Why You Should Start Taking Supplements
If you are a woman above 30, you should consider adding some supplements to your life. As you grow older, your body will stop producing some elements and you will need to supplement them. Also, your body will need some extra help as it becomes more sensitive, skin and bones start to degrade, and you need more energy to get through the day and the like.
Supplements will come in handy with age. Herbal, or natural supplements such as sea moss, ashwagandha, maca, black cohosh, red clover etc, are nature’s given and not manufactured meaning they give you the good stuff in its most natural form. They also combine multiple nutrients and minerals in one supplement can be almost sufficient for your needs.
Supplements come in many forms. They can be herbal/natural, as healthy teas, capsules, powders, oils and liquids. It is best to select the best way to consume supplements that is convenient for you and your lifestyle.
Natural supplements such as sea moss, ashwagandha, maca root, red clover, black cohosh, chlorophyll can be ground into powder and put in capsule form for easier consumption. You can research each supplement and decide which will be more suitable for you.
Here is why you should start taking supplements
1. Helps your body absorb more nutrients
Nutrient absorption decreases with age, making it harder for your body to get the nutrients it needs from food alone. Taking some vitamins such as A, D, E and K helps your colon absorb more nutrients from your food so you can reap maximum benefits. Sea moss supplements can be a great supplement for this.
2. Help deal with bone loss
Menopause can cause a depletion of vital nutrients like calcium and vitamin D, which can lead to bone loss and an increased risk of fractures. Supplements such as black cohosh, ashwagandha and sea moss help keep bones healthy so you don’t suffer massive bone loss and weakness as you grow older.
3. Reducing inflammation in the body
Supplements like omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation, which has been linked to a range of health issues including heart disease, arthritis and cognitive decline. Supplements such as chlorophyll, sea moss, red clover and others help reduce inflammation and boost immunity.
4. Meet iron deficiency and other deficiencies
Women are more likely to suffer from iron deficiency as they age, especially after menopause. Menstrual period also make women lose significant amount of iron and we might need to supplement our iron intake since we don’t always get enough of it from food. Some supplements can help combat this such as spirulina and sea moss.
5. Helps with brain activity and energy
Vitamin B12 plays an important role in brain health, but many women over 50 have trouble absorbing it from food. A supplement can help to ensure optimal levels. Natural supplements such as maca root help with brain activity and provide the energy a person needs in a day.
6. Meet vitamin D deficiency not got from the sun
Vitamin D is essential for bone, muscle and immune health, but many women don’t get enough from sun exposure alone. With our lifestyles, we don’t receive sufficient sun for fear of harmful UV days. A supplement can help boost levels. Sea moss naturally contains vitamin D.
7. Vaginal health for women and gut health
Probiotics can help improve gut health, boost immunity and better digest food. As we age, our gut micro biome changes, so supplementing with probiotics can be especially beneficial. Probiotics are also great for women as they provide healthy vaginal flora preventing infections such as yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and UTIs (Urinary Tract Infection).
8. Hair, Skin and Nails
Supplements that contain collagen can help improve hair, skin and nail health as we age, as well as support joint health. Your hair, skin and nails need some nutrients such as keratin and collagen to grow and thrive. Sea moss, red clover and ashwagandha are great for strengthening hair, skin and nails.
9. Stress and fatigue relief
Our lives are generally stressful and we easily get fatigued by the work that we do. Adaptogenic herbs like ashwagandha and Rhodiola can help reduce stress and fatigue, which can be especially beneficial during menopause and perimenopause. Maca helps relieve stress as well, reduces fatigue and provides energy. Ashwagandha also helps reduce cortisol, the stress hormone from the body making you more relaxed.
10. Boost immunity and prevent diseases
Antioxidants like vitamins C and E can help protect against free radical damage, which contributes to ageing and disease development. Supplementing with these can help ensure optimal levels. Natural supplements such as chlorophyll contain antioxidants which help bind radicals and prevent diseases.
11. Digestion and bowel movement
Some supplements such as sea moss and probiotics help with digestion and bowel movement. As you grow older, your body tends to bloat more and increase gassing. Probiotics, sea moss, and slippery elm help with digestion and bowel movement and reduce gassing and bloating.
12. Balances Hormones
Hormonal balance is a huge issue for women. It can be caused by various factors such as thyroid function, childbirth, breastfeeding, diet etc. Some natural supplements such as ashwagandha, sea moss and maca are great for balancing hormones and aiding thyroid function.
13. Poor eating habits
We don’t always eat as well as we should and we find that our diet doesn’t always meet our nutritional needs. Supplements such as sea moss contain loads of nutrients that can help us meet our nutritional benefits.
14. Prevent Expensive health issues
Most of our health issues are brought about by the lifestyles we lead. Taking supplements helps prevent some diseases which may cost us much more challenges in the future.
15. To lead a healthy lifestyle
Generally, you are healthier when you take supplements. You have more energy, better mood, better brain function, better skin, hair and nails etc. Supplements also boost your immunity and help your body combat externalities with much more ease.
We hope you are taking supplements to better your health. What are your favorite supplements?