Total Balance Men’s is also designed to help support sex drive while helping the body in resisting heart disease, cholesterol imbalances and other signs of aging.

As with our women’s line, if Total Balance Men’s alone isn’t meeting your partner’s needs, our Male Rejuvenator includes ingredients that help boost testosterone, getting your guy back into the swing of things along with you, as well as nutrients to support prostate health, one of the most common complaints of men in their late 50s.

Essentially, by taking the right supplements, your body will be better prepared to fight the signs of aging, and will join your mind in feeling forever young.

References:

  1. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/28/diet-for-women_n_2371463.html
  2. http://www.webmd.com/women/women-over-50-tips-for-good-nutrition
  3. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyDietGoals/Fish-and-Omega-3-Fatty-Acids_UCM_303248_Article.jsp

15 Comments

  • “Hi I’m taking the supplements Kiwi Klenz and Omega 3/QH fish oil. I also ordered Total balance woman’s, but I’m finding it very hard to take because of the size of the tablet and the strong yeast smell it has plus having to take 4 day on an empty stomach, it would be easy if it was a capsule and had no odour. Could you recommend another supplement,i was thinking of trying the Rejuvenator instead. I would appreciate your help. I’m in my 50’s. Many thanks  ”

    Shirley - October 23 2014

  • “Dear Maria,   From what you have said it sounds as though you have made the right choices with our Total Balance Womens and Natural Energy products. You may however also be interested in our Female Rejuvenator for additional support.   The Female Rejuvenator is a product specifically formulated to support the needs of the female body. It contains a synergy of herbal extracts to support the female hormones and maybe especially beneficial during the stages of menopause. This can be taken alongside the Total Balance Womens and Natural Energy.   We recommend a dose of six capsules per day of the Female Rejuvenator for the first three months. This is best split into two doses and taken with or just after food. If taken alongside the Total Balance Womens then you can reduce the dose to just three capsules per day of the Female Rejuvenator after the initial three months.   I hope this information is useful to you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.   Kind regards,   Joanna Online Nutritionist”

    Customer Relations - November 28 2014

  • “Dear Shirley, I am sorry to hear that the size and smell of the Total Balance Womens tablets is making them difficult for you to take. Total Balance Womens is full of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbal extracts, amino-acids and anti-aging ingredients, as well as the special blend of extracts which works to support womens health.  The enteric coating does mask some of the smell but I can appreciate that they do have quite a distinct odour.  Actually, we have some customers that absolutely love the smell and others, such as yourself, that find it unpleasant.  You could try coating the tablets in jam or yoghurt, as not only will it mask the odour but also make it easier to swallow. Alternatively, I would recommend to you Multi-Xtra, our comprehensive multi vitamin.  It contains the same multi-vitamin blend that Total Balance has, and has a smaller dosage of two tablets per day.  The tablets are the same size as the Total Balance, but they can be broken in half or crushed.  They are not enteric coated therefore, can be taken with food.  It has a very mild smell compared to Total Balance.  Multi-Xtra is a wonderful source of daily nutrient support for general health and well-being, and contains the highest quality ingredients we can find.  It may help to provide the body with all the extra nutrients that are not able to be obtained by just diet alone.   If you were seeking extra support for womens health then I would recommend Female Rejuvenator.  This supplement may help to balance and support hormone levels, help to increase libido and may assist in alleviating the symptoms of PMS or menopause.  It comes in capsule form and is advised to take with or following food.  This would make it easy to open and sprinkle into a smoothie or into some juice with your meals.  The dosage is three to six capsules per day, depending on your symptoms or level of need.  As the ingredients are capsulated, they are virtually odourless. I hope that this has been of some assistance, Shirley.  We would be delighted to help you with any further questions you may have. Kind regards Yvette Customer Relations ”

    Customer Relations - October 24 2014

  • “I have always taken Total Balance women along with female rejuvenator. I am 54 and have gone through menopause but still get hot flashes sometimes. What is the difference between premium and total balance? Thanks”

    Shari - September 05 2017

  • “Hi, I am 51 years old, still having my period but irregular, but I’ve been having symptoms like panic, anxiety, vertigo, fatigue, headache, heart palpitation. Just started taking Women Hormonal’s Support, may I know how long will I feel the effect?”

    maxine - May 26 2017

  • “I am needing a smaller tablet. Disappointed to read Total Women is a large tablet.  I have way to many bottles of things I have to cut in half and lose the coating.  What you offer sounds perfect but just cannot do large pills never have been able to and I’m 63. Will keep checking back to see if a smaller tablet comes available even if it means 14 tablets a day instead of seven.”

