The Best Supplements For Women Over 50
September 2014, Xtend-Life Expert
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.