Supplements To Take In Your 40s

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If you are reaching your 40s or are already in your 40s, your health should be a high priority. Eating a healthy and balanced diet and taking exercise regularly are a must, however you can further help your body by taking certain key supplements.

There are some supplements which I consider essential in your 40s and there are others which may be important to build a foundation for optimal health.

Should I take a multivitamin in my 40s?

I have always recommended a quality multivitamin as I consider this to be important because we often tend to eat food groups that may not necessarily provide an abundance of nutrients. Equally, our digestive system ages with us and so we may not be able to absorb these nutrients efficiently. A quality food state multivitamin will bridge the gap and act like an insurance policy to ensure that our bodies are nourished in order to work at their optimal level. Read More…

Trinny & Shabir On Supplements For Every Age

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Knowing what supplements to take at what age can be confusing, so Trinny and Shabir dedicated a Facebook Live to the topic. While they’ve covered the fundamental supplements you should be taking depending on your age, it’s important to note that there are some issues that can affect us throughout our lives. For example, many of us lead stressful lives regardless of our age and stress can deplete our vitamin B12 levels. Read More…

Osteopenia

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What is osteopenia?

Osteopenia is defined as low bone density or low bone mass, a condition in which a person experiences a decrease in his or her bone structure that is greater than the normal amount for their relevant age. Osteopenia, if left unchecked, leads to osteoporosis, a serious condition in which the bone density has deteriorated to an extent that increases the risk of breaking or fracturing bones. Osteopenia is more common than osteoporosis affecting millions of young and middle aged women.

What causes osteopenia?

It is difficult to identify osteopenia and osteoporosis because in general one does not experience any noticeable symptoms. Often a medical check may identify osteopenia and it is recommended that women have a bone density scan when they reach perimenopause, which is usually when menstrual irregularities occur and usually between the ages of 45 and 55.

The causes of osteopenia may be either of these or a combination of factors which include: Read More…