    Darrie - May 09 2015

  • “Hi, I am currently taking the Women Hormonal Support, I find it very hard to swallow as the capsule is pretty big, also after I take it, there is a strong herbal smell when I burp. will you make this capsule smaller? or can I open the capsule and take it? Please advice”

    fian - May 23 2017

  • “Hi Susie, Yes, absolutely! While Female Rejuvenator is very helpful for women going through menopause, it can also be a great help after menopause. Some of the ingredients, such as Tribulus can also support healthy hormone levels and this may be beneficial in supporting bone density, health and function. I hope Female Rejuvenator helps alleviate your symptoms. Do let us know how you go. In good health, Madelynn”

    Xtend-Life Expert - June 17 2015

  • “I am 63. My menopause is already over,but, i am feeling hot all the time. Can i take female rejunenator?”

    Susie chong - June 14 2015

  • “Hi Michele, You would be absolutely fine to continue with our Female Rejuvenator. It is a great way to naturally balance out your hormone levels and it can be taken in combination with our Total Balance Women’s and Omega 3. However, if you feel like you do not need as much support in that area, Total Balance Women’s does contain a female hormone support blend as well. Our award-winning customer service team are trained to help you tailor your supplement regime to fit your needs. I encourage you to contact them at customer.service@xtend-life.com. In good health, Madelynn ”

    Xtend-Life Expert - January 25 2016

  • “Dear Fian, Our tablets and capsules are not the biggest, nor are they the smallest size. We understand that some people may find it difficult to swallow tablets or capsules. I am also sorry to hear that you are getting the herbal smell when you burp. We recommend drinking any supplement with a big glass of cool water. You could split open the capsule, however the smell and taste of the herbal ingredients will be more obvious. You could mix it with some yogurt to make it more palatable. Thank you for your feedback regarding tablet size and we will forward this on to our Marketing Department. Kind Regards, Sheela Eyles (Team Leader)”

    Customer Relations - May 24 2017

  • “Hi Darrie, Thank you for your comment. I am sorry to hear that you are unable to take our Total Balance Women’s due to the tablet size. We appreciate your feedback and will take this into consideration. We currently have a range of Omega-3 Minis and our new Zupafood Range which have been formulated with ease of swallowing in mind. You may be interested in taking these for overall health and wellbeing support. In good health, Madelynn ”

    Xtend-Life Expert - June 17 2015

  • “I have just turned 70 and up to now have been using very light hormone supplements. However, I feel it is time to stop. Can I still take Female Rejuvenator? I have been taking your Total Balance Women and omega 3 for several years already and shall certainly continue. Regards Michele  ”

    Michele Getkate - January 16 2016

  • “Hi Shari, thank you for your interesting question. It is wonderful to hear that you have been using our Total Balance Women’s along with Hormone Support for Her (previously known as Female Rejuevenator) to help you through the sometimes troublesome menopausal phase. I am sure you are pleased that this has now mostly passed for you. Total Balance Women’s standard, as well as the Premium option both contain the very same hormone support blend, at the same levels. So in terms of offering support during menopause, using the Premium does not offer you any more benefits in this area. The properties that differentiate the Premium and place it a cut above the standard are its higher amount of certain age defying ingredients and antioxidants. We recommend the Premium for those wanting the very best results from their supplements, and that are happy to take seven tablets per day. We would be delighted to advise you further so that you can be sure you are using the very best products for your needs. Our Customer Relations team are just a call away, or feel free to email us as well at customer.service@xtend-life.com. In good health, Rose.”

    Customer Relations - September 05 2017

  • “Hi Maxine, it is great that you are being proactive by taking a product to help support you during the peri-menopausal phase, as these symptoms are not at all enjoyable to go through. As our products are naturally based they will work differently for every person. The hormonal system is a very complex one, that may take time to become balanced through using a product such as our Hormone Support for Her. In order to obtain the very best results we advise taking the recommended dose for a minimum of two to three months, after which you will be able to judge how the product is working for you. We would hope that certainly that after this time you will notice some improvement to your symptoms. Our customer relations team would be happy to speak with you personally so that we may provide specific advice for your individual concerns.”

    Customer Relations - May 30 2017

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