Making sure you're getting the right minerals and vitamins can be a little tricky, especially as you get older. We understand that you want to be in the best condition as possible, which is why we've put together a few important vitamins that women over the age of 40 should be taking.
Best Vitamins for Women over 40
Of course, you want to grab as many nutrients as you can from all of your favourite foods, but you might need to consider taking supplements to give your body an extra boost. Before supplementing your diet, however, we always suggest talking to your doctor.
To help support the health and wellbeing of women over 40, we've created a primal formula consisting of 27 vitamins, minerals and plant extracts (check it out here.)
Our Primal Woman 40+ helps to maint healthy-looking skin with ingredients such as biotin, iodine, niacin, vitamin A & B2. We've also included zinc & selenium to help contribute towards healthy nails.
Our formula includes copper (at 100% of the NRV) which contributes to both healthy skin and aids hair pigmentation.
Then in addition to the vitamins and minerals, to help you get the most out of each and every day we further enhanced Women 40+ with extracts of bamboo, grape seed and bilberry. Bamboo provides a natural source of silica that we find in our skin, hair, nails, bones, tendons, liver and kidneys.
Besides helping the body absorb calcium, vitamin D is important to other bodily processes too, such as moving your muscles, carrying messages between your brain and body, and helping the immune system defend against pesky bacteria and viruses - all of which are important as you get older.
It’s a widely known fact that Vitamin D is synthesised in your skin in response to sunlight, and since we’re in the UK, unfortunately, we don’t get a whole lot of sunshine day to day.
In our book, Britain Is Sick we talk in depth about how we all need to get out more, in order to absorb some sun rays and let our bodies synthesise Vitamin D. But when it’s not sunny outside, it might be time to top up your Vitamin D levels with our powerful Vitamin D3 supplement.
We spoke about the importance of calcium for men over the ages of 60 in our latest blog post, and it's also the case for women too. Believe us when we say calcium becomes increasingly important as we age. It's incredibly important because it helps to keep our bones strong and healthy, as well as maintaining our heart, muscles, and nerves. It's also great for our blood vessels as it transports blood throughout the body.
We suggest taking calcium in conjunction with vitamin D—the body needs vitamin D in order to form calcitriol, the hormone responsible for calcium absorption. Without it, your body will experience a calcium shortage.
Magnesium is not only amazing for our muscles and muscle relaxation, but it's also essential for healthy bones, teeth and the nervous system.
Also, as we get older, our immune system tends to slow down and as a result, you're more prone to feeling tired and fatigued. Fear not, however, as magnesium has the benefits of reducing tiredness and fatigue. If you're finding yourself feeling drowsy during the day then taking a magnesium supplement could help you get a better night's sleep.
Unlike many brands out there, our Magnesium supplement has been formulated from high potency Bisglycinate - Magnesium in its most highly bioavailable form to maximise absorption!
Unlike when it’s formulated from Oxide, our Bisglycinate formula impacts the body quickly and effectively. Also, like all of our other primal supplements, it is 100% natural and free from anything artificial.
Omega 3 fish oil contains EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) which are both essential nutrients your body needs for so many different reasons.
DHA is particularly important to us as human beings, as this remarkable fatty acid is a primary structural component of the human brain... Hence why they call Omega 3 'food for the brain'.
Omega 3 is naturally found in fish oil and there are two main ingredients (EFA’s). EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docohexaenoic acid) are essential fatty acids, both of which the human body cannot produce itself.
This means the only way to get this vital nutrition is through our diet which many of us are lacking thanks to processed foods or poor diet choices. As it is naturally found in fish oil, it becomes difficult to get from what you would normally eat alone.
To top up your omega 3 levels, grab our Primal Omega 3 here.
Hair, Skin and Nails
As we get older our hair, skin and nails may need a little extra TLC. At Primal Cure, we've assembled 20 powerful extracts, minerals and vitamins for healthier hair, skin and nails. Biotin, Copper, Iodine, Vitamin A, Riboflavin and Zinc are all attributed with the maintenance of normal skin.
Our hair needs a variety of nutrients to encourage growth and stay healthy. Biotin (Vitamin B7) is known in the hairdressing trade as Vitamin H; hence the synthetic versions in shampoos and conditioners... It’s so important, our product is formulated with 200% of the NRV.
Copper is another mineral known to contribute to normal hair pigmentation, so again: 200% of the NRV. For healthy nails, we've added Zinc and Selenium.
If our Primal Hair, Skin and Nails supplement sounds like it could solve all your beauty problems, then grab a tub here!
Vitamin B6 is an incredible vitamin for all ages. In fact, it’s so incredible that it’s involved in more bodily functions than any other single nutrient, and it affects us both mentally and physically. Which is why we've created our own formula at Primal Cure!
One reason why we love B6 so much? We believe that It really could be called the happiness vitamin, the PMS vitamin or the stabiliser vitamin as it contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity and contributes to normal psychological function. It’s something we should all be getting in our diets, however with modern diets becoming less and less nutritionally dense, it’s likely that some of us are not getting enough day-to-day.
If you find yourself suffering from the following: skin rashes, tiredness and mood changes, then it may be your body's way of telling you that you're suffering from a vitamin B6 deficiency.
The reason that Vitamin B6 is also known as the PMS vitamin is that it helps to regulate our hormones. So when you’re feeling like your hormones are imbalanced, such as the dreaded ‘time of the month’ or during pregnancy even, it may be a good idea to supplement with this vitamin.
It’s also been said that taking a Vitamin B6 supplement during menopause can be beneficial for helping with mood swings too.
Unfortunately, as we get older, our digestive system may start to cause a little havoc. Unexpected gas, upset stomach, bloating, low fatigue and indigestion (to name a few), may all sound a little familiar and if so, a high strength probiotic may be the answer to your gut problems.
The above are just a few symptoms of bad gut health, and so many of us out there suffer from this – almost to the point where we’ve accepted it as a part of our daily lives.
However, it’s so important not to underestimate the importance of a healthy gut, it’s what helps us to digest food properly, maintain a healthy immune system and so much more. What’s more, these symptoms can almost always be easily rectified by balancing your gut flora, and one easy way to do this is by taking a powerful probiotic supplement such as ours.
There are so many different types of probiotics out there, it can be hard to know what to go for – let alone stick to having them every day. That’s where our Primal probiotic comes in, as our unique blend contains 12 heavily researched strands.
This formula was created by our brilliant Nutritional Product Development team and our founder Steve was involved in the entire process to ensure that it’s the best, most powerful probiotic we could give you and your loved ones.
Your gut flora is highly sensitive to your diet, and studies show that if it becomes unbalanced it can be linked to numerous diseases. Our probiotics can help correct this balance by ensuring that there are enough good bacteria in the gut to help restore digestive health and keep you and your family’s immune system in good working order.
Our powerful probiotic contains 6 BILLION colony forming units that get transported to your gut via BIO-tract technology. Our patented probiotic tablets deliver up to 15 times more friendly bacteria to your intestines than capsules, powders or probiotic drinks.
The only company we found that could make such a powerful Probiotic was in the USA, so this one of very few products not created in the UK. Interested? Grab a pot here!