The aging progression in our bodies is an on going thing each day of our lives. Bringing the clock to a standstill is out of the questions, so we need to take care of ourselves on a daily basis. It is a known fact that as we age we need dietary supplements and vitamins to substitute the declining bodily chemicals and substances.
Dietary supplements are sometimes needed because as we age our diets change, and we eat less. Sometimes we eat more. As our skin and digestive system starts to change, so do our vitamin levels. In order to keep these levels up, we may need to take a supplement to bring that level up to where it belongs to keep us happy and healthy as we age.
Not having the right vitamins can cause cancers and chronic diseases to develop. We all need to understand the vitamins that we need and how they will help keep us stay healthy and safe. In all, we have two different kinds of vitamins, which one is the fat-soluble [A, D, E, K] and the second one is the water-soluble [B, C, P].
The fat-soluble vitamins if taken too much of can turn into a poison toxic. Our bodies produce vitamin D and K, and the vitamins A and E need to come from our food or a supplement to help prevent cardiac disease and some cancers. Therefore, it is very important that you have the right amount of A, C, and E.
The water-soluble vitamins help the kidneys to rid of our excess waste on a daily basis so it is very important to get the right amount daily. You should consult with your physician to learn which vitamins and supplements are best suited for you.
As we get older, our diets change, and we don’t eat like we should. In addition, the foods we buy sometimes don’t have all or enough vitamins in them. The farmers are putting fertilizer and chemicals to make their crop larger and better and with all these chemicals, it lowers the vitamins that you get from your diet. Not eating the right diet or not enough can cause your vitamin level to drop. Some things you need to know are that vitamin D is produced from the sun and the older we get the less we are outside, so by taking vitamin D it can help the brittle bones in our body and make them stronger.
You can find B-12 by eating the right lean red meats, chicken, and drinking skim milk. Taking Vitamin B-12 and B-6 helps to reduce heart disease. B-12 will help the red blood cells produce and maintain the nervous system as well too.
Are you not taking vitamins because it is too hard to swallow them?
Some of us as we get older have a hard time swallowing, stay healthy by buying liquid vitamins. If you are not sure what ones come in liquid form ask your doctor, and he can help you decide what you need and tell you if they are in liquid form or not. Some pills can’t be cut up or crushed because they lose their strength, so stay healthy and look for the liquid type.
One of the most important things about healthy aging is to have a well-balanced meal three times a day. Take your medications and vitamin every day as your doctor has prescribed and enjoy life.