Why Vitamins and Minerals Matter for Women 30 to 65

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Dr Bollmann, Skin Care Specialist, Anti-Aging Expert

More Than the Minimum: Why Vitamins and Minerals Matter for Women 30 to 65

Picture this: It's a Wednesday night, you've just won the fight of putting the kids to bed, and maybe you've even snagged some quiet time for a soothing face mask, and even a little wine. You consider yourself pretty healthy – you make an effort to eat well, get some exercise – but there's always that lingering question: Am I really getting all the nutrients I need?

The truth is, life's demands in those vital years between 30 and 65 make it tough to be a nutritional superstar every single day. We're balancing careers, families, maybe even caring for aging loved ones. Those well-intentioned meal plans can turn into less nutritious options when juggling simply gets overwhelming. And sadly, even when we do choose the healthy foods, they aren't always as packed with goodness as they used to be. This is where a high-quality multivitamin and mineral supplement can be just as important as your favorite skincare routine.

The Benefits Beyond Diet

Yes, getting our vitamins and minerals through delicious, varied food is always the best option. But several things can stand in our way:

  • Hectic lifestyles: Busy schedules lead to more meals on the run and fewer chances for home-cooked nutrition.
  • Nutrient-depleted soils: Modern farming practices have left our food less packed with essential vitamins and minerals than in generations past.
  • Increased needs: Our bodies change as we move through our 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond. How we absorb and utilize certain nutrients shifts and can require an extra nutritional boost.
  • Stress: The mental and physical toll of chronic stress can deplete certain nutrients faster, making it harder to get enough through food alone.

It's not about giving up on healthy eating; it's about giving your body extra support to fill those nutritional gaps so you can thrive.

What Science Says

Don't let "vitamins" and "minerals" feel like abstract concepts.  Science shows us they do real work:

  • Brain boost: While it is true that we can live without supplementing vitamins and minerals, there are extenuating circumstances that make it important in the modern world - such as pollution, increased stress, longer working hours, which in turn prevents shopping for good nutritious foods, and many other factors.

There is scientific evidence of the importance of supplemental vitamins and minerals. Researchers from Memorial University (Newfoundland) found that a dietary supplement containing 18 vitamins, minerals, and trace elements helped healthy men and women age 65 and over to improve their short-term memory, problem-solving ability, abstract thinking, and attention span. That means sharper thinking for everything from work projects to family game nights.

The supplement also improved immunity, reducing the rate of infection-related illness by more than 50% (as compared to those who did not take it). When you feel your best, you have the energy to tackle everything on your to-do list.

This study demonstrates that people who take a daily multivitamin, multimineral supplement enhance their ability to live independently and without major disability.  The researchers also calculated that for every $1 US spent on the supplement, $28 US could be saved in healthcare costs by preventing or delaying illness and functional decline. Investing in your wellbeing now can pay off down the road.

 In addition, supplementation of vitamins and minerals helps skin health, along with using Bare Skin Care products. Additional vitamins and minerals keep the skin healthy and plumped out, preventing the occurrence of wrinkles. So you not only look your best, you feel your best.

 Stress resilience: Certain vitamins, like the B vitamins, are crucial for our bodies' stress response systems. A good multivitamin helps ensure you're not running on empty, making you better equipped to handle what life throws at you.

The Beauty Connection

We all know that skincare routine you love is crucial for that vibrant glow. But did you know that good nutrition works from the inside out?  Vitamins and minerals help:

  • Support healthy collagen production: That key building block of youthful skin gets a helping hand from nutrients like vitamin C and zinc.
  • Protect against free radical damage: Pollution, UV rays, and stress can ravage our skin; antioxidants from vitamins A, C, E, and selenium fight back.
  • Hydrate from within: Skin health depends on good hydration, which specific nutrients aid (think hyaluronic acid in many supplements!). And remember, the best moisturizer is drinking water; do not underestimate this.
  • BARE SkinCare tackles anti-aging from the outside, and the right supplements complement that with inside-out nourishment. You not only look your best, you feel your best.
  • Choosing the Right Supplements
  • Not all vitamins and minerals are created equal. Here's what to look for:
  • Tailored for women: Specific needs change over time; a multivitamin formulated for women 30-65 can target the concerns relevant to you.
  • Bioavailable forms: This means your body can easily absorb and use the nutrients. Look for words like "chelated" for minerals.
  • Reputable brands: Choose companies that invest in quality ingredients and transparent testing processes.
  • Conclusion

Think of a great multivitamin and mineral as your nutritional safety net. It bridges the gaps between the healthy lifestyle you strive for and the realities of busy modern life. More energy, a sharper mind, a resilient body, and radiant complexion – isn't that what feeling your best in your 30s, 40, 50s, and beyond is all about?

Could a simple daily addition to your self-care routine be a key piece of the puzzle?



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