Turning fifty is a very important phase for most women, they do consider it their milestone or the turning point of their lives.
To some, big changes are happening at this age. It might be the time when their children are all grown-ups, married, or have families of their own. To some, it may be a career change or they`re retired early, or maybe some women are finding a different approach when it comes to their health and wellness.
It is true, that when you turned 50, a lot of changes are happening to your body. Your body can just do so much which is so different when you were younger. This is because of some biological, chemical, and hormonal changes when our body ages which are considered our main health issues.
What are these main health issues?
When a woman turned 50, she may be more or less on the menopause phase. At this stage of a woman`s life, her hormone levels are altered and this can cause unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings.
Another health issues that can be attributed at this time are high blood pressure, heart disease, high sugar levels, and bone density.
Also, during this decade of our lives, we want to take care of our brain to keep our mind sharp.
So most of us, in order to continue our daily healthy life as much as we can, we rely on the right supplements.
Here are the best supplements that I recommend when women turn 50:
1. Consider taking Vitamins and Minerals.
When we reach our prime, it is really essential to take vitamins and minerals. We should supplement our diet with Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D and K.
Calcium is needed in our body as we age. This is very important for women over 50 to prevent bone loss and the risk of having osteoporosis.
Working hand in hand with Calcium is Magnesium, which is essential for cardiovascular health and to have a better and normal blood pressure.
For Calcium`s metabolism, we need to take fat-soluble Vitamins D and K.
My Recommendation: Thorne Basic Bone Nutrients that has Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D and K in one product.
2. Supplement yourself with anti-inflammatories.
As our body age, we tend to be prone to anything chronic and low-grade systemic inflammation. I think most of us when we reach this stage in our lives we have all these aches and pains on our joints so it is always a must to find cure for this issues.
The best cure for this is Turmeric or even the highly bio-available Curcumin. Curcuminoids in Turmeric slow enzymes that can cause inflammation.
My Recommendation: Nature`s Bounty Turmeric Curcumin
3. Take lots of fibers
I believe that fiber is the most important supplement needed by women over 50. Their benefits include maintaining blood sugar balance, lowering cholesterol, improving cardiovascular health, weight loss, and better gut health. It also helps regulate hormone levels during menopause. Make sure to look for a supplement that has both soluble and insoluble fiber.
My Recommendation: Botanica Research Advanced High Fiber Gummies
4. Take something to keep your mind healthy.
Getting older usually affects our cognitive function which is our concentration and our memory. So, we should keep our brain healthy and our mind sharp.
My Recommendation: Nature’s Bounty Gingko Biloba
5. Consider herbs for hormonal balance.
It is always good to rely on medicinal herbs to use to support hormonal health during this stage of women`s lives. The best herbal supplements include: black cohosh, maca, dong quia, chasteberry, and sage.
- Black Cohosh – binds with estrogen receptors and works great by affecting the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin. This reduces hot flashes and night sweats, along with improving mood swings.
- Maca – is a Peruvian adaptogen, which benefits the endocrine and reproductive systems. This boost the production of sex hormones and increase energy and sex drive.
- Dong Quia – is a staple of traditional Chinese medicine which is considered a female ginseng for its energy and mood boosting properties. Dong Quia is recommended for irregular bleeding.
- Chasteberry – or chastree shifts hormone production toward more progesterone and less estrogen through its effect on the hypothalamus (pituitary gland). According to studies, it is effective in reducing breast pain and some other post-menstrual symptoms.
- Sage – is usually used to alleviate hot flashes, sweating, and other menopausal symptoms as a general tonic.
All these herbs can be used as dietary supplements which are available in different forms: powdered whole herb, liquid extracts, and dried extracts in pill form. But you can also find this in some all-in-one herbal blend.
My Recommendation: Botanica Research Menocerin
Even when we reach our prime, we still can live a healthy and fulfilling life. There are ways where we can achieve our maximum health and over all wellness. We can continue to eat healthy and wisely. We can go for an exercise or two. But we make sure we supplement our body with the right kind of nutrition.
I hope these supplements are helpful in what you are looking for. These are the best supplements that I use which are truly very helpful for me in achieving my optimum health. But what`s good for me may not be for you though. What I suggest is for you to consult your doctor first and ask what supplements are best for you.
If you have any thoughts about this article, don`t hesitate to leave a comment:)
19 thoughts on “5 Best Supplements For Women Over 50”
Wow, I had no idea that all of these products could help with something I’m struggling with now. I’m not in menopause yet, just peri-menopause, but it’s great to know that there is definitely relief out there in a natural form. Thanks!
