We ‘re going to talk about taking out an insurance policy on your long-term health.
You know eating the right foods, exercising, mental contentment…the whole drill is essential for folks moving along at age 50 plus. But first, do you really need a bunch of vitamins to keep you walking vertical? Maybe no, if you’re nourishing yourself with vegetables, fruit, meat, fish. All those good eats your mother harped on. If so, vitamins might be off your calendar.
However, if you are sugar sufficient, diet drink dependant and a religious meal skipper. Then vitamins might be a support ticket to you feeling better and having your inside machinery working better and not cracking before its time.
Your doctor has a part in this; ask him or her if a vitamin regime would be a good idea to add to your diet. Remember, some of these pills don’t mix right with other prescription drugs you might be taking now.
If you’re given green light, here’s the big four to take regularly to do the best job for your body and mind.
Vitamin D. The sunshine vitamin as your body only needs around 15 minutes or so a day in the sun to fulfill your needs. However, if you are snowed in solid in North Dakota or there-a-bouts during the winter, it might not be a bad idea to take this essential vitamin. This vitamin can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis, a condition that brittles your bones and make them prone to breaking easily. Also taking the right amount of vitamin D may also reduce the risk of different types of cancer. Again, here is where your doctor could advise by setting the amount of vitamin D3 or D2 (vegetarian).
Calcium. Here’s a near relative to Vitamin D. Calcium and D work together to keep the bones strong. As you age, calcium tends to dissipate from your bones putting you at risk for osteomalacia, a softening of the bones. As there are a myriad of calcium types, consult your doctor for the right dosage to be compatible with Vitamin D.
Iron. Here is a member of the mineral family found in your red blood cells. If you possess an iron deficiency, you may suffer anemia. This creates a symptom of chronic fatigue. As you get older, you may not consume enough iron in your diet. Iron is another supplement that needs the OK from you primary physician. It will pump up those red blood cells to return the energy of youth.
Vitamin B12. All the cells in your body including your brain and spinal cord need Vitamin B12. A deficiency in this vitamin can cause agitation, confusion or even hallucinations. Vitamin B12 is found in animal protein. Vegetarians should be aware a lack in Vitamin B12 can lead to anemia, like iron deficiency.
There’s the big four. These vitamin and mineral supplement can contribute to a healthier lifestyle. Teamed up with your primary doctor and pharmacist with the right combination of these supplements capped with a healthy diet and exercise can reap the benefits of keeping you fit for life.
552 words/1 min,46 seconds