Libido can decline with age, and maca has been linked to improved sexual function due to it’s anti-oxidant properties. Furthermore, supplementation with maca powder may help to reduce cognitive decline (e.g. memory, learning) associated with ageing.
Most research uses 1.5-3g of maca as a daily supplement, with the suggestion that excess of 3g may cause side effects.
Potential Side Effects
No serious side-effects have been noted for maca supplementation, although it may not be suitable for people with particular health conditions.
Talk To Your Doctor
This article is for educational purposes and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice. Myvitamins are not making any claims regarding the medical benefits of their products. If you have any concerns about your health then please contact your GP or other relevant healthcare professional.
Take Home Message
In summary, a variety of vitamins, minerals and supplements may be used to help fight the signs of ageing, and support health during the ageing process. Bone health, wear and tear, skin health and heart health are some of the biggest topics when it comes to age-related health.
What nutrients does a 50 year old need?
The most important vitamins and minerals for over 50’s are those that support joint health, cognitive function and heart health.
What is the best vitamin to take at age 50?
There is no one vitamin that is best to take during this time in life, as nutritional needs vary for everyone! However, vitamin D is important between October – March (for all age groups, not just older adults) due to low levels of sunlight during these months in the UK.
What is the best vitamin to take daily?
If you aren’t sure where to start with supplementation then a multivitamin could be useful to help support overall health.
How can I boost my energy after 50?
Energy levels depend on a variety of factors including sleep (or lack of), hormone health, diet, exercise levels, and mood. Making sure to eat a healthy balanced diet which contains all of the relevant vitamins and minerals is important, as is exercising regularly – around 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per day.
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