Hi Mallory, thank you for sharing your thoughts with regards to this article.
For sure, these herbal medicine can definitely give you some relief when you have those odd feelings even during the perimenopause stage.
All the best!
Hey Hanna You nailed it!
I am a Naturopath and have been looking for articles to refer my clients to.
This a is a great article and perfect for my over 50’s
Thank you so much
Hi Kristin, thanks for your comment. I am glad this article can help your clients who are already in their 50`s.
All the best!
I can strongly relate to this post because I have women in !y life that is over the age 50 and still thriving. My mom is 57 and don’t look a day over 30. My grandmother is 98 and still going strong. It is all because they have taking very good care of themselves over the years. They both take vitamins to keep the body running properly and to keep them looking younger. With efficient exercise , adequate diet and Vita!ins they are able to maintain a balanced lifestyle. Thank you for post and all of the informative info here. Thank you! Beautiful work!
Hi Doris, thanks for taking time to read this post and leaving a comment.
I am glad to know that your grandmother and mother are really keen on making sure that their health is on key.
All the best!
Thank you so much to the author who has written down this kind of such a beneficial article. This article opened my mind to the fact that our health is very paramount and important. I am not 50 yet but i gained so many insights that would be useful for me when I finally clock 50. Thanks for the eye opener
Hi Tracy, thank you for leaving a comment.
I`m glad you find this very helpful, an eye-opener for you!
All the best!
Hello, firstly, I would love to say this is an insightful and very informative article. I have always believed that we humans needs supplement to boost our health, so if not now, definitely it will be when we getting older and this supplement as you have stated here is for older women. This article is so timely as I feel I have people who really need this and I will be sharing it with them. Thanks
Thanks Seyi for reading my article and leaving a comment.
I appreciate it if you share this article to your friends or family that will benefit from it.
All the best!
This a great webpage to let women know that there is life after 50+ and that nowadays women at the stage must continue to enjoy their lives and look to improve themselves. So I would recommend this site to mothers and grandmothers, especially mine. The content is easily legible and easily understood. I commend you for choosing this niche to let women know there is life after 50.
Thanks Madyibilg for sharing your thoughts with regards to this article.
This website is really dedicated to women who have reached their prime, like me. But not only that, i think i try to make it more so that women as a whole can also benefit from my blog.
All the best!
Good Morning Hanna,
I am well over 50, actually, I will be 69 in May. Since 1986 I have focused on my health so I was interested to read your post.
You are right, after 50 it is high time to start thinking about how to stay healthy.
I try to sit outside for 15 min in the sun, no sunscreen, to get my needed Vit. D. I also take Vit D3 drops.
Every 2 or 3 years I have a bone density test made. These last years I am eating different nuts and seeds. Pumpkin seeds seem to be especially good. I was surprised to see the result of my test as I had improved 5%. Getting older but improving bone density I think is great.
Hi Taetske, thanks for leaving a comment and sharing your thoughts.
I am glad you take steps to make sure your health is all good. It is really true that when you reach that age, you tend to be more cautious in everything you do.
Great job on prioritizing your health!
All the best!
I have to get some of these supplements for my mom or just take down the names and have her get them herself. Sometimes, I think we do know about these supplements, their benefits and why we should use them even before we get to 50 but when we get there, we either assume there is no need or are just lazy to pop those meds.
These vitamins,minerals, fibre etc are quite essential to our system even before we get to 50. I hope more and more women learn to put extra care on the nutrients available to their body around this age to be able to build a healthier life after 50.
Hi Vapz, nice meeting you, and thank you for sharing your thoughts.
I`m glad you are trying to help your mom to keep healthy as much as possible. And you`re right, all the supplements i mentioned can also be used by those younger than 50. It just goes to show that as much as we can, and as early. we try to make sure our health is well taken care of.
All the best!
Thanks for the informative article. I am not 50 yet but very close 🙂 so it is the right time for me to learn more of this topic and your article is really interesting
Hi Geni, thanks for your comment.
I am glad you find it helpful eventhough you are not yet in your “prime”.
All the best!
I am 51 have been taking Menocerin for almost 7 months now and it really works. My head isn’t constantly soaked and very few minor hot flashes. I can’t say if it helps for menopausal mood swings though as I am bipolar and am on meds for that. Do you know of any place other than Amazon that sells it? Great article, very informative.