17 Dec 2020

Demystifying supplements for your 40s, 50s and beyond

What are the best supplements to take in your 40s, 50s and beyond? What supplements may help with perimenopause and menopause symptoms?

Katie Taylor talks to Jenny Carson, senior nutritionist at the ethical vitamin company, Viridian Nutrition, about what supplements women could consider taking to help optimise their diet, during midlife and beyond.

In this 30 minute video Jenny explains:

  • What happens to our bodies during perimenopause and menopause and how this impacts the nutrients we need and lack.
  • Which nutrients are important for energy production and reducing tiredness
  • The role of iron, combating heavy periods and how to avoid constipation when taking iron!
  • The role of Magnesium
  • Which nutrients are important for bone health, skin, hair and nails
  • The role of Vitamin D
  • What to look for in a multivitamin
  • What age to begin to take supplements for midlife
  • How to choose a vitamin supplements for your 40s and 50s and beyond.

Watch the full video on demystifying supplements here (30 minutes):

This interview was a paid partnership with Viridian Nutrition.

Jenny Carson, MRes, BSc (Hons) is a Senior Nutritionist at ethical vitamin company Viridian Nutrition. She has over 5 years’ experience supporting people with nutritional health advice. She recently completed a Master of Research(MRes) in Public Health, giving her a wide understanding of public health nutrition. Her other focus areas include ageing, dealing with stress, peri and post-menopause, detox and mood. For more information visit www.viridian-nutrition.com

This article is for information purposes and does not refer to any individual products. The information contained in this article is not intended to treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a health practitioner. Please consult a qualified health practitioner if you have a pre-existing health condition or are currently taking medication. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet.

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