Dietary Supplements: Get Back Your Get-Up-And-Go!

It happens to all of us at one time or another. We begin to feel the effects of getting older. Weaker muscles, bigger bellies, and no more energy, right? The self-care routines and diets that served us so well through our younger years no longer seems adequate.

As we get older, our bodies ability to create or absorb essential nutrients slows down. our bones weaken, and our brains become sluggish, our metabolism slows, and our bellies expand. We gain weight because our bodies need fewer calories but more nutrition. In other words, we eat less, thus, take in less of the vitamin and nutrients we need. Other changes in our systems make it harder for our stomachs to absorb vitamins and minerals which can affect your health and quality of life.

The Three natural supplements below can put the pep back in your step!

1) Diet & Vitamins K1 (phylloquinone) and K2 (menaquinone)

K1 and K2 are two much-overlooked nutrients (Many people have never even heard of them before):

Vitamin K1 is readily available in dark, green, leafy vegetables, but the body’s absorption of plant-derived K1 is not easy, but eating dietary fats, such as butter or plant oils, may enhance the body’s absorption of vitamin K-1 from plants.

Vintamin K2 improves bone and heart health as well as blood clotting functions. According to the Journal of Nutrition, people that took a higher dosage of K2 were 52% less likely to develop artery calcification and had a 57% lower risk of dying from heart disease

2) Energy & NADH

Daily vitamins are vital to our health and quality of life as we age. NADH (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide + Hydrogen) is created in the body with the help of Niacin, a B vitamin. Aging, changes in diet, and even some illnesses can cause the levels in your body drop significantly. This can slow down brain function, deplete energy levels and increase stress.

This natural supplement can be used to reduce fatigue in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients and can reverse some signs of Alzheimer’s disease. It can also contribute to healthier sleep patterns, repair cell damage caused by free radicals, and reduce pain and discomfort after physical exertion.

3) Valerian Root & Sleep

Proper rest is important as our bodies use that time to maintain our health both physically (to repair cell damage and strengthen the immune system), and mentally (improve alertness and concentration), but as we age we may experience changes such as taking longer to fall asleep, waking up earlier or waking up frequently throughout the night. To get a better night’s sleep.

Valerian has been used for centuries in Asia and Europe to provide relief from symptoms of hot flashes due to menopause, depression, and anxiety. It comes in capsule form or tea form.