As we age, our bodies are less able to absorb and process certain vitamins and minerals, which can lead to nutritional deficits. Additionally, our metabolism slows down, which can lead to a decrease in the number of calories and amount of nutrients we consume.
We asked our team of formulation experts for their top ingredients to help support a healthy ageing regime.
They listed these as their five most recommended ingredients:
- Calcium and Vitamin D
- Omega-3 fatty acids
Calcium and Vitamin D
As we age, our bodies become less efficient at absorbing calcium and vitamin D. This can lead to a deficiency in both nutrients, which can weaken bones and increase the risk of fractures.
Probiotics help fight the nutritional deficits associated with ageing by aiding in nutrient absorption. Additionally, probiotics can help reduce inflammation levels and control blood sugar levels, both of which are important as we age.
As we age, we tend to lose muscle mass, which means our protein needs increase. Consuming enough protein can help to maintain muscle mass and strength.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for heart health and cognitive function. As we age, it’s important to get enough of these fats in our diet.
Iron is an important nutrient for carrying oxygen throughout the body, but as we age, our bodies become less efficient at absorbing iron from food sources. This can lead to a deficiency in this mineral, which can cause fatigue and anaemia.
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