3 Supplements to Consider in your 40s and 50s

(and beyond)

As a nutritionist, I have a food first approach

Getting nutrients from food is almost always more beneficial

But sadly in this day and age, this is not always possible (for many reasons that I won’t go into in this post)

Hormonal changes in your 40s and 50s can increase your needs for certain nutrients

It is also a key time to protect your long term health

Supplements can help to make sure that you are getting all those essential nutrients to support your health

3 Supplements

These are the 3 supplements I recommend to almost all the women I work with

They can help to increase energy levels, support thyroid health, bone health, heart health and brain health some of the areas that can be most affected by menopause. As well as help to manage mood swings, brain fog and anxiety

1. A good quality multivitamin and mineral complex. Including the active forms of B vitamins, zinc, selenium and iron, if you are still having periods

2. A good quality fish oil. Unless you eat oily fish at least 3 times per week, it is unlikely that you are getting enough of the essential fatty acids DHA & EPA. NB you are taking blood thinners it some other types of medication, fish oils may not be appropriate

3. Magnesium – this essential nutrient is used in over 300 biochemical processes in the body. It is also a common deficiency. The type of magnesium to take would depend on any symptoms ie magnesium citrate can be beneficial for constipation and magnesium glycinate for sleep.

These are my go-to’s but of course, there are many other supplements that may be suitable based on an individual’s specific needs

For personalised nutrition and supplement plan contact me at gail@gailbradynutrition.com