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 Vitamins and Supplements for the 30+ year old 

I guess it’s about that time my mom told me about

Mine Taking vitamins and supplements is always going to be an overwhelming time in one’s life. Yeah, I sound dramatic but think about it…

 

It was at  the very moment I walked into my first ever appointment for my facial and skin analysis at the age of 24 and the doctor asked me, “What supplements are you on” and I responded, “Well normal vitamin C and I’ve stopped taking my preggy vitamins now my baby’s grown and he reminded me of something I already knew but had tucked away so far deep in my mind. 

 

As you get older, your body needs you to get back what life takes out. 

 

The reality is, our nutrition isn’t the same these days. And each and every one of us have very different biological needs. We all also have unique goals for our health. Mine are to stay healthy, have youthful skin and run a kilometer without heaving. So choosing the most appropriate vitamins and supplements, though a daunting task, is necessary for every stages of life. 

 

Reality is that though specialists and health practitioners recommend starting with a diet rich in nutrient-dense, organic, real foods as the basis of a healthy lifestyle, for many women, diet alone may not be enough.

 

If you are trying to find where you may be lacking vitamins wise, I would highly recommend you have a very open conversation with your GP on the next visit as to what and how you are feeling. You might want to add vitamins and supplements to your healthy lifestyle routine especially if you’ve been feeling like you are not getting that full on energy burst day to day.

Remember that as we go through the many phases in our life, they’ll demand varying levels of nutrients. 

 

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Here Are The Supplements You Will Find In My Bathroom Cabinet:

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Folic Acid

Nope. Not planning another baby.. But some of the other benefits of folic acid besides it forming part of the prenatal vitamin supplements is brain health support and cell reproduction. It also enhances verbal fluency and memory, and is believed to enhance your mood. 

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Iron

I’m VERY iron deficient. And because I have a very active lifestyle, I need to supplement with iron. But careful not to over supplement. 

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Omega 3

I think I take this because my moms voice always rings in my head that “A woman must always have Omega 3 and Fish Oils”. But the benefits of Omega 3 have shown up for me especially durong the times my hormones were adjusting post pregnany. 

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B- Complex

I’m a light sleeper and tend to get my sleep disturbed by the mildest movement or noise. Taking vitamin B3, B12 and B6, has helped me alot in improving my sleep and getting some good hours in. They also improve the health of my nails, hair and skin.  

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Immunity Stimulant

With COVID19 still very much here and around us, I am taking a nutritional aid in assisting me manage whether or not the viral diseases affects me.  

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Collagen

Studies have shown that collagen supplements for several months can improve skin elasticity, signs of aging. can increase density in bones weakened with age and can improve joint, back and knee pain. I’m not sure how much study has been done on this, but YOU HAD ME AT SKIN ELASTICITY.

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Water, Water, Water

Drink atleast 1,5L of water a day and if you already do, drink 2L. Really, your skin and body will thank you. And when you are 50, it will thank you and glorify you. 

Put Back What Life Takes Out

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