Though your loved ones should try to eat as healthy as possible at every given opportunity, they don’t always get the required vitamins and minerals from their natural sources. When breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks don’t nourish the body as needed, your loved ones may choose to turn to supplements. But for retirement-age individuals and older, what are the best natural supplements for health and wellness? Here, we will take a look at some factors that contribute to a healthy diet courtesy of supplement use.
Keep in mind that your loved ones should never rely solely on natural supplements to nourish the body and mind. What’s more, always check with your loved ones’ physician before taking any kind of supplements as some may react badly to certain medications.
Additionally, the products listed here are merely suggestions. There are numerous products on the market that mirror the suggested brands below.
A long list of health benefits is associated with omega-3 fatty acids. As your loved ones age, they can enjoy better heart health support and reduce inflammation by getting enough omega-3 fatty acids.
Best supplement: Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega.
Found naturally in the body, Co-Q10 (coenzyme Q10) is a compound that is essential for energy production. Aging effects can be accelerated if CoQ10 levels get too low. Progressive brain disorders and heart disease may also be aggravated.
Best supplement: Nature Made Co-Q10.
Multivitamins (For Men)
To cover dietary gaps, one effective and easy way for men over the age of 50 is to consume a multivitamin. Vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, and B vitamins will help support better health. Essential minerals and vitamins can be found in the right multivitamin.
Best supplement: Centrum Minis Men 50+.
Multivitamins (For Women)
As women age, changes take place where their nutritional needs are concerned. It’s crucial to support healthy aging with the right multivitamin – preferably one that is designed for 50-year-old women and older. Vitamin K, vitamin D, and other vitamins and nutrients should encourage bone health, among other things. Additionally, the less iron a multivitamin has – where postmenopausal women are concerned – the better.
Best supplement: Garden of Life Vitamin Code 50 & Wiser Women.
For many older adults, one common issue is loss of muscle mass. It can diminish the quality of life and decrease mobility. To preserve muscle strength and function – and help prevent muscle loss – an increased protein intake can be of assistance.
Best supplement: Naked Whey (Protein Powder).
Throughout the body’s connective tissue – including bones, joints, and skin – a protein referred to as collagen can be found. With age, a natural decline in collagen production occurs. This can result in less skin hydration and elasticity. As your loved ones get older, a supplement may be needed to support healthy skin.
Best supplements: Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides.
Support Your Brain
Both your brain and your body change as you age. Specifically, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and brain shrinkage become increasingly common. To help support a healthy brain, supplements can be beneficial.
Best supplement: Nature’s Bounty Ginkgo Biloba.
Additional Supplements for Aging Adults
- A hormone-free dietary supplement that can be of assistance to women suffering from menopausal symptoms: Equelle.
- A compound that can improve prostate health and decrease inflammation in men: Flomentum.
- For healthier teeth and bones, which tend to break down as a person ages, a plant-based calcium supplement: New Chapter Bone Strength Take Care Slim Tablets.
Discovery Village At Stuart Serves Healthy Meals Providing Natural Nutrition
At Discovery Village At Stuart, meals are chef-prepared and served in a fine dining atmosphere. This promotes both mental and physical well-being. The food is locally sourced whenever possible, nutritious, and – whenever necessary – caters to your loved one’s dietary restrictions.
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