Prioritizing health becomes paramount for any woman who wants to embrace aging gracefully. A well-rounded approach that includes a balanced diet, regular exercise, and targeted supplementation can play a crucial role in supporting your overall well-being. For women over 40, certain supplements stand out as valuable allies in navigating the unique challenges that come with this stage of life. Being 42 myself, and having access to all that Double Wood has to offer, here’s my stack for naturally managing the good, the bad and the ugly.
Known as the "youth hormone," DHEA is a precursor to both estrogen and testosterone. As we age, DHEA levels decline, impacting vitality and hormonal balance. Supplementing with DHEA may contribute to improved energy levels, enhanced mood, and support for skin health. This is one of my favorite Double Wood products and has seriously helped my mood swings (ask my husband if you don’t believe me).
Derived from cruciferous vegetables, DIM is a powerhouse hormonal balancer that helps the body metabolize estrogen more efficiently. This can be particularly beneficial for women in their 40s as hormonal fluctuations become more pronounced.
Magnesium Acetyl Taurate:
Magnesium is a mineral that plays a crucial role in various bodily functions, including bone health, muscle function, and energy production. Specifically, this form of Magnesium Acetyl Taurate has been a game changer when it comes to my PMDD. Literally, ZERO PMS symptoms. Every woman should be taking this product, especially women over 40. Magnesium supplementation can aid in maintaining bone density, which helps to ease muscle cramping and supports overall cardiovascular health.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is essential for skin elasticity and joint health. As we age, collagen production declines, leading to wrinkles and joint stiffness. Supplementing with collagen can support skin hydration, reduce signs of aging and promote joint flexibility. And what if I told you we offer the same as the popular blue lid brand for half the price! I add this to my morning coffee to keep my skin plump and joints happy.
Vitamin D is crucial for bone health, immune function, and mood regulation. As aging affects skin's ability to synthesize vitamin D from sunlight, supplementation becomes essential. Ensure optimal levels by including Vitamin D in your daily routine. I take a full dropper and give my eight-year-old son half a dropper to combat those icky school germs (IYKYK).
Approaching health with a holistic mindset is key for women navigating life after 40. These carefully chosen supplements – DHEA, DIM, Magnesium, Collagen and Vitamin D – work wonders for me and can be valuable companions on your journey through the stages of menopause. Before introducing new supplements, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional to ensure they align with individual health needs. Embrace the journey, prioritize self-care, and let these supplements be part of a holistic healthy lifestyle. Here's to a thriving, vibrant and less miserable life after 40!